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How would you feel if your child became an expat adult?

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Would you like for your child to become an expat? St. John’s International School conducted a poll among expat parents and asked “Would you like for your child to become an expat?” The majority of respondents, 66.1%, responded “yes”, 11.3% ... Read More »

Quotes about languages

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The importance of learning a language Why learn a language? Well, it goes without saying that you will gain so much more from your new home country if you can make yourself understood! At the very least, you need to ... Read More »

The pregnant expat

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Pregnancy and childbirth in the US You’ve been trying for four months already? I think you should see a fertility doctor! We heard these words from my OB/GYN in Portland, Oregon after we had been trying to get pregnant with ... Read More »

Update on the Expat Chat forum

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 Where has the Expat Chat forum gone? As you will have noticed, the new Expat Chat forum is currently missing. Unfortunately, when this site was hacked last month, I had to do a lot of restoring, recreating, rebuilding and recoding ... Read More »

Why I am scared to go back to America

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Living the overseas dream I admit it. I really wasn’t all that afraid to pack my entire life, my family’s lives, and all our memories, into 28 suitcases. There was a great excitement that accompanied our 30 hour flight to ... Read More »