Students move abroad for their education and are very eager to learn the local language. While they’re highly educated and satisfied with their career prospects, their financial situation doesn’t seem too bright.
Do you think that it is really a great thing to enjoy the best of several worlds? Ask a third culture kid and you may get to hear a mixed bag of answers. Whatever the opinion of a TCK, there is no doubt about the fact that being a TCK is a challenging and life-changing experience.
Have you decided to haul your family, pets, and personal belongings overseas – at least for the next few years? Congratulations! You have taken the first big step towards moving abroad! InterNations provides you with practical information on preparing for moving abroad, from visa to flight tickets.
Going back home can be difficult for both you and your family. Not only do you have to deal with reverse culture shock, you may also be met with disbelief and confusion. With our help, you will learn how to deal with reverse culture shock as well as your relatives and friends when going back home.
Has your foreign assignment come to an end or are you about to terminate for some reason? Did you know that reverse culture shock happens to nearly all expats returning back home? You will probably not be exempt from such re-adjustment issues — but InterNations tells you how to soften the blow!
As a global mind, e.g. an expat working in international management or a business person with lots of clients abroad, you’ll need to deal with international business communication sooner or later. We show you how good communication skills can help you overcome international business issues.
Throughout your expat life, staying healthy may be one of the biggest challenges. You need to get informed about possible health risks in your new home and feasible countermeasures. The InterNations magazine will help you lead a safe and sound expat life!
Among expats sent on foreign assignments, international women are still "the odd man out". However, such figures don’t include many expatriate women who find a job abroad on their own. In both cases, international women, as well as their spouse, may face unexpected issues – find out more below.
Has your employer just offered you a new career track abroad? While you consider whether to accept a foreign assignment and think about potential salary negotiations, don’t forget about your income tax. Tax reimbursement policies may be among the incentives your company is willing to provide.
If you bring your children along when moving abroad, the school they will attend will play a big part of helping them adjust to their new home. InterNations gives you an overview of the different schooling options for expat kids about to receive an international education.
Long-distance relationships are challenging and can often put a damper on expat life. InterNations member Maggie tells us how, after falling in love with another expat, she and her partner made it work anyway and how you can also manage to overcome the hurdles of a long-distance relationship.
Are you proud parents of expat children? Once you have moved abroad, it is time for you and your kids to settle in, make friends, and get comfortable in your home abroad. InterNations offers advice for building a new life abroad and helping your kids to feel at home in the new environment.
Getting to know the local people and culture while living abroad is important but sometimes maintaining expat friendships with people from your home country can really be an advantage. InterNations member Karina recounts how staying in touch with other Columbian expats helped her feel at home abroad.
Most expats don’t just deal with the stress of moving abroad and the subsequent culture shock, but also with learning a new language. This is especially daunting when throwing oneself on the job market. Our member Gabrielle is sharing her language learning experience and has some advice for you.
"Getting to know Lusaka with like-minded people and having other expats to navigate daily life in Zambia is a great relief. "
"InterNations members helped me and my family to find a house that is not too expensive -- no small feat for an expat in Luxembourg. "