Expat Services For Ethiopia
Visiting or moving to Ethiopia is both exciting and stressful.
Ethiopia has an ancient culture with a unique alphabet and calendar, exciting cuisine, and is strongly rooted in tradition.
Our expat service packages are tailored to provide support as you navigate your way through learning about Ethiopia and adjusting to your time here. Contact us to inquire about the services that you are interested in.
1. Preparation Consultation
Are there too many unknowns and you need more answers? Add on another hour or two to get clarity on what documentation you need, packing suggestions, cost estimate information, and more. And if you want to come to Ethiopia for a taster to see if it will suit you, we can put together a visit that ticks all the boxes.
2. Arrival Assistance
As part of our arrival service, we have a two-day tailor-made package to suit your needs. It may include the process of getting a local phone number and internet service, information about the local currency and grocery shopping, and an introduction to Ethiopian cuisine.
3. Immigration Services
The work permit and residency processes in Ethiopia can be very confusing. Given the complexity of these steps, we will work with you by assisting with administrative and regulatory paperwork.
4. Housing/Schooling Services
Housing and schooling is not as simple as you might expect in Addis Ababa. Finding housing that fits your specifications can be a tedious process and the International schools preferred by foreigners often have waiting lists or early application dates. We can provide information and accompany you on these visits.
5. Cultural Training
Cultural training is an important aspect of transitioning well into a new culture and country. In a group setting you can learn about local traditions and expectations, relationships, and communication. Learn dos and don'ts to help you navigate these experiences.
6. Community & Connection
Engaging well during your time in Ethiopia is made easier with regular check-ins, community activities, and social networks. Join our growing community of expat members to learn together, share experiences, and support one another.
Expat Women, join Women@Ease.
7. Contingency & While-Away Services
Keeping up to date on what is happening in the country can be more difficult in a different culture, so we send out regular contingency information. We also offer home management services when you are out of the country, so that everything is in order when you return.
8. Debriefing Services
When it's time to move on, we can assist you with the opportunity to debrief so that you can finish well. This is available for individuals, families, and organizations. The debriefing package supports closure for all those involved in such big transitions. We also provide sessions relating to trauma and crisis debriefing.