expat life, Raising Global Children, TCK Life, The Transition Suitcase

Kids and the 4 Stages of Transition

Transition is the only constant in life. Ever since we are born we have to deal with changes that somehow shape our personality. Nowadays, moving overseas is commonly found and encouraged by cross-cultural trainers, families and employers. The Global Expatriates Forecast for the Worldwide Market Report stated that there are roughly 58 million expats worldwide… Sigue leyendo Kids and the 4 Stages of Transition

Raising Global Children, TCK Life

Self-Reflections of my Son Eddie about his Life as a Latino TCK

Being a TCK (Third Culture Kid) can be quite the confusing experience, for others and myself. Especially in school, the name Eduardo Alejandro Garcia in Germany stands out amongst a sea of “Tims” and “Florians”. Most people immediately assume I’m from Spain and I have to clarify that I’m actually Venezuelan. Of course I also… Sigue leyendo Self-Reflections of my Son Eddie about his Life as a Latino TCK

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FOCUS: Descubre tu Perfil de Emigrante

¿Te has preguntado alguna vez si posees las característica necesarias para emigrar? ¿Has tomado nota de esas habilidades que te ayudarán a transitar el camino migratorio de forma satisfactoria? ¿Y qué me dices de los aspectos de tu personalidad que quizás entorpezcan el proceso? Te aseguro que te he hecho pensar. Es que en el… Sigue leyendo FOCUS: Descubre tu Perfil de Emigrante

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Reflections of an expat on Global Issues

Due to the latest events presented by the media around the world and the loads of nasty comments on media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram regarding human rights, immigration policies, refugees and globalization, I have felt the strong need to give my opinion and stand up to the intolerance of many. However, I encounter… Sigue leyendo Reflections of an expat on Global Issues

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Mi duelo en la distancia

... Y no me dio tiempo de llegar.  Tres semanas han pasado desde que mi madre murió y finalmente siento la necesidad de poner por escrito lo que mi mente y mi corazón sienten. No es tarea fácil pues a veces no siento nada, como si los días pasaran sin recordar que mi madre ya… Sigue leyendo Mi duelo en la distancia

Raising Global Children

Raising Children Abroad

Very often I'm asked about my children and their integration process here in our host country. As I always explain, moving to Germany has been one of the greatest experiences we could've ever had, so many opened doors, so many chances to expose our kids to other cultures and languages... simply put: PRICELESS. Although we… Sigue leyendo Raising Children Abroad