Expatriate Connection – A Unique Reflection On 2013

As 2013 draws to a close, let me take you on a journey: the story of an expat family through all the articles published on the blog this year.  All characters appearing in this work are not … [Read more...]

15 Surprising Facts About My Host Country

Let’s face it.  “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust        Click to tweet You know this feeling. Without thinking … [Read more...]

5 Tips To Help You Come To Terms With Your Host Country

In the previous article, I explained how I formed my psychological contract with my former host country and how it affected me. All the personal messages I got showed that it resonated with … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Why You Need to Talk to Other Expats

When I left France to live abroad, I did not know anything about culture shock, expatriate grief and third culture kids. But I had a clear idea in mind: I would immerse myself in the local culture, … [Read more...]

Culture Shock and Your Expat Child: What to Do?

Have you ever wondered what’s happening in your children’s head when relocating abroad? In this article "Culture Shock: What Your Children Can't Tell You", you already found some … [Read more...]

Culture Shock: What Your Kids Can’t Tell You

In a previous article, you uncovered what Gérard Depardieu could teach expatriates about culture shock. We outlined the very popular Oberg model characterized by 4 stages (honeymoon, crisis, … [Read more...]

Culture Shock: What Gérard Depardieu Can Teach Expats

When you move abroad to live or study in another country, you’ll “suffer” from culture shock. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHgF5pAt2zA&feature=youtu.be Culture shock is the effect … [Read more...]

3 Questions to Nobel Prize 2012 Serge Haroche

To start 2013 with a (big!) bang, I’m extremely honored to welcome Serge Haroche, Nobel Prize Winner 2012 in Physics.   Receiving his prize on Dec 10th, 2012 in Stockholm, Serge … [Read more...]