Yes! Learning the language is vital to the success of your move. That is, if you’re a cultural expat. As a cultural expat, you are motivated to bring your culture, or a specific aspect of it, to the people you’re living among (missionary expat), or you are a student of the new culture. Either … [Read more...] about Do I Need to Learn the Language II
Learning the Language
Although the highest peaks have already been scaled, the Amazon has been explored, and the deserts have been mapped, there are still many who move abroad because it’s an adventure. While I think there’s a bit of the adventurer in anyone who willingly pursues an expat life, there are some for whom it … [Read more...] about Are You an Adventurer Expat?
Students Today’s cultural students come in all shapes and sizes. Of course, there are the ubiquitous junior-year-abroad 20-ish college kids. But the students category of cultural expat includes so much more. A student can be one who takes a formal course of study at a college or a university, or … [Read more...] about Student Expats
One of the big questions when moving to another country is, do I need to learn the language, and if so, when? Since we have already determined we will move to Central or South America, and since I am already well past the age when language learning comes easily and naturally, I have started to … [Read more...] about Do I Need to Learn the Language?
My reason is simple. My husband and I are nearing retirement age. We have no pension plans, no 401 K investments. We’ve raised five children, the youngest of whom will start college in the fall. Almost our entire net worth … [Read more...] about Why Do I Want to Move Overseas?