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Turning International, How to Find Happiness and Feel at Home in a New Culture

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In Turning International, psychologist and researcher Catherine Transler presents a comprehensive guide to understanding how to find a new balance after relocating in a new country.
Using cutting-edge discoveries from the fields of psychology and neuroscience, she explores how a move abroad can drastically alter our emotions and social relationships and offers strategies a
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Published August 2012 (first published January 1st 2012)
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Veronique Zancarini
Jan 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Using her profound knowledge in psychology as well as her own experience of expat life, the author has managed to make a thorough summary of possible hurdles an expat (new or not so new) might encounter. Loneliness, making friends, settling in a new country, chronic stress, etc… are indeed quite frequent issues even for the most prepared expat-to-be. Certain chapters of the book are more “hands on” and provide the reader with really useful pointers and tips. Other chapters of the book (that disc ...more
Darcey
Sep 12, 2013 rated it it was ok
A good introduction to the idea of culture shock and settling in, "Turning International" nonetheless is focused significantly on hand-holding and did not have the scope of explaining cross-cultural relocation and interactions for the expat's benefit which I would like to see in such a text. It is a very basic, beginner-level text worth picking up from your library before a move, but not worth purchasing. Such texts should be written not only for the novice expat but the experienced traveller wh ...more
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