Keeping with my so-far predominant impression of the NAFSA conference—i.e., that it’s big—it was delightfully ironic to come across The BIG Guide to Living and Working Overseas by Jean-Marc Hachey on the shelves of the NAFSA bookstore. Actually, I was glad to see it there if for no other reason than to remind me that I’d been meaning to write about it as a resource for some time but have kept neglecting the task. Marty Tillman, career advisor at Johns Hopkins-SAIS (and author of the review of Working World in International Educator), introduced me to the book and touted it as a great resource.
My initial impression of The BIG Guide is that its title is not false advertising—it is a huge book. But it looks to be packed with useful, practical information (perhaps even an ovewhelming amount of information). If you’re looking to get abroad for your work/career, you might want to check it out.