From whimsical notion to settling into Seville in August of 2016, read the story of our journey to move our family to Spain. Guest post featured in Where Can I Live.
I thought I’d researched everything. I quickly discovered I had much to learn. These are the 10 biggest mistakes — because yes, there were many more — we made when we moved our family to Spain.
Professional psychologist and expat Irene Paola Garza Del Valle shares her expertise on five variables that affect how children adapt to a new life in a foreign country.
And we thought kindergarten was hard. Nothing could prepare us for the conversation we had picking up our little expat from his first day of school in Spain.
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.