Getting Out: Your Guide to Leaving America (Updated and Expanded Edition) [NOOK Book]

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One of the most popular titles in Process' Self-Reliance series, Getting Out is a smartly designed and easy-to-navigate compendium about your best options for a new homeland, and how to navigate a myriad of hurdles before and after you get there.

Here are the rules, resources, and experiences of dozens of expat Americans on every continent, including author Mark Ehrman, who moved from Los Angeles to Berlin after publishing Getting Out. The updated and expanded edition contains ...

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Getting Out: Your Guide to Leaving America (Updated and Expanded Edition)

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Overview


One of the most popular titles in Process' Self-Reliance series, Getting Out is a smartly designed and easy-to-navigate compendium about your best options for a new homeland, and how to navigate a myriad of hurdles before and after you get there.

Here are the rules, resources, and experiences of dozens of expat Americans on every continent, including author Mark Ehrman, who moved from Los Angeles to Berlin after publishing Getting Out. The updated and expanded edition contains new information on taxes, healthcare, food, drink, drugs, security, and suggestions about how to start a business or make a living in foreign lands.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934170304
  • Publisher: Process
  • Publication date: 3/6/2012
  • Series: Process Self-reliance Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Pages: 350
  • Sales rank: 535,036
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Author Mark Ehrman’s work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Playboy, Travel and Leisure, Fortune, and numerous travel magazines. Mark is a practiced expat, having lived in the Czech Republic and Germany.

Editor Cletus Nelson is also the author of "Depression 2.0: Creative Strategies for Tough Economic Times" (Process Self-Reliance Series).
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Table of Contents

Foreword: What Are You Waiting For? 11

About This Book (a.k.a.: the fine print) 15

Introduction: Enter the Matrix and Get Out! 17

Expatriate, Know Thyself 19

I Got Out 24

Part I The Basics: Living and Working 43

Getting In…and Staying In: Visas, Residencies, Work Permits and Citizenship 44

Visas: What Are They Good For? 44

Held Guide to Common Visas 50

Working With Your Visa 53

What's Your Visa Story? 58

Getting Out to the Max: Foreign Citizenship, Second Passports and Renunciation 75

Getting By: Jobs and Other Hustles 88

Studying Abroad 89

Peace Corps 92

Volunteer Organizations/NGOs 94

Retire, Slack or Slum It 96

Teach English 98

Working for Uncle Sam: U.S. Government Jobs Overseas 103

Ply Your Trade Overseas: Who Gets Hired and How 106

Correspondent/Stringer/Editor/Blogger 110

Nanny/Au pair 113

Minding Your Own Business 115

Independent Contractors/Internet Commuters 122

Odd Jobs and Working Off the Books 124

Part II For Your Consideration: The Rest of the World 127

Is It Any Better There? Choosing the Country That's Right For You 128

Does Anyone Speak English? For Those Who'll Never Learn 128

How Much Does It Cost? Bargain vs. Boutique 133

Liberty and Justice For All? Freedom, Democracy and Good Governance 136

Do the Trains Run on Time? Infrastructure/Availability of Goods + Services 139

Is it Safe? Crime and Terror 142

Healthcare: How Free and How Good? 147

Gimme Shelter: Taxes Abroad 155

Going for Broke: Business Climate and Economic Health 157

Greener Pastures: Ecology and Sustainability 163

What to Eat? Food and Agriculture 166

God and Country: Religion and You 168

A (Wo)Man's World? Gender Issues 168

LGBT: Who Do You Love? 173

Expat High: Drugs and the Law 176

The Right to Bear Arms: Gun Control 181

Is Everybody Happy? Happiness and Life Satisfaction 182

May We Suggest? The Getting Out 61 + 1 186

1 Andorra 195

2 Argentina 197

3 Australia 201

4 The Bahamas 205

5 Belize 207

6 Brazil 210

7 Bulgaria 214

8 Cambodia 217

9 Canada 219

10 Chile 223

11 China, People's Republic of 226

12 Colombia 234

13 Costa Rica 238

14 Croatia 243

15 Czech Republic 246

16 Denmark 249

17 Dominican Republic 253

18 Ecuador 256

19 Egypt 260

20 Estonia 262

21 France 266

22 Germany 271

23 Greece 275

24 Hong Kong 279

25 Hungary 283

26 India 286

27 Indonesia 288

28 Ireland 291

29 Israel 294

30 Italy 296

31 Japan 300

32 Latvia 305

33 Malta 307

34 Mexico 309

35 Morocco 317

36 The Netherlands (Holland) 319

37 New Zealand 323

38 Nicaragua 328

39 Panama 330

40 Peru 334

41 Philippines 337

42 Poland 340

43 Portugal 343

44 Russia 347

45 St. Kitts & Nevis 350

46 Saudi Arabia 352

47 Singapore 356

48 Slovenia 359

49 South Africa 361

50 South Korea 364

51 Spain 368

52 Sweden 372

53 Switzerland 375

54 Thailand 378

55 Turkey 382

56 United Arab Emirates (UAE) 385

57 United Kingdom 389

58 Uruguay 394

59 Vanuatu 397

60 Venezuela 400

61 Vietnam 403

61 + Everywhere and Nowhere: Nomadic Living 406

Part III Doing It 413

Driving 414

Ex-Pets 414

Gadget Power 415

Insurance and Health 416

International Shipping: Take it or Leave It? 420

Minor Details: Your Children 421

Money Matters: Deposits, Withdrawals, Currency and Cash 422

Real Estate: The Ownership Society Abroad 424

Staying- in Touch 427

Taxes: The IRS and You 430

The Long Arm of U.S. Law: A Short Course in Extradition 434

Web Resources 439

General Expat Resources 442

Alternative Accommodation 444

Currency 444

Cost of Living 444

Drugs and Drug Policy 444

Ecology and Sustainability 445

Electricity, Adapters, Etc. 445

Families/Children 445

Gay and Lesbian 445

Guns, Crime and Safety 446

Governance, Regulatory Environment, Human Rights 446

Health 446

Insurance: Overseas Providers 447

International Calling 447

International Embassies 447

International Mail Forwarding 447

International Moving 447

Internet Cafes 448

Internet ISPs 448

Internet Penetration 448

Internet VoIP 448

Internet Wi-Fi 448

Jobs 448

Jobs, Au Pair/Nanny 448

Jobs, English Teaching 449

Jobs, Journalism/Writing/Media 450

Jobs, Private Military Contractor 450

Pets 451

Permanent Traveler/Digital Nomads 451

Religion 451

Schools, American and International 451

Study Abroad 451

Taxes 452

Publications, Blogs and Websites of Some of our Contributors 453

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2010

    Skip Getting Out: I returned mine; why you should too

    regretfully, Ehrman provides a politicized view to what wouldve been a very good book. Exhibit A - Venezuela. "Free and fair elections...some censorship...freedom of expression and academic expression protected by law."!!! are you SERIOuS?!!!? Ehrman, read the news recently on state owned media? His leftist views and lack of objectivity provide an untrustworthy resource. i returned mine.

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  • Posted September 26, 2009

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    "Getting Out: Your Guide to Leaving America"

    I enjoyed this book tremendously. It was provocatice, idealistic, maybe not so realistic but a great read all the same. I'm more an armchair traveler than anything else, I like to dream, & even though I'm a die hard American, my younger sister has lived in Madrid, Spain, for about 11 years now & as I am always very interested in her experiences there, I was also interested in the experiences of other people in how they managed to move to, live in, & find their way in another country. I liked the personal stories provided in this book coupled with just enough practical information to whet your appetite for more. You would need more information than is given here to actually make a move, but this book is for the dreamer in us. It would make a good gift for anyone interested in traveling for any length of time.

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