Expat Support

Three Concrete Things To Do To Get Started Making New Friends

By on May 19, 2014 in Expat Support, Expats, Generosity, Reflection, Support Modules | 0 comments

We’re talking about friendship and the expat life, trying to be honest about the fact that it is not always easy for all of us to just make new friends when we come to a new place. I am finding out that is true even though I have just repatriated back to my home city and you would think it would be the easiest thing! It’s not! So I’ve wondered what...

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One Is The Loneliest Number*

By on Apr 21, 2014 in Expat Support, Expats, Global citizen, Reflection | 1 comment

Last night I came home about 9:30pm and said to my wife, “You know something, I am realizing that I am lonely”. Thirty months ago we moved back to Philadelphia after twenty-two years in the Netherlands. We had immersed ourselves in the Dutch culture and society in every possible way, and truly called it home. I can see in my mind’s eye people that I have known over...

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FIGT and the Totally Expat Show

By on Apr 4, 2014 in Expat Support, Expats, Global citizen | 2 comments

In a span of four days time I was at the annual Families in Global Transition Conference in Washington D.C. and the Totally Expat Show sponsored by the Forum for Expat Management in New York City. Reflecting on both events has been interesting, and I wanted to share a few thoughts here. [Snark alert: some of what I say will be broad-brush generalizations, and you...

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A Language Learning Checklist

By on Feb 25, 2014 in Expat Support, Expats, Global Citizens on the move, Language Learning, Support Modules | 1 comment

When you decide to learn another language as an adult, you are embarking on difficult task. If you come from a Western country which operates almost exclusively in only one language – Brits and Americans, you know who I’m talking about! – it can be even more daunting. This series of blogposts is designed to help you get moving on language learning...

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Saving Money on Your Relocation Expenses

By on Feb 19, 2014 in Expat Support, Global Citizens on the move | 0 comments

This article is contributed by Anna Jennifer behalf of New Haven Moving Equipment. Moving is not cheap, and to expatriate can be even more expensive. Unless you are moving to somewhere you can drive from your current location, you probably have to fly (and sometimes take several flights) to get to your new home. Moving does not have to cost you an arm and a leg,...

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