Common expat problems.

Expat problems Dubai Marina

Dubai Marina, UAE.


Becoming (or being) an expatriate (expat) is as exciting as it is frightening. A life in a new place can bring all kinds of new things. From new food and drinks to new habits and rituals. But you can also encounter expat problems. Common problems expats face are loneliness, cultural differences, sorting out health care, cost of living, finding proper schools for children, learning the language and relationship problems. Other, underestimated, expat problems are: running away from your problems at home, bad preparation, and not being able to choose the friends you want. Some expat problems are easier to deal with than others.
 

 
Everyone living abroad has their own expat problems and ways of dealing with them, and of course every place in the world comes with its own difficulties. The expats in Dubai encounter different problems than expats Cape town or expats in Shanghai. But in general all expats have to deal with the same type of expat problems. In this article, I will discuss the most common expat problems and give you some handy tips to make your (new) life easier.

Do you recognize these expat problems and would you like to deal with them? At Barends Psychology Practice counseling for expat problems is offered. Schedule a first, free of charge, appointment straight away: contact us.  (Depending on your health insurance, treatment can be reimbursed).

 
 

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In April 2016, a Telegraph.co.uk interview with Niels Barends, counselor at Barends Psychology Practice, was published about the impact culture shock can have on expats. Expat problems Dubai Marina

Dubai Marina, UAE.


Becoming (or being) an expatriate (expat) is as exciting as it is frightening. A life in a new place can bring all kinds of new things. From new food and drinks to new habits and rituals. But you can also encounter expat problems. Common problems expats face are loneliness, cultural differences, sorting out health care, cost of living, finding proper schools for children, learning the language and relationship problems. Other, underestimated, expat problems are: running away from your problems at home, bad preparation, and not being able to choose the friends you want. Some expat problems are easier to deal with than others.
 

 
Everyone living abroad has their own expat problems and ways of dealing with them, and of course every place in the world comes with its own difficulties. The expats in Dubai encounter different problems than expats Cape town or expats in Shanghai. But in general all expats have to deal with the same type of expat problems. In this article, I will discuss the most common expat problems and give you some handy tips to make your (new) life easier.

Do you recognize these expat problems and would you like to deal with them? At Barends Psychology Practice counseling for expat problems is offered. Schedule a first, free of charge, appointment straight away: contact us. (Depending on your health insurance, treatment can be reimbursed).

 
 

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In April 2016, a Telegraph.co.uk interview with Niels Barends, counselor at Barends Psychology Practice, was published about the impact culture shock can have on expats. Click here to read the whole interview.

For more information about the 5 culture shock stages, please read the following article: culture shock stages. This article tells you everything about each culture shock stage: from common problems to tips and tricks.