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Adjusting to Life Overseas

The biggest hurdle to overcome when moving to a new country is adjusting to life so far away from everything you know. Learn how to break down the language barrier and make a new life for yourself.

  • Breaking Down Language Barriers in a New Country

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on November 21, 2013

    If you're moving to a new country with a language vastly different from your own, those first few months can be overwhelming. For adults, learning a new language is never easy to do, but there are shortcuts to help you grasp the native tongue of your new home. Eventually,...

  • Adjusting to Cuisine When Moving Internationally

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on November 22, 2013

    When you move overseas, you'll have to adjust to a lot of new things and an entirely new way of life. You may have to learn a new language, adopt new routines, make new friends, find a new job and acquaint yourself with a completely different cuisine. Depending on where you...

  • How to Drive in a New Country After a Move

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on April 6, 2013

    Moving to a new country is exciting--but adapting to such unfamiliar surroundings can be difficult. Driving in a new country is no exception--learning new traffic laws and road signs and even driving on the opposite side of the street can take some getting used to! Before making...

  • How to Find Expats in Your New Country

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on March 3, 2013

    Moving overseas is challenging in so many ways. One of the biggest hurdles to overcome when moving to a new country is adjusting to life so far away from everything--and everyone--you know. Meeting other expats in your destination country can ease the transition by offering...

  • How to Find Schools Abroad for Your Children

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on April 5, 2013

    Moving overseas with your child is a stressful experience and difficult transition--especially when you consider the trial of starting a new school. Schools abroad are often very different from what your child is used to at home, and acclimating to new curriculum, culture, and...

  • Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle After Moving Abroad

    Cassandra Rose  Posted by Cassandra Rose on July 1, 2015

    There’s plenty to worry about after moving internationally, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle may not be your number one priority. Follow these tips to keep up with your physical health and adjust to your new home country. Limit eating out Eating out all day every day may...

  • Staying Safe After Moving Overseas

    Cassandra Rose  Posted by Cassandra Rose on July 10, 2015

    Moving overseas can be an exciting journey in your life, but it can also be a stressful and nervous-making experience for even the most-seasoned traveler. Worried about keeping yourself safe? Follow these tips after moving internationally. Do your research Before visiting an...

  • Preparing For Culture Shock

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on August 27, 2009

    Reducing culture shock After moving to a new location with a different culture, you may feel an initial sense of happiness that over time changes to feelings of frustration. If you experience a range of emotions while in a new culture, then your feelings may be symptomatic of...

  • How to Find a Job in a New Country

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on July 12, 2013

    If you have been stricken with wanderlust and would like to move abroad, securing employment is an important part of the experience. However, obtaining work overseas is not as simple as scouring the classifieds and setting up an interview. It requires a lot more research...

  • How to Make Friends In a New Country

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on July 19, 2013

    Moving to a new country can be scary--you will need to figure out where you are going to live, where you will work, and how you will assimilate to the drastic differences in culture. Making friends in your new home is an almost secondary thought. However, forming relationships...

  • How to Help Children Deal With Culture Shock

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on July 29, 2013

    Moving overseas and immersing yourself into a new and unfamiliar culture is a difficult thing to do for just about anyone. You're leaving behind everything you've come to know over the years and all of the comforts of home for a strange land where you'll gradually have to learn...

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