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Category: Intercultural Mind

ChangeXperience - Erika Bezzo - Brexit: how do expats live in London?

Brexit: how do expats live in London?

For the past 3 years now, the Brexit issue is ever-present in the political chronicles. All expats follow its ups and downs with great interest, but expats in the United Kingdom experience it with a special degree of concern and apprehension.

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ChangeXperience - Erika Bezzo - New Year’s resolutions and self-efficacy

New year’s resolutions die at the end of January

We are at the end of January so how have the new year’s resolutions ended up after the holidays? Now back with a fair old load and good will, you had committed yourself to learning the language of the country where you live better, go on a diet, practice physical activity on a regular basis, take up that project once again that you have kept stowed away in a drawer for years and you know that the time has come to do it...

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ChangeXperience - Erika Bezzo - What is cultural intelligence?

What is cultural intelligence?

There is no single definition of cultural intelligence but, to begin, I suggest one that may be useful when it comes to introducing the concept: "Cultural intelligence is the ability to adopt a series of behaviour patterns that use capacities (e.g., linguistic or interpersonal) and qualities (e.g., tolerance or flexibility) given out in the right doses, with regard to the cultural values and values of the people with whom we interact".

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ChangeXperience - Erika Bezzo - The expat’s feeling of guilt

The expat’s feeling of guilt

When you decide to move, to leave your country, your most beloved family and your friends, one of the first things that you keep in your suitcase is a feeling of guilt. Although you are sure of the affection that you feel for the people you are leaving behind in your home country, you inevitably ask yourself if leaving your country is a sign of carelessness or indifference towards those who matter to you, if what it really means is that you have chosen for your own good, without thinking of others. Because feelings of guilt seep in, prospering in insecurity and in doubt.

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ChangeXperience - Erika Bezzo - Is divorce more common among expat couples?

Is divorce more common among expat couples?

Embarking on a new venture abroad means that the couple and all the members of the family have to deal with considerable changes. Prior to the move, couples tend to focus on matters such as searching for living accommodation, school for the children, medical insurance, and generally they completely forget about the key challenges regarding the couple’s relationship, which will inevitably undergo a transformation. An experience abroad can reinforce consolidated relations even more, or it can add more stress to relations complicated in themselves.

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