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Expat & Partner Guide

Expat & Partner Guide

bookstore-expat-partner-guide-engThe full colour guide brings together the best of seven years of Global Connection’s publishing. It is a response to numerous requests by its members for back copies of Global Connection Magazine’s themed articles. Older articles have been updated to reflect recent trends, and other topics not previously covered in the magazine have been added to make the collection complete.

The book’s 300-plus pages provide in-depth information and advice on everything from mobility trends, dual careers, finance, health, safety issues and preparing for the move abroad, to dealing with culture shock, expat partners’ work, voluntary work, study, expat kids related subjects and repatriation. Internationally renowned experts shine their light on all these matters. Their advice is backed up by clearly presented results of ground breaking research studies on expat related issues. The 34 chapters are peppered with personal accounts from experienced expats and their partners. Their honest, sometimes moving stories make this invaluable guide a lively read.

Full colour publication, available in both English and the Dutch edition. Available at member and quantity discount rate. For these discounts, please go to Global Connection Webshop.

ISBN English: 978-90-816891-2-0
ISBN Dutch: 978-90-816891-1-3

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Expat & Travel Stories

Expat & Travel Stories

bookstore-expat-travel-stories-engExpat & Travel Stories – Bat stew, murder as an error of youth, sponsoring a villa that charges by the hour, and much moreFlying with a local blacklisted airline in the hands of drunken ex-Yugoslavian suicide pilots while holding a cool box on your lap, all to collect a few kilos of fresh chicken. Celebrating Valentine’s Day with some local plastic roses. The offer of a very special ‘blanket’ to get through the night. An intoxicated gardener who sells the coconuts off your trees without your knowledge. Encounters with new friends who will never meet again, but who will never forget one another either.

Expats and other frequent travellers are an infinite source of amazing, hilarious, poignant and even horrifying stories and anecdotes. This book contains hundreds of accounts collected. You couldn’t ever make these up, but you don’t need to – because all these stories are a slice of life when you go travelling and settle abroad.

This book crosses borders in more ways than one. Read, laugh and shudder!

Available in English and Dutch edition. Available at member and quantity discount rate. For these discounts go to Global Connection Webshop.

ISBN English: 978-90-811751-9-7
ISBN Dutch: 978-90-811751-8-0

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Expat Kids

Expat Kids

bookstore-expat-kids-engThis special answers these and numerous other questions about Third Culture Kids (TCKs). Expat parents, or those preparing to be, will find a wealth of information and practical tips. Find out how you can enjoy the positive sides of expat life, together with your children. Get an insight into what might be going through your child’s mind during the not-so-great times, and how you can best support them in these situations.

A selection of sometimes hilarious, sometimes moving statements made by young and adult expats may strike a familiar chord, helping you and your family to integrate into your life in a different country. As with many of the expat parents children who were interviewed for this special, your first reaction may well be, “This is about us, about me.”

Available in both the English and the Dutch language. Available at member and quantity discount rate. For these discounts go to Global Connection Webshop.

ISBN English: 978-90-811751-3-5
ISBN Dutch: 978-90-811751-2-8

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On the Move

On the Move

bookstore-on-the-move-engA move is one of the top-three causes of great stress. There is so much to do, so much to arrange, so much to go wrong. Nonetheless, the start of your (next) expat adventure need not be nerve-wracking. Good planning and preparation will help you avoid a lot of stress.

This special will help you achieve that. It is packed with information and valuable tips, provided by experienced movers and relocation specialists. And, of course, by Global Connection members: experts by experience, who have been through this process many times.

Available in both the English and the Dutch language Available at member and quantity discount rate. For these discounts go to Global Connection Webshop.

ISBN English: 978-90-811751-6-6
ISBN Dutch: : 978-90-811751-7-3

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Repats

Repats

bookstore-repats-engRepatriation is perhaps the hardest posting, according to many experts. The reason for this is that many expats underestimate what it means to come home after many years abroad. They prepare themselves thoroughly for assignments to foreign countries, but think there’s nothing to learn about the return to their own country.

Nearly all expats ultimately repatriate, with all of the joy, as well as the disappointment, that goes with it. This disappointment may be prevented, to a great extent, if they realise beforehand that there is more to repatriation than simply getting on a plane back home. In this special, current and future repats will find all of the information they need to ensure that their homecoming is every bit as wonderful as they expect.

Available in both the English and the Dutch language. Available at member and quantity discount rate. For these discounts go to Global Connection Webshop.

ISBN English: 978-90-811-7514-2
ISBN Dutch: : 978-90-811-7515-9

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