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Expat guide to the island life in Guam

Expat guide to the island life in Guam

Living in Guam

Guam is an unincorporated US territory, and the American influences is intertwined with its island culture. East and West intersect producing a cosmopolitan island life that tourists and foreigners seek and enjoy. Here’s some important details we’ve put together.

Guam Tumon Beach

Expat Clubs

There are no expat meet up clubs as such in Guam and most expats communicate online through websites such as ExpatWoman.com.

International Schools 

St. John's School
St. John's School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Curriculum: American
Address: 911 North Marine Corps Drive, Upper Tumon, Guam 96913
Tel: +1 671 646 8080
Fax: +1 671 649 6791
FB: www.facebook.com/stjohnsguam
Website: www.stjohnsguam.com/v2/

Local News in English

Pacific Daily News
This is an English-language news site that delivers local news, entertainment, weather, lifestyle and sports.
Website: www.guampdn.com/

Country Information 

Location: Pacific
Capital City: Hagatna
Other Important Cities: Dededo
Currency:  United States Dollar
Language: English, Chamorro
Calling Code: +1- 671
Internet TLD: .gu
Electricity: The country runs on 110V 60Hz. The Guam Power Authority provides the electricity in the country.
Address: 1911 Rte 16 Harmon, Guam
Tel: +1 647 5787
Fax: +1 648 3164
Website: guampowerauthority.com/home.html
Emergency Numbers: 911
Country Information

Residents Visa and Work Permit information

US visa policies apply in Guam. The US has a  visa waive program for select countries, outlined in the consular affairs site: travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/visit/visa-waiver-program.html
For citizens that do not fall under the visa waive must apply for a visa at a US embassy or consulate in their home or host country.


Guam is also a holiday destination so there are plenty of hotels spread across the country. Family style accommodations like bed and breakfasts, apartments and guesthouses can be found at Tamuning, Magilao, Hagatna and Maite. The official Guam tourism site, Vist Guam, has listings that can cut short your search: www.visitguam.com/stay/

Driving License

Expats must secure a local license to drive legally in Guam. Those who hold a US license may use it for up to 30 days. For more information please visit: www.adcidl.com/Driving-in-Guam.html


Healthcare in Guam can be expensive, and most cases are referred to the civilian hospital, Guam Memorial Hospital. There are also private clinics and a facility for US military personnel.
Insurance Companies
NetCare Life
Address: 424 West O'Brien Drive, Julale Center Suite 200, Hagatna, Guam 96910
Tel: +1 671 472 3610
Fax: +1 671 472 3615
Email: healthmkt@netcarelifeandhealth.com
Website: www.netcarelifeandhealth.com/insurance-health.html
Guam Memorial Hospital
Address: 850 Gov. Carlos G. Camacho Road, Oka, Tamuning, 96913, Guam
Tel: +1 671 647 2555
Fax: +1 671 649 5508
Website: www.gmha.org/gmha_new/

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