How to stay close to grandparents when you’re far apart?

(Note: I use the term grandparents here but it's representative of all distance relations, anyone that wants to stay close to the children living abroad and build & maintain connections with them.)Do you miss visiting your family as much as I do? Do you feel the intense pain and grief of not being able to give your dad a hug? Of missing the anticipation and joy of going…

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Culture Shock smacked me in the face!

Italy - on my own Culture Shock smacked me in the face! There I was, 18 years old, with my life ahead of me! My bags were packed ready to set out on a new adventure! This time the destination was Italy to start my college experience with fellow international students in a beautiful campus above the rolling hills of Florence! This was going to be amazing! I…

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