Expat guide to the island life 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: https://visaguide.world/us-visa/nonimmigrant/visitor/visa-waiver-program/

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: [email protected]

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/