Expat Life

The happiness of expat spouses/partners and their families is part of the overall success of any international relocation. Finding some clarity from culture shock to career development to educatio abroad is the best way forward.

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The "Trailing Spouse"

Your happiness and fulfillment are integral components to the overall success of your family’s relocation.

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Career Development For Expat Partners - 7 Things To Consider

If your career development is important to you, then there are a few things to consider before and after the big move.

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Learning How To Cope With Risks Abroad

The recent corona virus threats once again show expats that they have to learn how to deal with potential dangers, their personal perception of risk and a deep sense of insecurity.

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Relocating With Children

Kids are funny – they hate change and yet they are generally much more flexible and adaptable than adults when it really comes down to it!

Burn-out Versus Bore-out: 2 Sides Of Shared Expat Life

The gap between an overburdened expat and an underchallenged accompanying spouse gets wider quickly. Finding a balance is essential for both.

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The Male "Trailing Spouse"

There still seems to be some kind of ignorance-based silence around the topic of the male trailing spouse or accompanying partner.

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The 4 Stages Of Culture Shock - Have You Experienced Them?

If we want to fully understand culture shock – and how to cope with it in a healthy way – we have to look beneath the surface.

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Reverse Culture Shock - Some Tips To Help You Cope!

Reverse culture shock isn’t such a well-known term, but that doesn’t mean people don’t experience it often.

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How To Raise A Third Culture Kid - Before The Move (part 1)

Tips for expat families raising future TCKs. How to prepare for a smooth move to a foreign country.

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How To Raise A Third Culture Kid - Right After The Move (part 2)

Tips for expat parents raising TCKs. What to do when arriving in a new country so that everyone settles in well.

5 Questions To Ask Your University-aged TCK

Your university-aged Third Culture Kid (TCK) may need a little extra guidance more than ever before in their “gone from the nest” adult status.

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Expat Children And Their Grandparents Back Home

For many expat families, grandparents are a fixed point of reference in their homeland.

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Moving Abroad - 3 Strategies To Make Things Go Smoother

Moving abroad is no small matter. Here are 3 strategies to settle into your new life quicker.

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5 Tips For Raising Bilingual Children

One of the biggest challenges for expat families that just moved to a new country is helping the kids to learn the language.

How To Deal With Cultural Differences In Education

In a local school, expat families may experience a wide array of cultural differences.

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Know Your Parents At Home Are Safe

If your parents – or even a parent living alone – are largely on their own, it makes a big difference whether you live five or 5,000 kilometres away.