When you live abroad, you’ll inevitably go back home sooner or later – visiting family, friends, “the old home”… But – – especially at first, these trips may feel quite overwhelming and packed, or like you’re not getting the best out of them. If you feel like you’re coming back from visits home more tired […]
For many of us the thought of going somewhere new on a short notice might be quite daunting. There are so many things to plan, things to learn and figure out before going abroad for that one project. On top of all the logistics there’s usually also thinking about the business etiquette of the place […]
Have you ever really thought about the ways in which you describe yourself and your work? Have you ever thought about how you can adapt your presentation to get better results?
There was and will be a lot of talk about the difficulties of adapting to the life abroad, about all the challenges you need to face and attitudes you need to adjust. That’s because it is true that it’s not always easy. Hearing other people’s stories about how they coped can be really helpful for […]
I keep talking to numerous expats regularly and they are all sharing similar stories about what helped them adjust to their new home abroad. These tips seem to be working very well for expats who are young professionals and students moving abroad.
You arrive in another country – serious professional, accomplished individual. Suddenly it turns out that you don’t know where to start, you depend on other people, you don’t always understand the ones around you, you don’t know where to buy best groceries or where to find certain services. You overpay, you frustrate and eventually – […]
How do you feel when you realise how much there is to do before moving abroad? I know, I know… better not think about it.
Detective meets various people in various difficult points in their lives. He has to try understanding their emotions, their ways of being, how they live. He has to gather a lot of information and make sense of them. He has to draw parallels between various clues he found…
So many times I’ve read or heard people who have visited 50+ countries and claimed to know so much about the various cultures of the world. However, I’ve also met so many people who haven’t had the chance to travel so much but are great intercultural specialists. So what’s the deal here? What’s better for your […]
Series ‘I wish I’d…’ is supposed to serve one purpose – help new expats avoid some of my mistakes and make their transition smoother. Of course, you still need to make your own learning. But even if you just reflect on one little thing from the below list and avoid even one difficulty during your […]