Assignments FROM Developing Locations: Latest Survey Results

Lately a lot is being said and written about the growing trend of sending international assignees to developing and emerging countries. In fact, emerging markets have remained a hot topic in the current year, and mobility specialists and relocation managers continue to point to the many challenges in developing destinations: Security issues, appropriateness of compensation packages, […]


Returning Home after Living Abroad? Not as Easy as Expected!

Undoubtedly, expat life can be very exciting. The experiences and challenges of life abroad develop one as a person, teach new skills and enhance capabilities, create new meanings in life, and generally translate into valuable memories, which are worth remembering for many years ahead. Nowadays, the young generation gets involved with a globally mobile lifestyle […]


Relocating Children Abroad: The Myths and the Truths

When thinking about relocations and expatriates’ mobile lifestyle, it has been common to acknowledge related challenges such as cultural shock, adjustment to a new environment, foreign language difficulties, and the slow process of socialization in the host country. Mostly, such discussions concern relocating adults, and when it comes to expatriates’ children, the common assumption is […]


Getting from One Side to the Other: Practical Tips to Survive Transition

One of my latest posts discussed the stages of cross-cultural transitions based on the book ‘Third Culture Kids: Growing up among Worlds’ (2009). Of course, the described stages do not constitute a straightforward pathway through the transition process, as everyone goes through the stages at different pace and in a different pattern. However, everyone still experiences the impact of mobility and challenges of transition, hence I found it worthwhile to summarize some of the survival steps for cross-cultural transitions provided in the book.