4 Common Mistakes That Expatriates Make

Being an expatriate is never easy, regardless whether it is for first time expats or for serial expats. There are a lot of different difficulties which expatriates face to a stronger degree than those who are living in their country of origin. Small daily things can become a complicated hurdle. A lot of additional bureaucratic problems can emerge from being…

The Expat Personality: What type of person adjusts well to culture?

Do you think that you are doing a good job adjusting to your host culture? Not everybody is a perfect fit for a stressful job like living abroad. Different cultural norms leave us in many situations in which we don’t know how to act. They confuse us and make us feel stressed out. The stress is a result of the…

Cultural Learning: It’s Time to Experience, Reflect, and Experiment, NOW!

One of my American friends who teaches in Japan once told me how frustrated he was about the performance of his class, which was far below average at his school. He told me that his students simply were not motivated. However, unlike many other people, he did not seek the fault with his students. He set out to understand what…