ExpatINFO Holland

by John Graham-King   ExpatINFO Holland is a new English-language online resource for the international community in the Netherlands…expat workers, trailing spouses, foreign students, visiting professors, diplomats, love-pats and anyone who may not fully understand the Dutch language.   ExpatINFO Holland’s mission is to provide useful information across the entire Netherlands experience lifecycle, whether that […]

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When is the best time to move with children?

Some couples start their international journey before having children, some already have one or two. Some families move every 2-3 years and stop when their children start high school, others stop earlier. What are the motives for families to stay put in one place? When children are still young and don’t attend school, moving is […]

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About unresolved grief…

Leading an international life is exciting: you get to live in other countries, dive into other cultures and languages, and you have friends in many different places. The world is your oyster. What most people who embark on this kind of journey tend to forget, is that this is only one side of the medal. […]

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What is your (international) village? (part 1)

You’ve probably heard the African saying “it takes a village to raise a child”? I usually extend this to families and say “it takes a village to lead a happy family life”… What is normal and natural for families living in their home country surrounded by extended family, is very difficult for internationals. Finding a […]

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International life and children

Many books, articles and posts give advice about what people can expect when starting an international life as adults.   From an adult point of view, the benefits of a frequently moving lifestyle are the “priceless life experience, unique cultural insights and precious skills“. The excitement of a life full of changes and constant travels […]

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