How Being A Multipotentialite Can Help You Be More Successful As An Expat

I have a confession to make: I'm a multipotentialite. A what?? A multipotentialite. Or a scanner if you prefer. Your eyes are still inquisitive. I hear you. The term is not common. This … [Read more...]

To Have Or To Be – That Is The (Expat) Question

“We need to sell the house.”   The children looked at me in disbelief. Did they hear it right? “I don’t want to”, said the little one. Selling the house?! Our house? No way. I have to tell … [Read more...]

Busted: 3 Myths About Self-Care That Make Expats Gamble With Their Life

"Those who have no time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness" said Edward Stanley, a British statesman. But it’s not just exercise. It’s more. It’s what's called … [Read more...]

9 Excuses We Tell Ourselves To Avoid Self-Care

Self-care is the first thing people give up when they move. This is what Maripat Abbott, relocation specialist said to me when we had the chance to talk together. “It’s such a pity because it may … [Read more...]

Giving And Receiving Gifts – The Secret Rules For Expats

Ever wondered what to bring when invited for the first time to a local family in your new host country? Do you remember this awkward feeling - a mix of joy and constraint - when receiving a … [Read more...]

10 Signs That You May Be A Third Culture Parent

Our children have a name: they’re called Third Culture Kids or Global Nomads. Their parents - we (!) - don’t! At least, not that I know of. Why bother? You’ll ask.   Barbara … [Read more...]

Expat Accompanying Partner: Job Hunting Tips From An Expert

Finding a job abroad, when you don’t know the culture, the language and you can’t rely on any support network is a daunting task. No wonder that one of the major reasons employees refuse an … [Read more...]

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...]

An Expat Story You’ll Never Forget

Today I’d like to tell you a story of hope. It didn’t make the headline of an international press campaign. It’s a simple story from ordinary people living in my neighborhood. Nonetheless, it’s a … [Read more...]

How To Not Lose Your Mind When You Lose Your Job Abroad

This article is inspired by a true story that happened two weeks ago to someone from our community, here at Expatriate Connection. Legal issues are still being discussed and real names can’t be … [Read more...]