Entries by Rachel Smets

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Challenges of Expats – Summer Interview with Jessica Stazzone Manazza

While supporting ambitious professionals who recently moved abroad, I publish these interviews, revealing personal stories, tips and advice. Arriving in a new country is such a change, and how to feel ‘’at Home’’ can be a challenge.  Or not?  This month I introduce you to Jessica Stazzone Manazza.  Original country: Germany and Italy Expat countries: […]

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Tips to stay motivated anywhere in the world.

Are you truly enjoying your experience abroad and completely happy? You may have days when your motivation is completely lost, your courage is below zero and your self-doubt is sky high. I sure recognize that. Over the past years, in every single country I’ve lived, there are days that I wondered, ‘Did I make the right […]

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9 Tips to Beat Homesickness

It can be difficult adjusting to a new environment and homesickness creeps in. You feel lonely and miss your familiar routine, your family, friends, and neighbourhood. You long for your kitchen with your food and drinks and being able to find your way around automatically. You wish you could just speak your native language.

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How to settle in smoothly abroad.

You found your way to the supermarket without taking unplanned detours. Finally, you begin to recognize your neighborhood and you can find your new house without navigation. Your mailbox has your name on it and it’s all starting to feel familiar. You’re on your way to feel like a local and wish to call this […]

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Interview of the month June 2017

While supporting expats with integration, their confidence and languages, I share these interviews, revealing personal stories, tips and advice. Moving countries is such a change, and how to feel ‘’at Home’’ can be challenging. Let’s see what we can learn from this month’s interviewee. I introduce you to Carmita Prieto Interview with Carmita Prieto Original country: […]

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Interview of the month May 2017

My mission is to inspire people, by speaking and writing, but also by interviewing expats. Living abroad is such a change, which can be fun and scary at the same time. I publish these interviews, revealing personal stories, tips and advices from expats to you. Enjoy  this month’s story from Cristina. Interview with Cristina Original country: Italy […]

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Interview of the month April 2017

While supporting people with integration and languages, I interview expats each month, revealing personal stories, tips and advice.  How is the life of an expat, and how can one feel ‘’at Home’’ abroad. Challenging,  or not? This month I introduce you to Joanne Wyatt.

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Interview of the month January 2017

In my goal to support people moving abroad, I enjoy taking interviews, revealing personal stories and advise. Why do you seek to move abroad? What are the challenges and opportunities you may encounter? This month we are traveling from Mexico, with Yasbenia.

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INTERVIEW OF THE MONTHS JULY- AUGUST 2016

Arriving in a new country is such a change, and how to feel ‘’at Home’’ can be a challenge.  How can you integrate easily? Every month, I interview expats, willing to share their story with you. You will find their personal stories and perspectives about living abroad. This month I introduce you to the American lady, […]

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Interview of the month June

In my goal to support people with integration and languages, I interview expats. Each one reveals personal stories and advise about moving or living abroad.How to feel ‘’at Home’’ can be a challenge. Let me introduce you to Lisa as she shares her experiences abroad. Interview with Lisa Original country: Canada Expat countries: France (Paris […]