Do movies portray reality?
Resources: Notes on Life and Language in the United States
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.
As an international professional living and working in the United States, one of the first things on your mind is probably your family.
Would you take a road trip to a new city without a map or directions to know where you are heading?
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!
What does it take to relocate successfully from your home country to the United States?
Today I would like to share with you the story of Chiara, one of our most successful students this year!
Moving to the United States for work can be scary and exciting at the same time! What was the transition like for you?
In what ways do you put limits on your life as an expat in the US?
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"!
Topics: Expatriate Support