Culture shock affects every expat at some point. Even if your move abroad is purely out of desire. Preparedness is key. Recognizing the emotional, social and physical symptoms of culture shock -- along with tools to cope -- will ease your transition and set you up for success in your new foreign home. Emotional Symptoms… Continue reading 20 Culture Shock Symptoms Every Expat Should Know
The Spanish Non Lucrative Residence Visa I knew it was possible for Americans to legally live in Spain for a year. I just didn't know that the visa we needed was called the Spanish non lucrative residence visa. It took me over a month to figure that out. It would take several more to figure… Continue reading How We Got a Spanish Non Lucrative Visa in 35 Maddening Bureaucratic Steps
Moving to a foreign country may be one of the greatest adventures you ever pursue. Yet the excitement and planning of your international adventure can mask a much darker side of your move abroad -- the emotional toll of culture shock. What is culture shock and why does it occur? Culture shock refers to the… Continue reading How to Cope with Culture Shock – An Expert’s Guide
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