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5 TIPS FOR SETTLING IN TO A NEW COUNTRY

5 TIPS FOR SETTLING IN TO A NEW COUNTRY Your feet have landed in your new country. Maybe your company has provided housing or you have found a new apartment/house to live in. You're slowly getting over jetlag. Now how do you adjust well to this new culture? Here are 5 tips to help you settle in to a new country: 1) MAKE YOUR NEW HOUSE A...

5 TIPS FOR PREPARING TO MOVE TO A NEW COUNTRY

5 TIPS FOR PREPARING TO MOVE TO A NEW COUNTRY You've landed that new job overseas, so now what? Now begins the process of moving overseas. Here are 10 tips to prepare for that initial move: 1) Research - Learn all you can about the new culture you're moving to. My favorite source for this is finding blogs of other expats living in the ...

TIPS FOR GETTING A JOB TEACHING OVERSEAS

TIPS FOR GETTING A JOB TEACHING OVERSEAS With the economies around the world affected by covid19, and many people being laid off, you might be looking for a new job. It was the Great Recession back in 2008 that led me to start teaching overseas. Perhaps there aren't many jobs in your area, so you're considering a move to a new state. Well, why ...

Preparing for Covid19 in a Foreign Country

PREPARING FOR COVID19 IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY Do I stay or do I go? That is the question that has been on so many expats' minds these days. Do we leave what has become our home (and with it many friends and surrogate family) to be closer to family and our passport home? There is no right answer that is best for everyone, but here is why ...

Adjusting to life as a third culture kid

CAN YOU SPOT HIM? Okay, that was too easy This picture always reminds of expat life, and the struggle he had settling in at his school his first year - and how much progress he has made. The adjustment from staying at home to going to school full time was difficult in itself. Add to that the commute on a motorbike in rain or shine, in heavy traff...

Hello fears

HELLO FEARS At the doTERRA convention this year, our keynote speaker was Michelle Poler of @hellofears. She was a powerful motivator, as well as funny and authentic When I came across this photo on my phone, I felt compelled to share about one of my fears that I conquered as an expat. Some of you might think I am always brave and adventurous sinc...