Category Archives: Changes and Transitions

The First Three Months Abroad

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It has been three months since you have landed in your new host country. Time has likely passed very fast. This is the initial “honeymoon” period of your overseas move where everything is both new and exciting and you are making one discovery after another. It is all an adventure: the food, your new coworkers, […]

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7 steps to overcome intercultural shock while living and working abroad

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Life abroad can be very exciting and demanding, however may also cause an anxiety, stress and homesickness. It may make you feel helpless, alone, lost and uncomfortable, especially if you are looking to build your career and life in new country. There are many expatriates, especially women, who are suffering in silence, either not asking […]

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Lessons Learned from My First International Assignment

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I knew that I always wanted to live abroad. Following a safari to Kenya in 1989 I was hooked on adventure. What I did not realize was that I would begin to crave new experiences and international travel.  This became patently clear after a stint working in Latin America in 1992. By the time I […]

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Home Lost, Home Found, Home Lost Again – The Cycles of Life After Expatriating and Repatriating

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The World Cup has gotten me thinking about the impact of life as an Expat.  More importantly how strongly it impacts our identity and our being to adapt to a new culture, and then dare to return to the one you started in. You may have just thought, “Oh, you mean Repatriating!”  Actually, I mean […]

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