Future Expats, what can I do to help you move closer to your expat goals during the coming year? Please choose up to three topics below to let me know what you'd find most helpful. [polldaddy poll="5100257"] I'll let this poll run for a couple of weeks, then share the responses with you. You … [Read more...] about Are You Meeting Your Expat Goals?
Learning the Language
In my recent scouting trip to Panama, my Spanish language skills were tested to the max. Now, I'll be the first to admit it's not a high hurdle. I figure my Spanish is at about the level of a bright two-year old's. All my verbs are present tense and my vocabulary is severely limited. Think, "See … [Read more...] about At What Time Washes the Door?
When you imagine a different life for yourself overseas, do you hear yourself speaking English, or do you visualize yourself conversing with the local people in their own tongue? Should you learn a new language when you move? That’s a question only you can answer, and that answer will depend on … [Read more...] about Learn a New Language Online — Before Your Overseas Move
The Complexities of Communication in a Foreign Language Guest Post by Heather Merkel Heather Merkel, CPC is a Culture Transition Specialist who helps Expatriates and their families feel at home anywhere in the world through a core set of strategies designed to help you overcome the social, … [Read more...] about It’s Not Easy Being… Well, a Dog!
The New Global Student: Skip the SAT, Save Thousands on Tuition, and Get a Truly International Education by Maya Frost. Maya Frost has written a rather astonishing (to me, at least) how-to book. While her focus is ostensibly on how living and studying overseas is a powerful alternative to the … [Read more...] about Expat Books: The New Global Student
No. If you are going to live in an expat enclave surrounded by your fellow countrymen and –women, you don’t need to learn the language. If you are not an Adventurer or a Cultural Expat, but an Escapist, and especially if you are moving for purely economic reasons, you might handle life in your new … [Read more...] about Do I Need to Learn the Language? (Again)