Issue: Live Abroad and Love It

More multinationals, including Glaxo, are sending executives overseas. Here's how they help families adjust to a new country

Dutchman Herman van Barneveld always wanted to travel. In fact, the 44-year-old Vice President of Finance at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) eagerly told human resources at Glaxo's Netherlands office that he would be more than willing to relocate. Canada was first on his list because of the ease of transition: He says the country is similar to Europe, but different enough to make the relocation exciting. Also, he felt Canada's booming pharma market would also put van Barneveld in a more dynamic environment. Brazil and Italy were next on his list.

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