Bekins International would like to assist in providing you information as you settle into your new home and culture. Select any of the categories below to retrieve links that will provide useful information on important issues.

World News

USA Today
Up-to-the-minute news & information including National and International News, Money, Sports, Life, Tech and Weather news – updated 24/7

Kidon Media Link
Over 12,000 international newspapers and other news sources


The Weather Channel
Will provide local weather for thousands of cities around the world, simply type the name of a city or country

Local weather information, including 5-day weather forecasts, extended weather forecasts, doppler radar and satellite images for around the world and 43,000 US locations


US State Department Overseas Schools Guide
The mission of the Office of Overseas Schools is to promote quality educational opportunities at the elementary and secondary level for dependents of American citizens carrying out our programs and interests of the U.S. Government abroad

Kids Space Connection
KSC is the international meeting place for children and school teachers. Find pen pals from around the world!

Boy Scouts of America – Direct Service – Around the world
The Direct Service Center of the Boy Scouts of America makes the programs of the Boy Scouts of America available to United States citizens and their dependents in countries around the world

Girl Scouts of America Overseas
USA Girl Scouts Overseas serves American girls living overseas and girls attending American or international schools


Travelex Worldwide Money
Travelex, for all your foreign exchange, foreign currency, foreign money, travel money

Expat Financial
Financial information and insurance plans for expats living abroad

Social Security Administration Office of International Programs

Currency Conversion

Embassies and World Information

Electronic Embassy
A resource of and for the Washington D.C. foreign embassy community

World Fact Book
The World Fact book provides a snapshot of the world

State Department Travel Warnings
Travel Warnings issued by the State Department and Consular Information Sheets are available for every country of the world. They include such information as location of the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in the subject country, unusual immigration practices, health conditions and minor political disturbances

Links to Customs Pages by Country
The portal to access Customs Administration web sites world-wide.


Expat Exchange
Contains information pertinent to expats of any nationality. Also allows visitors to sign up for free monthly e-mail newsletter that informs of new developments/articles on web site

Expat Expert
Web site for expatriates, and the home of Expatriate Press

The Association of Americans Resident Overseas
AARO, the Association of Americans Resident Overseas, is an organization defending the rights of Americans living overseas


Air Animal
Air animal pet movers, moves your pet safely through the scheduled airline cargo system

Voltage Valet
Assists consumers in selecting the correct foreign electricity converters, heavy-duty voltage transformers, and outlet adaptors needed to use North American electrical appliances and modems overseas

Video Overseas
Provides the answer to all your electronics and appliances needs. Assisting with every aspect of your electronics relocation including: needs analysis, product recommendation, product selection, testing by our specialized Technical Support Team, and delivery of your equipment to the moving company

World Time Server
Get correct and current world times with accurate daylight saving adjustments for every zone

Online Conversion
Online conversion is an excellent resource for weights, measures, calculators, converters.