Welcome to Family Move Abroad. Why we moved our sons to Spain, and what I hope to share with you through FamilyMoveAbroad.com website and blog.
Culture shock can manifest itself in ways you might not expect. Recognizing the emotional, social and physical symptoms of culture shock will help ease your transition and set you up for success in your new foreign home.
First, we had to figure out what kind of visa we needed to get. Then we had to figure out how to get it. Our wild ride to getting our Spanish Non Lucrative Residence Visas so we could move our family to Spain for a year.
Irene Paola Garza Del Valle is no stranger to the topic of culture shock. Having transplated from her native Mexico to Seville, Spain, she’s also a psychotherapist specializing in the issues faced by multicultural couples and families. In this series of articles on culture shock, she shares her expertise both personally and professionally on ways to help ease the transition of an international relocation.
As an expat, you never know when you’ll be asked to produce some random document. Be prepared with anything you might need at a moment’s notice, wherever you are.