Houston

INSIDE GUIDE 

As mentioned, our Inside Guide to Houston, developed by Outpost Houston is the most complete and regularly updated information about life on location.  This is what makes our service so unique, i.e. ‘by and for Shell expatriates’. This is a very valuable source of information for all newcomers and as well as for people considering a new posting. The information provided assists the employees and family in making an informed choice and decision.

In this guide, you’ll learn about the local geography, its strategic location and port, the city’s founding brothers and highlights covering recreation, family entertainment, dining, shopping and many other intimate insights in our chapters of information. Download the latest copy of the Inside Guide here.

  • CHAPTER 1 – ON THE MAP

Information about geography, climate, history, culture, shell expatriate community, etc

  • CHAPTER 2 – THEN AND NOW (cultural aspects)    

Information about history, language, cultural sensitivities, museums, places of worship, etc.

  • CHAPTER 3 – THE MOVE

Information about pre-arrival requirements, useful documents, banking arrangements, Pets, packing, sea & air freight, hand luggages, travelling with children, and other essentials.

  • CHAPTER 4 - ON THE INSIDE      

Information about your retrieving your containers of belongings, housing, locations, zip codes, domestic help, drivers licenses, car registration and insurance, setting up utilities, public transport, shopping, etc.

  • CHAPTER 5 - THE LEARNING CURVE: SCHOOLS, EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT

Information about schools, educational services, transferring to and from various school systems, public vs private schools, childcare, nannies, language courses, voluntary and other employment opportunities, funding through PDP, etc.

  • CHAPTER 6 – WHAT'S UP DOCTOR?  

Information about medical services, pharmacies, children's hospitals, specialists, maternity care, allergies, etc.

  • CHAPTER 7 – LIFE OF LEISURE

Information about libraries, Arts and Crafts, Social Clubs, Visitors, Places of interests, etc.

  • CHAPTER 8 – WHERE TO TURN

Information about Cartus, Expatriate services, IMR website, etc.

Need more? Our previous section about "Preparing your move" is a quick reference guide to answer questions most people didn't know to ask, but wish they had. Do check it out!

Outpost Houston

Focal point: Evgenia Rozenfeld
Office hours: Monday thru Thursday 10.00 - 14.00
Languages: Arabic, Dutch, English, French, Italian, Russian
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