Category Archives: culture shock

How to breakup with your old self after a major life transition


Significant life transitions, such as moving to a new city or a new country, becoming a parent or retiring, can be exciting, exhilarating and giving you a chance to grow.  Yet transitions, even positive ones, can also be stressful and … Continue reading

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Where are you really from ? An Expat Perspective On Racism


I found the question in this article very interesting:   Is It Racist to Ask People Where They’re From? As an expat, I am asked all the time where are you really from ?  and I usually have different answers for different … Continue reading

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Expat Life: Culture Shock May Be Inevitable But Pain Is Optional


At one point or another new expats will get a “lecture” about “Culture Shock” as it is explained in this video: Not every expats experience that sequence of emotional reactions and saying this is “normal” is not removing the pain … Continue reading

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Conversation Killers : What Do You Do ? Where Do You Come From ?


Imagine , you are at a networking event and you are new in town or never met anybody in the group before, you have butterflies in your stomach, when someone comes to you and ask : What do you do … Continue reading

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How Do You Develop Global Leaders ?


In the article ‘Global Mindset Secrets of Superstar Expats” published  by Thunderbird School of Global Management, the authors argue that immersing executives in different cultures does not produce effective global leaders as they often fail to learn how to deal with the … Continue reading

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The 5 Biggest Lies About Expats


It is amazing how much pressure is put on expats to comply to a certain image of the “ideal expat”. The perfect expat does not exist and most recommendations I read on specialized blogs on how to become one are … Continue reading

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Intercultural training important to expats’ success


See on Scoop.it – Global Leaders Intercultural training programs are designed to develop cultural awareness and speed the transition process, by providing employees and their families with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to effectively interact across cultures. See on … Continue reading

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