Typically, employers send their expatriates on a “Look & See Visit” or a “Pre-Assignment Trip” before these foreign service employees set sails for their destination.
These trips aren’t meant as vacations and should be taken seriously by expats. There is a lot to be accomplished during these days and ideally, employers contract with destination services agents to guide their expats at the host location. Maria Foley wrote a nice 101 article with some of the most important tasks expats should complete before and during their Look & See.

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