Considering an overseas move with children? Grab a copy of Expat Education: An Expat’s Guide to Choosing a School Overseas by Carole Hallett Mobbs. Wherever you're at on your expat journey, this book will help you understand the many education related concerns of moving your child to a foreign country. Expat Education -- The Kinds… Continue reading Expat Education: An Expat’s Guide to Choosing a School Overseas
I’d never moved kids to Spain before. Or any other country. I thought I’d researched everything. Much went wrong. Here's our 10 biggest mistakes we made moving our family to Spain, and what we'd do differently next time. Mistake number 1: We didn’t come straight to Seville, the setting for our year in Spain. Everyone… Continue reading Our 10 Biggest Mistakes Moving Our Family to Spain — And What We’d Do Differently Next Time
Just as with adults, children moving abroad experience a sense of loss and period of adjustment. Loosely termed culture shock, each child or teen’s adaptation process will be unique to them. Understanding the variables that play a role in your child's transition after moving abroad can help you set your family up for success.
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
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