There are numerous reasons why people move abroad. Some people opt to become expats because they found a job, while others move because of a relationship, i.e., a boyfriend, girlfriend, wife, or husband. You may be looking forward to the move, excited about a new country, new foods, and culture to sample-until you get there… Continue reading 4 Ways Expats Can Feel More at Home
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
Our biggest mistakes moving to Spain from the US as a family. I’d never moved kids to Spain before. In fact, I'd never moved to or lived in any foreign country before. Truly, I thought I’d researched everything. Far more went wrong than right. These are our 10 biggest mistakes moving our family to Spain… Continue reading Our 10 Biggest Mistakes Moving 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