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Tips and resources for adjusting to life and work in a new culture
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The Art of Coming Home - Part Two - "Choose Learning" - Ann Marie's Blog

The Art of Coming Home - Part Two - "Choose Learning" - Ann Marie's Blog | Culture Shock! | Scoop.it
Most people expect it to be difficult to adjust to living in a foreign country, so they prepare themselves and expect to experience some degree of culture shock. But most of us expect returning home to our own culture to be relatively easy.
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Repatriation Blues: Expats Struggle With the Dark Side of Coming Home

Repatriation Blues: Expats Struggle With the Dark Side of Coming Home | Culture Shock! | Scoop.it
Expats are good at preparing for their next exciting post, whether it’s in Burundi or Boston. They’ll study the language, find the best place to live, read up on the food, the climate, and the currency. But the deep, dark secret of the expat experience is that coming home – repatriation – can be even harder than leaving.
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Expat Partners - Secret Strategies | Thriving Abroad

Expat Partners - Secret Strategies | Thriving Abroad | Culture Shock! | Scoop.it
Secret Strategies to help new expats keep going when all you want to do is go home
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Six Best Places to Study Abroad

Six Best Places to Study Abroad | Culture Shock! | Scoop.it
Picking a destination may be the hardest part of getting ready to study abroad. With 196 countries scattered across the globe, it's hard to pick just one to be your home for a summer, a semester, or even a year.
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Why rituals are important for expat families | I was an expat wife

Why rituals are important for expat families | I was an expat wife | Culture Shock! | Scoop.it
When I was little, my brother and I would carefully lay our stockings at the foot of our beds on Christmas Eve.
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Adjusting to Life in a New Culture | Intercultural Blog Carnival

Adjusting to Life in a New Culture | Intercultural Blog Carnival | Culture Shock! | Scoop.it
Looking for advice on how to adjust to life in a new culture? Check out this collection of articles by intercultural professionals around the world.
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Expat Life Slice by Slice - The American Resident

Expat Life Slice by Slice - The American Resident | Culture Shock! | Scoop.it
Writing from Apple Gidley author of the entertaining and informative Expat life Slice by Slice!
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5 Mistakes to Avoid Making When Learning A Foreign Language ...

5 Mistakes to Avoid Making When Learning A Foreign Language ... | Culture Shock! | Scoop.it
While there is ample opportunity to improve in a foreign language when living abroad, simply being there doesn't guarantee that you will get better at the language. In order to learn as much of the language as possible when ...
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The Global Small Business Blog: Think An Overseas Assignment Moves You Up in the Corporate World?

The Global Small Business Blog: Think An Overseas Assignment Moves You Up in the Corporate World? | Culture Shock! | Scoop.it
Think An Overseas Assignment Moves You Up in the Corporate World?: International assignments are good but what y...
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How to Ease the Culture Shock of an International Move | Learn Out ...

How to Ease the Culture Shock of an International Move | Learn Out ... | Culture Shock! | Scoop.it
An international move is both exciting and scary. Whether you move for work, pleasure or school, you will face culture shock. Consider lessening the impact.
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Loneliness, the big foe for expats in France - Expat Forum

Loneliness, the big foe for expats in France - Expat Forum | Culture Shock! | Scoop.it
Loneliness, the big foe for expats in FranceExpat ForumHowever, and curious about the challenges to those looking to move to France, we ran a poll commissioned by Barclays International Banking on the expat forum website asking the question regarding...
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Daughters of Working Moms More Successful Professionally

Daughters of Working Moms More Successful Professionally | Culture Shock! | Scoop.it
Mothers who work outside the home may be stressed out, but they are raising more successful daughters.
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This is a relief!

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A Rocky Road Home for Many Expats – What Employers Need to Know

A Rocky Road Home for Many Expats – What Employers Need to Know | Culture Shock! | Scoop.it
While widely perceived to be the “easy” part of a relocation - in fact, homecoming can be more challenging and emotionally straining than the initial move abroad.
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"Unfortunately, the majority of organizations still underestimate the re-entry transition and do not consider the return on investment in providing support for their repatriating workforce and their families."

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17 things that change forever when you live abroad

17 things that change forever when you live abroad | Culture Shock! | Scoop.it
If you've ever lived abroad or traveled for a long time, you probably know what these 17 things are all about.
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Fish Discover Water Last

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Fish Discover Water Last - The Huffington Post

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Dianne Hofner Saphiere's curator insight, June 13, 2013 2:41 PM

EXCELLENT first-person, heartfelt accounting of Blended Culture/global nomad/multicultural experience. I feel her pain!

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21 Famous Women Who Have Studied Abroad | GoOverseas.com

21 Famous Women Who Have Studied Abroad | GoOverseas.com | Culture Shock! | Scoop.it
In honor of Women's History Month and International Women's Day, we're highlighting some wonderful famous females who studied abroad.
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Going Home? Why It Might Be Harder than You Think

Going Home? Why It Might Be Harder than You Think | Culture Shock! | Scoop.it
Are you getting ready to return home after living in the U.S.? Practice your English listening and learn about reverse culture in today's lesson.
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Is Your Child Experiencing Language Shock?

Is Your Child Experiencing Language Shock? | Culture Shock! | Scoop.it
What is language shock? Moving to a new culture is hard for kids. Find out if your child is experiencing language shock and how to help him.
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10 Culture Shock Priniciples for Working Internationally

10 Culture Shock Priniciples for Working Internationally | Culture Shock! | Scoop.it
When working internationally, there are certain principles that are good to remember when things just don't seem to be going right. The principle one is: Don't take things personally! This comes from personal experience...
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Tips for Expat Success | The World is Waiting

Tips for Expat Success | The World is Waiting | Culture Shock! | Scoop.it
Life as an expat offers challenges not faced by those living in their home countries. Of course these challenges vary depending where you are from and where you move and many things can have an impact on how successfully you adapt to ...
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Reverse Culture Shock | When the Unexpected Catches You by Surprise

Reverse Culture Shock | When the Unexpected Catches You by Surprise | Culture Shock! | Scoop.it
What is reverse culture shock? The unexpected feelings that we experience when we relocate back to our home countries. Find out how it will affect you...
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Asia's Endangered Species: The Expat | World News Gathered ...

Asia's Endangered Species: The Expat | World News Gathered ... | Culture Shock! | Scoop.it
By LESLIE KWOH. Forget expats. Western companies doing business in Asia are now looking to locals to fill the most important jobs in the region. Behind the switch, experts say, are several factors, including a leveled playing ...
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Expat Explorer: The Expat Expectation Gap

Expat Explorer: The Expat Expectation Gap | Culture Shock! | Scoop.it
Expat blogger Expat Lingo shared this lovely cartoon with Expat Explorer earlier this week to demonstrate one little girl's misconception of moving to Hong Kong. This is a very cute example of a child's misconception of ...
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