Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Ask My Readers: Expat Positions

I have no idea how to answer this one, but I'm curious, so anyone with knowledge is invited to comment:

I am a university administrator(classified staff) at a large university.
I have a unique role in that I offer student services to our distributed campuses including
one in the Middle East. Recently, I was asked to apply for a position in the United Arab Emirates,
where I have been traveling and working in Education for two years. What are the big issues to
consider in taking on a new position of this kind? How would I know what the actual pros and cons
to becoming an expatriot are? What are the pitfalls?

Wise and (literally) worldly readers – what say you?