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15 international food etiquette rules that might surprise you

15 international food etiquette rules that might surprise you | Expat living | Scoop.it

Table manners are as unique to a culture as the food before you - though not always as easy to navigate...

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The Four Stages of Living Abroad | Twenty-Something Travel

The Four Stages of Living Abroad | Twenty-Something Travel | Expat living | Scoop.it

When I prepared for my first extended stay abroad, I daydreamed about all the travel and exploration opportunities ahead of me. I planned the logistics, arranged housing and budgeted my finances. With my sights set on London, I studied British culture and hoped for positive experiences. What I failed to prepare for, though, was the culture shock living abroad would bring. From the honeymoon stage to frustration or ‘rage state,’ to understanding and integration, life abroad certainly has its ups but at times also has a few downs. While in the moment they may not always seem positive, each stage can add a true richness to your expatriate life...

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Spreading Our Child’s Wings | | This Is My HappinessThis Is My Happiness

Spreading Our Child’s Wings | | This Is My HappinessThis Is My Happiness | Expat living | Scoop.it

I never thought about not traveling with my son. In fact, after he was born, I felt an even stronger desire to travel, mostly because having a child made me feel older and gave me a greater sense of urgency in life. Now that I have traveled with him, I see the incredible benefit it has. I see how being a bi-cultural child and experiencing other places have very much influenced the person he has become.

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Re-Embracing My Own Culture: Overcoming Reverse Culture Shock

Re-Embracing My Own Culture: Overcoming Reverse Culture Shock | Expat living | Scoop.it
It is very difficult to overcome reverse culture shock.
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Top 10 Common Mistakes to Avoid Expat Failure

Top 10 Common Mistakes to Avoid Expat Failure | Expat living | Scoop.it

There is no doubt that many people who move overseas do make very simple mistakes which they will regret in due course. However, what do you think are the top 10 Common mistakes to avoid expat failure and which ones do you think you may be susceptible to?

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Why Choose To Be an Expat? | Culture Happens

Why Choose To Be an Expat? | Culture Happens | Expat living | Scoop.it
Why would you want to leave the place where you know how to make sense of subtleties, and reside in a place where you function as the expat odd-ball?
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How to maintain good relationships with family members when living abroad - by Sun Meilan

Most people fail to realise just how hard it can be to maintain good relationships with family when living abroad, especially if there have never been any problems in the past. However, it can be very hard to adjust to living in separate countries and rarely being able to see one another. Over time, the emotional distance can grow, and unless something is done to control it, it can be very difficult to return to the intimacy of the past. Fortunately, with some effort, you can keep in touch and therefore maintain good relationships with family members...

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How overseas jobs hit family life

How overseas jobs hit family life | Expat living | Scoop.it
Spouses who follow their partners abroad often make huge sacrifices to follow them - despite companies' attempts to prepare couples.
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Returning Home After Living Abroad | Multilingual Living

Returning Home After Living Abroad | Multilingual Living | Expat living | Scoop.it
Refers Culture Shock can be very unsettling for those who have lived abroad for a while. Find out what it feel like and whether it ever goes away!
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Doing something you love is the secret to expat happiness - Telegraph

Doing something you love is the secret to expat happiness - Telegraph | Expat living | Scoop.it
Our expat columnist Chris Marshall on making the most of your time abroad...
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