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StartAbroad

StartAbroad takes the hassle out of moving

Who Are We?

We're Zach and Anna, two long-term expats who have lived in 10 countries over the past 11 years. We launched StartAbroad because we know from personal experience how overwhelming international moves can be. We’ve been there. We get it. Let us manage the details so you can focus on your next adventure.

Why Work with StartAbroad?

StartAbroad is the only international relocation service for Americans and Canadians​​ that covers all your needs

StartAbroad provides a solution for every need a new expat will have. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Visa & residency assistance

  • Medical planning & health insurance

  • Tax advisory services in-country and for U.S./Canada

  • Home purchase guidance

  • Rental search

  • Shipping & pet relocation

  • Car purchase

  • Phone & mail solutions

Everything is organized and managed in one, easy-to-navigate place

When you work with StartAbroad, you don't have to juggle a bunch of different relationships, paperwork, and services. We handle it all for you and make sure you are on track for your move timeline. Have a question about anything related to your move? We are your contact and you can call us anytime.

Our team has considerable experience and a track record of success in relocating Americans abroad

We have relocated over 100 people internationally. Our in-country team partners are thoroughly vetted via a four-step system and have proven track records working with other expats.

We get to know YOU and provide services for YOUR UNIQUE NEEDS
When you work with StartAbroad, we take the time to get to know you first. Every service starts with a phone call. We do in-depth research for concierge clients to make sure you feel comfortable and excited about your move. Some recent examples:
  • Connecting a client to vetted volunteer opportunities with local churches & schools
  • Research on local medical specialists who could treat a specific condition
  • Identifying the absolute cheapest way to get household goods from one airport to another
  • Finding the expat hang-out spots and weekly get-togethers in a small town

How We Work

Understand. Decide. Act.

Every StartAbroad service follows the Understand, Decide, Act framework. 

 

Understand
  • Every service includes a detailed, tailored checklist that includes every step of the process and/or a guide that explains how the process works in your chosen country

  • Your StartAbroad relocation specialist is available to answer any questions over phone or email, with a guaranteed response within 24 hours

Decide
  • For every service, you'll receive a short list of vetted partners that we recommend for your individual needs

  • Your list includes a quote or price range for each vendor, StartAbroad's recommendation on which vendor we think can best meet your needs, and why we are making that recommendation

  • You choose your service provider, or if you prefer, we can start the process for you with our top recommendation

Act
  • Connect and start work with your selected service provider

  • StartAbroad provides oversight and customer service throughout the process

Your satisfaction or your money back

Our priority is to ensure that you have the smoothest relocation experience possible. If your experience with one of our partner vendors does not meet your standards, we will provide a 100% refund on StartAbroad's service fee, and will help you secure a partner vendor better suited to your needs.

 

Guaranteed great service, from the best in-country partners

StartAbroad has a team of specialist partners in each country of operation. When you need to find the best immigration attorneys, real estate agents, doctors, or tax advisors, we have you covered. 

All team partners are thoroughly vetted using a four-step process:

  1. Must hold official license or accreditation 

  2. Interviewed and rated across objective criteria

  3. Past customer references from expats

  4. Monitoring - if any client is dissatisfied, there will be a review

If you're not satisfied after working with a StartAbroad team partner, we offer a 100% refund on our service fees.

Our Team of Experts

Meet the Owners