Survival tips for new expats

“Staying inside feeling like you may as well be on Mars is only going to make you feel more isolated. Each day you’ll gain the courage to explore that little bit further.”

Arriving somewhere new is always daunting. But if you not only don’t speak the language, you can’t even recognise the letters, how do you cope? Especially if home is a hotel and you’ve got a three-year-old daughter to entertain?

Here, fellow Expat Focus columnist Nicole Webb shared her strategy. Do you agree?


The Expat Partner’s Survival Guide

From how to organise an overseas move to what to do in the event of an earthquake, the Expat Partner’s Survival Guide is a light-hearted yet in-depth guide for anyone accompanying their partner on an overseas assignment. To find out more about the book, please visit my About the Book Page.

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