While moving abroad is a fun and exciting challenge, it does come with its fair share of difficulties. Some of these are unique to living abroad, such as culture shock and missing those back home; others are problems that can arise anywhere, but for which living abroad adds an extra dimension.
Self-doubt is a concern for many people abroad: what if I can’t learn the language? Did I make the right decision? Here are our tips for dealing with these feelings.Celebrating your birthday isn’t generally much of a challenge – but doing it abroad for the first time can be! Here are some ideas for your first expat celebration.
Many relationships get stronger when facing the challenge of moving abroad, but for some it doesn’t work out. Here are some tips on how to help your children deal with divorce.
One of the main ways people cope with their problems is to write them down, and what better way than in a blog? This week, we’ve taken a look at expat blogs in London, Belize and Chile – if you’re thinking of moving to either of those places, take a look at these sites by expats who are already there. And read Reeva’s experience of living in Australia as a South African.
In other news, Expat Focus columnist Rosemary Border Rabson talks about the centenary of WWI and a unique railway near her house.
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