Sunny De Bruyn: I’m not an expat…

Sunny De Bruyn: I’m not an expat…

… ok well technically I am. But as far as I’m concerned, I’m not. Why? Well, I didn’t realise it prior to coming to Singapore, but expat is kind of a dirty word. It is said here with loaded meaning, assumption, a tinge of distaste… So, although I’ve only been in Singapore for six weeks, [...] more…
Ms-havachat: Women And Lunch Time Conversation

Ms-havachat: Women And Lunch Time Conversation

It dawned on me, while sitting back listening to a conversation about ‘sunny Wexford’ being shared between an older Irish lady, a Brit and an American that this eclectic mix of women is what being an expat is about. We support each other despite our age differences, nationalities and experiences.We listen and care regardless of [...] more…
Fifty Shades of Selfish

Fifty Shades of Selfish

Why not being selfish is in fact, selfish.  Part Three in the series ‘From Struggle To Success, From Miserable to Magnificent’ for fulfilled Expatriate living.   Right, so this week I’m getting per… Source: globaltalentcoaching.wordpress.com This really really resonates with me – especially the bit about that darned Protestant Work Ethic   But really, it’s like with the [...] more…
Repatriation & Career – REVERSE CULTURE SHOCK #2

Repatriation & Career – REVERSE CULTURE SHOCK #2

 Repatriating your career after years of living overseas is a double-edged sword for the accompanying partner, especially if you’ve also worked while abroad. Source: repatjack.com Wise words & useful resources from the excellent Repat Jack. She says: "You’ll need to present international achievements in an applicable way for your home location and actively seek employers [...] more…
An expat teacher’s story – book review of Here We Are & There We Go: Teaching & Traveling With Kids In Tow by Jill Dobbe

An expat teacher’s story – book review of Here We Are & There We Go: Teaching & Traveling With Kids In Tow by Jill Dobbe

How was your summer? Mine was spent housetraining my new puppy Max, cleaning up puppy puddles, taking shoes out of Max’s mouth, keeping the two dogs from killing each other, and wondering what the … Source: iwasanexpatwife.com Book review by Maria at IWasAnExpatWife.com   "Here We Are & There We Go covers their time in [...] more…
REVERSE CULTURE SHOCK #3: IDENTITY

REVERSE CULTURE SHOCK #3: IDENTITY

WHERE DID I MISPLACE MY IDENTITY? Expats are all too familiar with the impact an overseas relocation can have on identity. Well, ditto for when you repatriate.  My reverse culture shock was intensified by my identity changing from something recognisable overseas, into a discomforting state of flux back in the sedate little city I call home. ” [...] more…
Good reads, sites and films about “Third Culture Kids”

Good reads, sites and films about “Third Culture Kids”

In this section you can find an ongoing bibliography that I call good-reads and a list of sites about “Third Culture Kids”. Source: expatsincebirth.com Excellent list of TCK books, articles, resources & films – regularly updated by Ute. See on Scoop.it – Are You An Expat Wife? more…

A Dose of Positivity – Apple Gidley in the Expat Telegraph

“Sometimes in this era of micro-managed relocation it is easy to get hung up on the minutiae. Of what is available, of whether a cinema, if indeed there is one, shows the latest movies, of what food is on offer. That is not to lessen the importance of finding the right school or a hospital [...] more…
Girl Meets India expat blog

Girl Meets India expat blog

  Girl Meets India: by US teacher Laura in Jaipur Girl Meets India expat blog – the adventures and chaos of expats in India…. “We were living a typical suburban life before accepting the opportunity to move abroad. In July of 2013 we moved away from all of our comforts to Jaipur, India. Matt took [...] more…
Moving Without Shaking

Moving Without Shaking

  Moving Without Shaking Welcome to Moving Without Shaking! You have an ambition to work or study abroad. The decision to leave your familiar life style and take on an international assignment for the first time is one of the most important peaks in your life and career planning. The excitement of new opportunities ahead [...] more…
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