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Catch this repatriation workshop for children of Foreign Service Professionals (Virginia, US)

Catch this repatriation workshop for children of Foreign Service Professionals (Virginia, US)

This weekend, Maryam Afnan Ahmad, co-author of Slurping Soup and Other Confusions (Summertime Publishing 2012) will be facilitating a creative, interactive workshop for repatriating students of middle school age for the Foreign Service Youth Foundation. The workshop is designed to help repatriating 6–8th graders develop strategies for adjusting to middle school life while connecting with other peers from the FSYF. (Registration details: www.fsyf.org/event-1709718)   Middle School Re-entry Program: Taking Charge! Date: Sunday 24th August Time: 14:00–16:45  Location: Oakwood Falls...

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Reaching milestones…

Reaching milestones…

Elizabeth Vennekens-Kelly, author, business English coach and cross-cultural consultant, was over the moon when sales of Subtle Differences, Big Faux Pas recently hit a milestone of 500. Subtle Differences, Big Faux Pas: Test Your Cultural Competence helps the expat negotiate his/her way through the maze of cultural blunders we all face on relocating – the end goal being to become “culturally competent”. A key strategy behind the book’s success has been its inclusion as a text at a community college as well as in a multinational firm’s relocation packages. “I know 500 is a...

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Read the first chapter of Harvesting Stones for free

Read the first chapter of Harvesting Stones for free

Harvesting Stones: An American woman’s international journey of survival (Summertime Publishing 2013) is Paula Lucas’s story  of her struggle to escape an abusive husband and to protect her three sons from him while stuck abroad. After finally fleeing Dubai in April 1999, Paula made a covenant with God that she would help other American women and children being terrorized in foreign countries.  As a result of her experiences, Paula founded Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center (AODVC). This powerful memoir has been described as “unforgettable”; “terrifying,...

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5 Excellent Finance Books For Expats

5 Excellent Finance Books For Expats

Today we’re thrilled to welcome Aviva Tabachnik to Expat Bookshop. Aviva is an expat and personal finance writer as well as a Partnerships Executive at MyCurrencyTransfer – an OPP award-winning currency comparison site. Recently, she helped launch sister site CurrencyTransfer.com by representing the UK as part of a UKTI trade mission to SXSW, the largest technology show in the USA. Here Aviva recommends her top 5 finance book for expats… “Migrating to another country isn’t usually something people just do on a whim. The process can take months and even years of planning...

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Author Valérie Besanceney on “planting roots” (for now) and other things

Author Valérie Besanceney on “planting roots” (for now) and other things

A little while ago, Valérie Besanceney, author of B at Home: Emma Moves Again, was interviewed on RaisingTCKs.com.  In the interview, Valérie discusses: where home is, or rather, where “sort of home” is – and why she’s decided to “plant some roots”; which TCK-related book gave her “an overwhelming sense of recognition and relief”; her tips on the publishing process – for example: “… it’s important to know that it will take time and that you need to be patient”; and the importance of acknowledging the different emotions of kids during...

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Conference reveals that many International School Nurses feel ill-equipped to support Expat Teens

Conference reveals that many International School Nurses feel ill-equipped to support Expat Teens

A few months ago, Dr. Lisa Pittman and Diana Smit, co authors of Expat Teens Talk, were asked to participate in a conference for International School Nurses in South East Asia. One of the themes of the conference was to learn more about their students, most of whom are ‘Third Culture Kids’.  The conference was held in Singapore, which meant Smit was able to present live with Dr. Pittman co-presenting via Skype. The room held 90 nurses who were “interested, engaged and proved to be a lively and interactive audience”. Questions and conversations led to the discovery that most...

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Books

Iain Ayres, Jump Down Under

Iain Ayres, Jump Down Under

Jump Down Under: Trues Stories of Relocating to Australia Many dream of a life Down Under. After all, who wouldn’t want to exchange a life of grey...

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Jo Parfitt, Release The Book Within

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Trisha Carter & Rachel Yates, Finding Home Abroad

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Book reviews

“The Emotionally Resilient Expat” reminds expat author to choose to be optimistic

“The Emotionally Resilient Expat” reminds expat author to choose to be optimistic

It’s always interesting from both a professional and personal perspective for one expat author to read the work of another. Recently Lindsay de Feliz, author...

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Author Lindsay de Feliz on being courted by a Dominican… and other things

Author Lindsay de Feliz on being courted by a Dominican… and other things

In an article on The Displaced Nation, Lindsay de Feliz’s Dominican Republic based memoir What About...

 
 
Reviews of some of the latest expat books…

Reviews of some of the latest expat books…

Blogger Dounia Bertuccelli recently reviewed The Stress-Free Guide to Studying In The States: A Step-by-Step...

 
 
Five of the best expat books about “the global family”

Five of the best expat books about “the global family”

The latest version (March/April) of Global Living Magazine – “a luxury lifestyle magazine for...

 
 
“A truly remarkable character, and it’s only right that her story is told”

“A truly remarkable character, and it’s only right that her story is told”

Read the full review of Passage to Persia on ExpatArrivals.com here.This is what writer Kim Ciftci...

 
 
Which careers are in your suitcase?

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Jennifer Richardson, author of expat memoir Americashire: A Field Guide to Marriage, has been mulling...

 
 
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Catch this repatriation workshop for children of Foreign Service Professionals (Virginia, US)

On 24 August 2014, Maryam Afnan Ahmad, co-author of “Slurping Soup and Other Confusions” (Summertime Publishing 2012) is facilitating a workshop on repatriation for middle school age children of foreign service professionals.

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Reaching milestones…

Elizabeth Vennekens-Kelly is thrilled to hit 500 sales of “Subtle Differences, Big Faux Pas” (Summertime 2012).

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Read the first chapter of Harvesting Stones for free

Read the first chapter of “Harvesting Stones: An American woman’s international journey of survival” (Summertime Publishing 2013) by Palua Lucas for free!

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5 Excellent Finance Books For Expats

Aviva Tabachnik, expat and personal finance writer as well as a Partnerships Executive at MyCurrencyTransfer, recommends her top 5 finance book for expats…

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Author Valérie Besanceney on “planting roots” (for now) and other things

Valérie Besanceney, author of “B at Home: Emma Moves Again” (Summertime Publishing, 2014), is interviewed on RaisingTCKs.com.

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Conference reveals that many International School Nurses feel ill-equipped to support Expat Teens

In March 2014, Dr. Lisa Pittman and Diana Smit, co authors of “Expat Teens Talk” (Summertime Publishing, 2012) presented on Expat Teens to a conference for International School Nurses in Singapore.

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Moving to Australia? Free preview of Vicky Gray’s “Didgeridoos and Didgeridon’ts”

Get chapter previews of Vicky Gray’s “Didgeridoos and Didgeridon’ts: A Brit’s Guide to Moving Your Life Down Under” (Summertime Publishing 2012).

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Tips for getting in touch with your childhood creativity

Laura J Stephens, author of “An Inconvenient Posting: An Expat Wife’s Memoir of Lost Identity” (Summertime Publishing, 2012) on childhood memories and re-activating childhood creativity.

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Catch Linda A Janssen’s Expats A–Z series

Linda A Janssen, author of “The Emotionally Resilient Expat: Engage, Adapt and Thrive Across Cultures” (Summertime Publishing (2013) introduces her Expats A–Z series.

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“The Emotionally Resilient Expat” reminds expat author to choose to be optimistic

Lindsay de Feliz reviews “The Emotionally Resilient Expat: Engage, Adapt and Thrive Across Cultures” (Summertime Publishing, 2013) by fellow expat author Linda A Janssen.

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