Aside from the fact that you will be living in a foreign country—and all the differences that come with that—there are several things you should consider before embarking on your overseas career:
♦ Living expenses. Your living expenses are generally covered by your agency, including your home, driver, and security. You may also receive a car, gas money, and other benefits for your family, such as education allowances.
♦ Taxes. Contrary to urban legend, as an overseas employee of our government, you will still pay taxes as if you were living in the United States.
♦ Salary. Salaries range depending on the job you have and your level of experience, but are generally the same as a similar position in the United ...