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Returning home

3 secrets to a successful repatriation

People moving boxes into their home

Repatriating is going home? So, you’re going home! After so many years abroad, you’re finally returning home. Congratulations! Wait, home?? What is this ‘home’? What are the challenges to moving ‘home’ and how can we prepare? Tip 1. Know that ... Read More »

Moving back home to Australia?

Sydney Harbour, Australia

Sponsored post by F+N Worldwide Preparing to move back to Australia Are you thinking of moving back to Australia? You may have been born and raised there but if you’ve lived abroad for a few years you’ll almost certainly find ... Read More »

Planning to move back home

Road sign saying The Beginning

Plan to repatriate Moving back to your home country isn’t as easy as you’d expect. People have repeatedly told me that repatriation shock, or reverse culture shock, is harder to deal with than adjusting to a foreign culture in your ... Read More »

Why I am scared to go back to America

Returning to America Plane landing in sunset

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 »

An expat child has many layers of influence

Model of the Bronfenbrenn's ecological systems theory. Picture courtesy of beststart.org

Bronfenbrenner’s ecological systems theory This was mentioned in Rianne Cornelisse’s paper about how expat children adapt when returning home. What is the theory of Bronfenbrenner all about? In this model the child is the centre of its own system. The ... Read More »