You’ve arrived! Now what?

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Happy family of four walking on a beach

What to do during the first weeks upon arrival So you moved, now what? You already went through all the stress and preparations and have now safely arrived at your new home. Breathe out. One difficult and important step is behind you, but there’s still a lot to be done. … Read More

Homesick expatriates

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Homesick expats hitchhiker holding a sign saying home

Homesickness and how to cope with it What is homesickness? Experiencing a longing for one’s home during a period of absence from it. Judging by the number of people searching for answers on this subject, homesickness is a huge issue for many expatriates. And it’s not a problem that can … Read More

Expat culture shock

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John Tenniel's illustration of Alice meeting the Dodo in Wonderland Culture shock

Culture shock and reverse culture shock If you’ve never experienced culture shock, try imagining that you are Alice in Lewis Carroll’s books, ”Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and ”Through the Looking-Glass”. They provide perfect descriptions of the many emotions that swirl around when in the midst of culture shock. Culture shock … Read More