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  • Genre:TRAVEL
  • SubGenre:General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:274
  • eBook ISBN:9780980823622

Expat Women: Confessions

50 Answers to Your Real-Life Questions About Living Abroad

by Andrea Martins and Victoria Hepworth

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Overview
If you have ever wondered what it is like to live abroad, work abroad or accompany your working partner abroad, this book is for you. If you are already living the expat life but have mixed emotions about settling in, rebuilding your identity, relationship changes, successfully managing your money and career, raising children far from home or repatriating, this book is also for you. In Expat Women: Confessions - 50 Answers to Your Real-Life Questions about Living Abroad, experienced expats Andrea Martins and Victoria Hepworth share a wealth of wisdom and positive tips to motivate you at every stage of your expat journey. They cover popular topics like leaving family back home, transitioning quickly, intercultural relationships, parenting bilingual children and work-life balance. They also address more difficult issues such as expat infidelity, divorce, alcoholism and reverse culture shock. This unique book is the perfect addition to every expat bookshelf.
Description
If you have ever wondered what it is like to live abroad, work abroad or accompany your working partner abroad, this book is for you. If you are already living the expat life but have mixed emotions about settling in, rebuilding your identity, relationship changes, successfully managing your money and career, raising children far from home or repatriating, this book is also for you. In Expat Women: Confessions - 50 Answers to Your Real-Life Questions about Living Abroad, experienced expats Andrea Martins and Victoria Hepworth share a wealth of wisdom and positive tips to motivate you at every stage of your expat journey. They cover popular topics like leaving family back home, transitioning quickly, intercultural relationships, parenting bilingual children and work-life balance. They also address more difficult issues such as expat infidelity, divorce, alcoholism and reverse culture shock. This unique book is the perfect addition to every expat bookshelf.
About the author
ANDREA MARTINS: Since ExpatWomen.com's inception in March 2006, Andrea Martins has dedicated her work life to building Expat Women into the treasure chest of information and inspiration that it is today for so many women around the world. She has networked with and learned from countless peers and mentors in the global mobility industry and she has answered thousands of emails from members, website visitors, peers and clients about a whole range of issues related to living abroad. Representing ExpatWomen.com, Andrea has been a guest presenter to internationally minded audiences in Houston, Washington, Mexico City, Amsterdam, The Hague, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Marrakech. Andrea's professional background includes coordinating large networks in two major government organizations in Australia; working in the Australian embassy in Jakarta; and working as an executive headhunter in an international HR consulting firm in Jakarta. Andrea has a bachelor of arts from the University of Queensland, Australia, and a postgraduate diploma in electronic commerce from La Trobe University, Australia. Andrea is an Australian who has lived in Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and near the beautiful beaches of the Sunshine Coast. Her experience as an expatriate comes from three years in Jakarta, Indonesia; four years in Mexico City, Mexico; and two years in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with her French-born, Portuguese-Australian husband and two children. VICTORIA HEPWORTH: Victoria is originally from New Zealand and has been living the expatriate life since 1996. So far she has lived in Miyazaki, Japan; Shanghai, China; St Petersburg, Russia; Gothenburg, Sweden; Mumbai, India and is currently located in Dubai with her English husband and two young daughters. She has always been an active member in the various expatriate communities she has lived in, setting up support groups (LifeLine Shanghai), business networks (Professional Women's Group Gothenburg) and working online with various global expatriate support initiatives. Victoria has an educational background in Human Resources and a post graduate degree in Psychology. She has worked on expatriate support issues with individuals and across the corporate and non-profit sectors. This, coupled with her own experience as an independent expatriate in her own right, then as the 'trailing spouse' and most recently as a full time mum, has given her first-hand knowledge and extensive insight into the trials and tribulations faced by expatriates, especially the accompanying spouse and family.
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