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How to buy health insurance for the first time as a student

Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to study abroad, and your school or university says it offers health insurance coverage, a welcome add-on for an international student. Whether in the U.S., in the middle of Europe, or somewhere in the Asia Pacific, having health insurance provided is a big bonus. But hold on a second. Did you …

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How to buy health insurance for the first time as a student

Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to study abroad, and your school or university says it offers health insurance coverage, a welcome add-on for an international student. Whether in the U.S., in the middle of Europe, or somewhere in the Asia Pacific, having health insurance provided is a big bonus. But hold on a second. Did you …

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Best universities in the US for international students

Around one million international students from across the globe enroll in US colleges and universities every year. But with so many institutions to choose from, it can be daunting to know where to focus your efforts. Applying to college or university is stressful enough no matter where you are in the world, and even more …

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COVID-19 drives demand for improved IPMI offerings

The way people, especially expats living in Latin America, view their health and wellbeing has certainly changed forever. We are now living in a post-pandemic world where things will never be the same again. Even though vaccination programs in several Latin American countries were rolled out, many expats and their families have started to think …

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COVID-19 drives demand for improved IPMI offerings

The way people, especially expats living in Latin America, view their health and wellbeing has certainly changed forever. We are now living in a post-pandemic world where things will never be the same again. Even though vaccination programs in several Latin American countries were rolled out, many expats and their families have started to think …

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Moving to Mexico from the US: 12 things you should know

Mexico is home to 1.5 million Americans – the largest American expat community in the world. And those who choose to retire in Mexico, will surely fall in love with the gorgeous climate, rich culture, and low cost of living. Over the past few months, Americans are moving to Mexico in droves because of the …

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Health and medical insurance options for expats in Mexico

Many expats dream of moving to Mexico due to its affordable cost of living, beautiful surroundings, quaint towns, and friendly people. Whether they plan on visiting or staying for good, people often question the quality of healthcare in Mexico. They wonder whether Mexico’s healthcare services are of lower quality since they cost less than in …

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New normal for businesses in Latin America: 5 tips on adapting to a hybrid work model

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a wake-up call for everyone. It upheaves the way most business partnerships are traditionally formed in Latin America. For instance, the preference for face-to-face interactions or personal touches has been ignored in favor of safety measures. Increasingly, managers and HR are opting for digitalization. What does it take for corporations …

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Top healthcare trends that employers should know about in 2021

It can be agreed by everyone that 2020 was marked by unpredictability and challenges for employees and employers across Latin America. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as we have now come to call it has had a significant impact on society and the way we now look at our health. More so, several healthcare trends have …

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What will the future of work in Latin America look like post-pandemic?

Towards the end of 2020, less than 5% of companies with operations in Latin America said they plan on returning to the office within the next year. What makes the statistics shocking, however, is that they are collected from many different sectors. While you might expect tech companies in the region to continue working remotely …

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Education in Mexico: Your guide to the school system in Mexico 2022

If you’re moving to Mexico with your family, you’re going to want to know where you can send your children to school. However, the education system can make the decision difficult. Rural schools in the country do not have enough funding, and consequently not enough teachers, textbooks, or buildings. Urban public schools are slightly better, …

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How to help your child settle into a new school

Starting at a new school is often the hardest part of moving abroad for children. Going to a new school in a foreign country comes with many changes. They have to make new friends, get to know new teachers, and become familiar with a new system. It can be especially difficult for teenagers, though there …

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5 challenges every expat faces when taking a new job overseas

Congratulations on your new job overseas! It’s a beautiful feeling knowing that you’re about to embark on a thrilling adventure as an expat. But don’t get too carried away, as you’re bound to come across some challenges along the way. As an expat, you’ll need to learn about the local population’s customs, mannerisms, expectations, language, …

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Everything you need to know about monkeypox

While the COVID-19 pandemic still has the world on its toes, monkeypox starts to appear in different countries across the globe. On Saturday, Mexico confirmed its first case – Argentina was the first-ever Latin American country to report a monkeypox case. Monkeypox was detected in 20 countries and has affected over 200 people (mainly in …

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Sahara dust cloud arrives in Mexico – What does this mean for people with respiratory problems

Each year a dust cloud leaves Africa’s Sahara Desert and travels across the Atlantic ocean, Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico to reach the USA. The massive dusty and dry air cloud is also known as the Saharan Air Layer. This Pacific Prime Latin America article will cover all the essential facts about the …

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What is alopecia? Causes and symptoms of alopecia

What happened at the Oscars 2022 brought the medical condition alopecia to center stage. Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at a shocking turn of events, as the latter made a joke at the expense of Smith’s wife, Jada, and her hair loss condition. While he did apologize for his strong emotional reaction, this event was …

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How to celebrate Pride Month in the workplace

Workplaces around the globe have been through their fair share of changes over the past year. Yet diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is as important as ever. So is appreciating every person in your workforce and the unique value they bring to the table. As we’re in the midst of Pride Month, how to celebrate …

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How being a supportive leader can help build strong teams

Juggling between family, work, and getting accustomed to working from home employees are both mentally and physically exhausted. According to WHO, 5% of the adult population in Latin America suffers from depression. Most of these adults ignore talking about it or try to get help. Managers can bring about a few small day-to-day changes that …

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5 incentives to recruit international educators

It’s becoming increasingly difficult for international schools across Latin America to recruit and retain good quality educators – especially when it comes to specialist subject areas like further mathematics. With the COVID-19 pandemic in the mix, including other issues facing the region, these recruitment challenges are likely here to stay. If your school would like …

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Amazon is continuing its expansion into healthcare

Big Tech companies are increasingly diversifying. We’ve talked about how they’ve started to venture into the insurance space, given the ample data they have access to for the ‘underwriting process’, and healthcare is no different. Case in point: Amazon, the tech and e-commerce giant, recently announced that it plans to acquire One Medical, a tech-powered …

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Lab testing

Everything you need to know about monkeypox

While the COVID-19 pandemic still has the world on its toes, monkeypox starts to appear in different countries across the globe. On Saturday, Mexico confirmed its first case – Argentina was the first-ever Latin American country to report a monkeypox case. Monkeypox was detected in 20 countries and has affected over 200 people (mainly in …

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Orange red sky caused by Saharan Dust cloud

Sahara dust cloud arrives in Mexico – What does this mean for people with respiratory problems

Each year a dust cloud leaves Africa’s Sahara Desert and travels across the Atlantic ocean, Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico to reach the USA. The massive dusty and dry air cloud is also known as the Saharan Air Layer. This Pacific Prime Latin America article will cover all the essential facts about the …

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