Build new friendships

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Six friends holding hands and jumping

Quotes on friendship As an expat, one of the most important – and difficult – issues to sort out is to create a new friendship and social circle. Friends will become your new family; they will help you navigate your new life and provide comfort and laughs when needed. Support … Read More

Expat life quotes

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Woman sitting alone in a cafe

“You hang around cafés” Ernest Hemingway, the famous expatriate writer, wrote the following in ‘The Sun also Rises‘ in 1926. You’re an expatriate. You’ve lost touch with the soil. You get precious. Fake European standards have ruined you. You drink yourself to death. You become obsessed with sex. You spend … Read More

Quotes about languages

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Football displaying many flags

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 be able to shop, ask directions and eat. Further than … Read More

Quotes about travel and travelling

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Suitcase covered in stickers quotes about travel and travelling

Travel quotes Traveling is not just seeing the new; it is also leaving behind. Not just opening doors; also closing them behind you, never to return. But the place you have left forever is always there for you to see whenever you shut your eyes. ~ Jan Myrdal Travel and … Read More

Quotes about change

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Butterfly on a flower

Inspirational quotes on change All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another. ~ Anatole France Just because everything is different doesn’t mean anything has changed. ~ … Read More

Stress relief quotes

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Stress quote to overcome obstacles and stress

Stressed! It’s all been getting a bit much for me over the past few days with all the upheaval in my life – moving overseas again, sorting out my daughter’s boarding school requirements and general day to day life. As an attempt to reduce my anxiety I tried walking the … Read More

Quotes about flying and air-travel

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Plane flying into a yellow sunset. Quotes about flying on aeroplanes

Five quotes about travelling by plane The modern airplane creates a new geographical dimension. A navigable ocean of air blankets the whole surface of the globe. There are no distant places any longer: the world is small and the world is one. ~ Wendell Willkie In America there are two … Read More

Quotes about education

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School uniform School children with hands up to answer a question

Quotes to inspire learning and to motivate students. Although these quotes relate to education and learning, I think we can all draw inspiration and motivation from them. You can never be overdressed or overeducated. ~ Oscar Wilde Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, … Read More

Homesickness when there’s no ‘home’

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Homesickness when there is no home. A pot of flowers on a windowsill

Homesickness quotes When I posted a short piece about the word hiraeth, I included a list of quotes about homesickness. A sharp-eyed reader, Marilyn Gardner, pointed out that the quotes I’d selected weren’t pertinent to a certain portion of the population; Third Culture Kids who find it hard, if not … Read More