Post Tagged with: "expat"

Being Shot Doesn’t Hurt….Much

Being Shot Doesn’t Hurt….Much

[pullquote align=”left”]I always thought I knew what it was like to be shot.[/pullquote]I had seen enough films. You would look terrified when the bad guys pointed a gun at you, and then you would plead with them not to shoot you. Ignoring you totally, they would smile with an evil grin and shoot. You would […]

read more

Adventures in Micro-Finance

Adventures in Micro-Finance

[pullquote align=”left”]Every year for Tabaski, families gather to celebrate when Abraham offered to sacrifice his son to God in a show of devotion. [/pullquote]In West Africa, families slaughter a ram in celebration; the larger the ram, the better. Around Tabaski season, rams line the roads in herds that easily number in the hundreds, often guarded […]

read more

7 Questions: Kelly from Saskatchewan

7 Questions: Kelly from Saskatchewan

Hi! I’m Kelly Sandor-Yang and I live and work in small-town China as an oral English teacher. I spend my free time watching movies with my husband, trying to find clothes and shoes that fit that are not covered in bedazzled cartoon characters, deciphering Chinglish signs, being stared at, and blogging about all the strange […]

read more

The Colmado in the Dominican Republic

The Colmado in the Dominican Republic

[pullquote align=”left”]Colmado in Spanish literally means full to the brim and is the word used here in the Dominican Republic for the equivalent of a corner shop or a 7-Eleven.[/pullquote] They are everywhere, and on my street alone, there are seven or eight. Some are tiny, no more than a little shack, and some are […]

read more

One Year On — Things I Wish I’d Known When I Moved to Prague

One Year On — Things I Wish I’d Known When I Moved to Prague

[pullquote align=”left”]I recently celebrated the year anniversary of my move to Prague.[/pullquote] Whilst still relatively ‘green’ in Prague-expat terms, I have now been here long enough to be ashamed of my limited Czech,  to understand how trams work (all you need to know is that prístí zastávka means “next stop”), and to pass on some […]

read more

Preparing Your Global Nomad for Transition to University

Preparing Your Global Nomad for Transition to University

[pullquote align=”left”]For students who have been living outside their home countries, the transition for college/university is a double adjustment.[/pullquote]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 […]

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
read more