Confessions: I’m Nervous About Going Home
Living abroad for an extended amount of time can make visits ‘home’ complicated. Today Dani’s getting real about her mixed emotions over returning to Chicago for a summer after nearly four years spent in Spain.
What is “Home?”
For those of us who live abroad, move often, and/or are nomadic it can be very difficult to pinpoint where and what ‘home’ is. Thankfully, with some help from our friends, we’re getting a little closer to our own definition.
Becoming Friends Through Study Abroad: A Guest Post
Have you ever wondered about how people make good friends while studying abroad? Today we have guest writer Caroline ZuHone sharing her story with good friend a co-writer Lexa from the blog Sippin’ Sangria.
How Travel is a Secret Weapon in the Real World
If you ever wonder if traveling can impact your ‘real life,’ look no further. Our guest writers from Sippin’ Sangria are giving us their top tips for how to use your travel experience in the real world.
A Letter to Myself Before I Moved Abroad (Dani)
In this letter to a former self, Dani delves into what she would tell the person she was before she moved abroad and it got her thinking deeply about who she is vs. how she’s defined herself over the years.
Managing Reverse Culture Shock
It’s not uncommon to feel frustration and resistance to your own culture upon returning home after a long time abroad. For those of you dealing with reverse culture shock, we’ve got some tips and personal insights to share.
Introduction to Reverse Culture Shock
As if leaving your wonderful new “home” abroad isn’t bad enough, returning home after studying/teaching/living abroad could mean that reverse culture shock is right around the corner. Be sure to check out this article in order to prepare yourself for what that may mean.
If you're about to head home or have recently arrived, you may be having some strange feelings about your return and re-integration into your circles. Not to worry—we've got some insight to help you through it!