Advance is dedicated to shining a spotlight on Aussies and alumni of Australian universities living and working overseas – people who are making an impact on a global stage. Our Born Global e-series, focusing on a different global city each month, is an opportunity to do just that. We’re passionate about talking to people across the world who are working in different industries, fields, countries, time zones – every story we hear is just as interesting and as inspiring as the last. There are one million Australian expatriates and over two million alumni living in over 120 different countries around the world, and it’s our mission to connect with as many of you as we can.
Through the Born Global e-series, you’ll be exposed to what it’s like to be a global Australian and live and work in the most dynamic and exciting places in the world, learn important information about acquiring global visas and uncover insider tips and tricks to making the most of visiting or moving to a foreign city.
Tokyo; a global city of exceptional charm and breathtaking efficiency. With its traditional culture contrasted with a passion for everything new, Tokyo possesses a completely inimitable and unique culture. Read More
The United Arab Emirates consists of seven self-governed emirates, which formed a federation in 1971.. The UAE is fast becoming a top expat destination, with strong global ties and an innovative spirit.
Its electrifying pace, fluorescent skyline, rich cultural offerings and abundance of vocational opportunities make Shanghai one of China’s most vibrant and cities; it’s no wonder the number of Australians and alumni calling this ultra-connected city home is on the rise. Read more
Global in its outlook, Singapore has traditionally been one of the top destinations for Australians moving to Asia for a multitude of reasons. Its proximity to Australia, connectivity to major global cities, and many corporate giants that use the island nation as a regional hub, make it a top choice for professional and personal relocation. Read more
In 2008, The Times reported that there were 400,000 Australians in the United Kingdom – the largest population of Australians outside its borders. Although the allure of London has always been extremely strong for Australian expats, it can be a tough beast to tame, even for those who call it home. Read more
With its picturesque canal network, rich history and vibrant cultural scene, the capital of the Netherlands is one of the world’s most unique city destinations for global travellers including energetic and adventurous Australians who are determined to shine bright on the global stage.
New York – what can be said about this fantastic metropolis that hasn’t been said before? Home not just to the origins of Advance, but to thousands of Australians who have set up shop – often literally – to stretch their wings and pursue personal and professional dreams. Read more
San Francisco is an energy magnet; its undeniable entrepreneurial spirit and cultural patronage draws people from all corners of the world. While it may be best known for its thriving technology sector and monopoly on global engineering talent, it’s also host to a dynamic urban offering, complete with relaxed charm and natural beauty. Read More
Jakarta is a dynamic metropolis in constant progress, full of exciting juxtapositions on every corner. As the commercial and economic centre of Indonesia, it also boasts a burgeoning design, creative and startup scene. Read more
Toronto is regarded as one of the best international cities in the world. It is similar in a lot of ways to Australia – friendly, cosmopolitan city with a diverse population. It’s a city with plenty of inspiration and never run out of things to do.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, was established in 1967 in Bangkok, Thailand. ASEAN consists of 10 member countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. In our #BornGlobal series, we have interviewed Aussies based out of ASEAN to share their inspirational stories.
Returning home for a holiday is one thing, but returning home permanently after living overseas is another. When we decide to make the big move home, we bring with us an incredible breadth of skills, insights and networks, that are invaluable to enhancing Australian companies and industries. Read more
If you’ve ever visited or lived in Hong Kong, you’ll know it’s a force to be reckoned with. A multicultural melting pot, it draws its residents and visitors for many diverse reasons. It boasts the most restaurants in the world per capita, is one of the world’s leading financial and business centres, and well known for its arts and culture. There is nothing like it anywhere in the world. Read more
Bangalore, capital of India’s southern Karnataka state, is a colourful megacity that radiates charm through its rich cultural heritage, stunning food scene, and its people – locals, international visitors and explorers – who are the driving force to make this city vibrant. Read More
It is one of the great art repositories of the world, remains at the forefront of international fashion trends, and with over three dozen startup incubators, including the continent’s largest, Paris is fast becoming Europe’s innovation capital. Read more
With a unique city landscape shaped by historic buildings dating to the colonial era and modern skyscrapers, Vietnam’s largest metropolis, Ho Chi Minh City, charms travelers in every way – buzzing food scene, vibrant nightlife, the irrepressible Saigonese energy and beyond. Read more
With its laid-back vibe being reminiscent of many Australian cities, its growing arts, food and technology scene and easy access to many diverse US cities, the population of Aussie’s in Austin is growing rapidly. Read more
There’s a seductive allure to the German capital’s dynamism and willingness to create anew, and post Brexit young Australians who have been looking for a new London have found it in Berlin. Read more
The City of Angels is known for its glitz, glamour, blockbusters, beach lifestyle and famous residents; but there’s far more to it than a shiny veneer. Read more
Constantly reimagining itself yet inextricably linked to its history-rich past, China’s capital is as compelling as it is complex. It’s a place where sights from the time of emperors sit side-by-side with modern architecture; where pensioners who lived through the Cultural Revolution browse in shops alongside the country’s coolest, most creative youth. Its rapid rate of development to accommodate trade and tourism opportunities is astonishing, and there are few places on earth that can match the extraordinary historical panorama on display in Beijing; there are six UNESCO World Heritage Sites in this city alone. Read more
This historic city is abundant with iconic monuments, vast museums and expansive parks. And a fair share of Australians, including two women at the helm of the prestigious National Portrait Gallery and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Read More