culture shock

Are you concerned about culture shock? Some new expats think that it won't affect them. Others make their move, prepared to handle it. In this post, you'll learn about common culture shock factors, the six stages of culture shock, and six ways to handle it. And, most importantly, why culture shock is good for you. The [...]

16 Things to Do on Your Expat Scouting Trip

Expat Hacks, Where to Live

Are you planning on taking a scouting trip before you move? Have you traveled internationally? If not, there will be some new things to get used to. We went on a scouting trip to Margarita Island, Venezuela. It paid off. We decided not to move there. We learned a lot from that trip. The cost of living [...]

Electric Showers: Maybe a Little Culture Shock

Our Perspective

Have you ever seen an electric shower? Culture shock can set in pretty fast the first time you see a shower head with wires sticking out of it! That's what happened to us. I didn't know if I should get in or not. That question was one of the first things that went through my [...]

In this post, I'll share how we helped our daughter deal with culture shock when we moved to Ecuador. Moving abroad is a pretty big undertaking. It’s exciting, exhilarating, fascinating and challenging. We have really enjoyed the experience. Our emotions have run the whole gamut of what would be expected to what just can’t be [...]

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