Every jetsettler knows the truth in Thomas Wolfe’s title, You Can’t Go Home Again. When new horizons challenge and change one’s worldview, it is exhilarating but can also be painful and scary. Even as one makes new connections in new places, the explorer can feel isolated from family and friends in their homeland. My just [...]
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Kyrgyzstan has a history of protests. In 2005, a popular uprising successfully ousted a leader with increasingly authoritarian qualities in what became known as the Tulip Revolution. The world congratulated Kyrgyzstan for taking part in their own fate and demanding a better government. The man that stepped in to fill the void was better [...]
Every week on JetsettlersMag.Com, we feature articles from expats who live all around the world. Throughout the week, you might miss an article, so we take a look back and showcase those articles in our Week-In-Review. Don’t forget, we’re always looking for more expat contributors. If you are an expat who would like to write [...]
Hey! My name is Kate, and I currently live in Lund, Sweden with my sambo (soon to be husband!). I’m originally from East Grand Rapids, Michigan, best known for being the inspiration for the American Pie movies. Besides my day job as a Language Consultant at Orange Box AB in Malmo, Sweden (read: primarily teaching [...]
When you move across the world for a long period of time, inevitably you are going to learn some things both about yourself and about life in general. For example, before I moved to South Korea, I never realized how long a single tube of toothpaste lasts when it’s only you who is using it. [...]
The gift-wrapping service offered by all shops all year round is not unique to the Dominican Republic, but it may well be alien to most expats. This service is considered essential and important. Serious business. In contrast, where I come from if you ask the shop assistant if they will wrap a gift for [...]
Not only must they adjust to their newly found independence, but to a whole new culture as well, for even their home country will be foreign to them in many respects. This comes as quite a shock to students who regularly returned “home” to visit family and friends and thought they knew their passport country [...]