Resources: Notes on Life and Language in the United States

6 Myths About American Culture That You Learned from Hollywood

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Aug 06, 2012 @ 07:13 AM

Do movies portray reality?

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Topics: United States Culture, Cross Cultural Coaching, Expatriate Support

6 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in the U.S.

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Sun, Jul 29, 2012 @ 03:36 PM

In last week's article, we asked the question  "Is your child experiencing language shock?"  If you answered yes to that question, this article is for you.

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Topics: Daily Life in the US, Cultural Competence, Cross Cultural Coaching, Expatriate Support

Is Your Child Experiencing Language Shock?

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Fri, Jul 27, 2012 @ 09:02 AM

As an international professional living and working in the United States, one of the first things on your mind is probably your family.

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Topics: Daily Life in the US, Cultural Competence, Cross Cultural Coaching, Expatriate Support

Working in the U.S.? 13 Things You Should Know About Americans

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Thu, Jun 28, 2012 @ 01:28 PM

Would you take a road trip to a new city without a map or directions to know where you are heading?

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Topics: Expatriate Support, Cultural Competence, Cross Cultural Coaching

Adjusting to Life in a New Culture | Intercultural Blog Carnival

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Jun 25, 2012 @ 07:20 AM

Welcome to the Intercultural Blog Carnival, brought to you by English and Culture! We have gathered eight outstanding articles from some of the best professionals in the intercultural field. These articles offer guidance, entertainment and inspiration for your adjustment to life in a new culture. Have you recently moved to the United States or another foreign country for work or education? Are you looking for tips on how you can feel comfortable in your new home, meet new people and understand the new culture? If so, this is the place for you!

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Topics: Daily Life in the US, Cultural Competence, Cross Cultural Coaching, Expatriate Support

The Secret to Relocating Successfully to the United States

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Wed, Jun 13, 2012 @ 10:34 AM

What does it take to relocate successfully from your home country to the United States?

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Topics: Cross Cultural Coaching, Expatriate Support

How Small Steps Can Lead to Big English Goals | Chiara's Story

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Jun 11, 2012 @ 08:18 PM

Today I would like to share with you the story of Chiara, one of our most successful students this year!

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Topics: Advice for English Students, How to Learn English, Expatriate Support

Mumbai to Boston | The Life of an Indian Expat in the U.S.

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Wed, Jun 06, 2012 @ 02:21 PM

Moving to the United States for work can be scary and exciting at the same time! What was the transition like for you?

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Topics: United States Culture, Life in Boston, Expatriate Support

Your Life as an Expat in the U.S. | Are you Limiting Yourself?

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Fri, Jun 01, 2012 @ 08:36 AM

In what ways do you put limits on your life as an expat in the US?

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Topics: Advice for English Students, Cross Cultural Coaching, Expatriate Support

Relocating to the US as an Expatriate? Terrified?

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, May 21, 2012 @ 09:02 PM

Are you terrified about relocating to the US as an expatriate? How will you communicate in English? How will you meet new people and how will you succeed in your new workplace? There are probably many questions like these swirling around in your mind as you pack up your life in your home country and prepare for your assignment in the US. Whether you are relocating abroad by yourself or with your family, it can be a really scary experience! But it can also be a unique and potentially transformative experience! As an expatriate in the US, you have a choice. You can choose to find a community of other international professionals from your country and hide away with them, speak your native language and never really learn anything about the US or about yourself. Or, you can stretch your boundaries, challenge yourself and create a messy but satisyfing life abroad that allows you to grow in ways that you could never grow in your home country. So which path will you choose? If you choose the messy and "inconvenient" path of growth and challenge, you will need to take some risks! That is where today's post can help you. How can you take more risks in your life abroad? Try "going to zero"!

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Topics: Expatriate Support

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