Margarita Gokun Silver recently posted her three top reasons for becoming an expat. It sounds to me as though she's a good example of a Student/ Adventurer! What do you think? Three Reasons to Become an Expatriate by Margarita Gokun Silver Growing up I never had an opportunity to travel and see … [Read more...] about What Kind of Expat Is She?
Do I Need to Learn the Language II
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
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
What Kind of Expat Are You?
What kinds of people leave hearth and home for life in another country? Here are a few categories I've come up with. I'm sure that many expats fit into more than one. I know I do! Let me know if you have a category I've missed. [ad#Google Adsense-2] Expats By Necessity We won't dwell on the first … [Read more...] about What Kind of Expat Are You?
Do I Need to Learn the Language?
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?