Tag Archives: expat

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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Is Expatriation an Addiction?


The last few decades has seen more and more people taking up a corporate expatriate posting, with all of the benefits and challenges an expatriation can bring. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.communicaid.com After 25 years of expatriation, experiencing very different … Continue reading

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Why employers value intercultural skills


New research shows that employers around the world value staff who understand the role of culture at work. Source: http://www.britishcouncil.org What do employers understand by ‘intercultural skills ?  Ability to understand different cultural contexts and viewpoints.  Respect for others’ and ‘adapting … 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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The “How Are You?” Culture Clash: Americans v.s. Russians


How Are You ? The answer Americans give, of course is, “Fine.” But when Russians hear this they think one of two things: (1) you’ve been granted a heavenly reprieve from the wearisome grind that all but defines the human … 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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The Dangers Of Slang For Non-Native Language Speakers


I have had interesting discussions with linguists and intercultural coaches after publishing an article,  “You Are What You Speak: How Language Influences Behaviors”,. The debate was mainly around  words and cultural context. The most recurrent question was:  Is it the cultural … Continue reading

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