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Expat life: New beginnings

Author: G.T. Donnellan

Language: English

Summary: Becoming an expat is both exciting and terrifying. Will I fit in? Will I make friends and understand the culture? Will I like it there, and most importantly, if I don’t, what can I do? Expat Life: New Beginnings is a go-to resource for all those considering a permanent or semi-permanent move abroad. This is not a guidebook, rather a companion that demystifies the emotional impact of expat living with honesty and clarity. The author offers first-hand insight into the many facets of expat life, both good and bad. She has worked and lived in sub-Saharan Africa, the megacities of Asia, the wilds of central Europe, and just about everywhere in between. She draws on the experiences of other expats she has met on her journey, all with their own unique, often heartfelt, perspectives. All new beginnings start with you. – Source: Amazon.com

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S’expatrier en toute connaissance de cause

Author: Jean-Luc Cendrin

Language: Français

Summary: Vous avez envie de partir vivre à l’étranger ? Votre employeur vous propose une mobilité internationale. Comment vous assurer que ce choix de carrière vous convient et mettre toutes les chances de succès de votre côté ? Pour y parvenir, l’ouvrage S’expatrier en toute connaissance de cause de Jean-Luc Cerdin vous propose un véritable programme de ” coaching ” à l’expatriation. Issu de recherches récentes, cet ouvrage vous accompagne, étape par étape, dans la construction de votre projet de mobilité internationale. Grâce à des quiz d’auto-évaluation, vous pourrez évaluer votre aptitude à l’expatriation et engager des pistes d’actions concrètes pour bien vous préparer. Le site web dédié ” L’expatriation : préparez votre projet de mobilité internationale ! ” vous offrira en complément une palette de ressources et d’outils (témoignages d’expatriés, conseils pratiques, adresses utiles) pour affiner votre projet. A l’issue de cet ouvrage, vous pourrez ainsi répondre aux questions suivantes : suis-je fait pour l’expatriation ? Ai-je intérêt à partir et sous quelles conditions ? Quelles sont mes chances de succès ? Comment les optimiser ? A l’inverse quelles sont mes zones de risques ? Comment les limiter ? – Source: Amazon.com

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Italy, a love story: Women write about the Italian experience

Author: Camille Cusumano

Language: English

Summary: Legendary for fabulous food, persistent men, and a lyrical language, Italy has inspired many great love affairs–with the country itself. From the notorious occupants and cuisine of Sicily, to the ancient marvels of Rome, to the couture of Milan, women throughout the ages have invented and reinvented adventure in this diverse and voluptuous land. In this thrilling and layered new collection, women explore and describe individual infatuations with a land that is both complicated by and adored for its rich tradition. – Source: Amazon.com

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When in French: Love in a Second Language

Author: Lauren Collins

Language: English

Summary: A language barrier is no match for love. Lauren Collins discovered this firsthand when, in her early thirties, she moved to London and fell for a Frenchman named Olivier—a surprising turn of events for someone who didn’t have a passport until she was in college. But what does it mean to love someone in a second language? Collins wonders, as her relationship with Olivier continues to grow entirely in English. Are there things she doesn’t understand about Olivier, having never spoken to him in his native tongue? Does “I love you” even mean the same thing as “je t’aime”? When the couple, newly married, relocates to Francophone Geneva, Collins—fearful of one day becoming “a Borat of a mother” who doesn’t understand her own kids—decides to answer her questions for herself by learning French. When in French is a laugh-out-loud funny and surprising memoir about the lengths we go to for love, as well as an exploration across culture and history into how we learn languages—and what they say about who we are. Collins grapples with the complexities of the French language, enduring excruciating role-playing games with her classmates at a Swiss language school and accidently telling her mother-in-law that she’s given birth to a coffee machine. In learning French, Collins must wrestle with the very nature of French identity and society—which, it turns out, is a far cry from life back home in North Carolina. Plumbing the mysterious depths of humanity’s many forms of language, Collins describes with great style and wicked humor the frustrations, embarrassments, surprises, and, finally, joys of learning—and living in—French. – Source: Amazon.com

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Moving your family overseas

Author: Rosalind Kalb, Penelope Welch

Language: English

Summary: With detailed advice and helpful suggestions, Moving Your Family Overseas is the indispensable guide for relocating your family abroad. It discusses in detail the basic steps involved in an overseas move: deciding to go, preparing to leave, arriving and settling in, working through culture shock and adaptation, living in the expatriate community, making friends and returning home. Written and designed for families from anywhere in the world, particularly for those who are assigned by their employers to foreign posts, this book draws on the authors’ many years of experience living abroad with their families. Their insights ease the challenges and highlight the benefits of what is often an overwhelming though rewarding transition. The advice given in Moving Your Family Overseas clearly reflects the depth of perception and simple wisdom that a good counselor brings to the advisory role. Source: Amazon.com

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Moving with kids: 25 ways to ease your family’s transition to a new home


Author: Lori Burgan

Language: English

Summary: Moving to a new home is exciting – but it can be scary and lonely, too. Whether you’re taking your children across town, across the country, or overseas, you have to smooth their path. Drawing on the expertise of families that have relocated many times, Moving with Kids provides the practical advice such families need, including how to: Minimize stress and give children a sense of control; Help kids keep old friends and make new ones fast; Find the right neighborhood and school; Create a sense of belonging in the new community; Use the move to build family unity and children’s self-confidence. Source: Google Books

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