Coming of Age a Long Way from Home

My parents had very different childhoods. My dad grew up as a Third Culture Kid, travelling the world. My mom grew up in the wilds of Oregon, the oldest daughter of a forest ranger. She radically changed her life's trajectory when she went abroad on a university exchange to Croatia in 1970.  By the time they met they both had a deep seated curiosity about the world and…

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Culture Shock and how to deal with it

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Culture Shock and How to Deal with It No matter the distance, you will still experience a cultural shock and the different phases it comes with. We, expats, have all been there, and if you are an expat-to-be, here is what to expect. First of all, cultural shock is not something bad. It’s the transition you make when realizing that the new culture you are experiencing, is a…

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