The gift of multilingualism (article in Among Worlds)

When Marilyn Gardner asked me to write an article for the September 2019 issue of Among Worlds, Communication: our languages and lexicons I couldn’t resist writing about the gift of multilingualism. I am very honored to see my article published in this magazine dedicated to so many important topics for internationals! – Thank you, Marilyn […]

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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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Moving on, relocating and staying behind…

When international families are preparing for their next move, they often only get a few months or weeks to get everything done. When they leave the place they called home for the last few months or years and conquer new frontiers, they have a lot on their plate and they are on a real rollercoaster […]

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What contributes to a successful expatriation (part 2)

  In the study mentioned in What contributes to a successful expatriation (part 1), employees were asked about the types of support they received during and after their assignment in areas such as language training, job skills training, cultural training, and repatriation. Most of the subjects answered that they didn’t get any support in these […]

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