Other Useful Resources
Our local office maintains a reference library available for use by the Shell employees and their families. In addition to books and publications, we recommend you to visit the websites listed below for some general information about our location, other services and partner organizations.
- Relocating to Houston.org – resource directory for new arrivals into Houston (www.relocatingtohouston.org).
- Houstonchronicle.com - the largest daily newspaper in Texas, headquartered in the Houston Chronicle Building in Downtown Houston (www.chron.com)
- Houston Public Library – With over thirty branches throughout the city, the library seeks to enhance the lives of all Houstonians. Offers news, ability check book holdings or renew books online (www.hpl.lib.tx.us)
- Here you can apply for a job, pay traffic tickets and water bills, find out about Houston events and the Mayor's Office of Special Events, and learn about the City government and basically everything under the sun about Houston (www.houstontx.gov/index.html#).
- For direct link to Houston calendar of events, please click on the http://www.visithoustontexas.com/travel-tools/events/
- Extremely comprehensive and informative site designed to help all expatriate woman living outside their home country. Whether you are a seasoned expat woman or a newbie, there is something for everyone here. (www.expatwoman.com).
- Focus on discussing spousal issues related to mobility (www.thetrailingspouse.com).
- A Portable Identity – specialize in helping accompanying spouses take charge of change when life is turned upside down with a move (www.aportableidentity.com)
- Assist spouses search for a career jump start when they move abroad (www.career-in-your-suitcase.com)
International School Resources
- Provides accurate, timely information and practical strategies to solve the educational needs of relocating families anywhere in the world (www.schoolchoiceintl.com)
- Detailed School booklet with a list of private/public schools in Houston and exptriates' comments is available at Outpost Houston by request.
Permits Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organisation campaigning globally to improve work permit regulations to make it easier for partners of expatriate staff to gain employment during an international assignment. The website has useful links to partner work permit regulations around the globe. Shell is one of the founder sponsors.
Expatriate Archive Centre
The Expatriate Archive Center's mission is to collect, preserve, promote and make accessible a collection of primary source materials, documenting the global social history of expatriate life.
Founded in 1990, Living Abroad provides comprehensive, quality and up-to-date country information, resources and tools at the best competitive value. Our Goal is to provide each customer with the information and tools they need to assimilate into their host country environment with ease and excitement. First as a publisher of printed country information, Living Abroad, LLC went online in 1997 changing their business model from advertising supported to subscription. In 2002 the current owners took over the day-to-day operations of the company. Since then they have expanded the number of destinations available, and created new online tools for their clients and their assignees.