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The Expert Expat: Your Guide to Successful Relocation Abroad [Paperback]

Melissa Brayer Hess , Patricia Linderman
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Oct. 1 2007
The Expert Expat: Your Guide to Successful Relocation Abroad draws personal stories directly from the authors’ years of experience abroad, giving readers practical advice and encouragement. With support ever-present in the writing of Melissa Brayer Hess and Patricia Linderman, those moving overseas will find the process more manageable.

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"The Expert Expat can help simplify, untangle and enrich what will be one of the greatest experiences of your life!" From the Foreword by Alma Powell, wife of former US Secretary of State Colin Powell "Even more comprehensive than the first edition! Readers will benefit from the newly expanded chapters, especially the one exploring the challenges fo relocating third culture kids. The authors offer terrific advanice on raising global nomads in the 21st Century." Robin Pascoe, author of Raising Global Nomads "Moving abroad to live and work with family in tow is not easy, even when you have done it several times before. Linderman and Hess have covered all corners in this newly updated and expanded edition of The Expert Expat, which now includes invaluable information on safety and security and advice on moving with children that is bang up to the minute" Jo Parfitt, author, writer and speaking specialising in expatriate living"

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Melissa Brayer Hess is the Deputy Director of Crisis Management Training at the Foreign Institute Leadership and Management School. Patricia Linderman is Editor in Chief of Tales from a Small Planet, a wesite for English-speaking expats around the world,

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When you're moving overseas for the first time, what you want is advice, support, and perhaps more than anything else, the reassuring voice of reason. That's just what this comprehensive guidebook provides, which is what makes it such a boon to first-time and even experienced expatriates. The authors, both experienced expatriates themselves, offer refreshing reading on almost every imaginable topic pertaining to moving and living abroad: preparation, arrival, learning a foreign language, culture shock, moving children, moving pets, health care, and a special section for accompanying spouses. Full of down-to-earth advice spiced up with personal anecdotes, this book belongs on the bookshelf of anyone who's moving, living, or even considering a move abroad.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Packed with Knowledge! Jan. 21 2003
Melissa Brayer Hess and Patricia Linderman's indispensable book covers all the practical aspects of adjusting to life in a foreign country. They pay particular attention to factors that can help or hinder an expatriot's adjustment. Every chapter includes short, personal sidebars recounting the experiences of those who've lived and worked abroad, an addition which brings the book to life with insightful, useful and often hilarious detail. We from getAbstract recommend this book to anyone who is considering relocation to another country. To be at home anywhere on the globe, supplement it with a couple of books about the specific country where you are going. Pay attention to the advice about planning ahead, then get your shots, tuck your passport in your pocket and head for the airport. (Don't forget to pack this book; you may need it for re-entry.)
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So you got that dream job.... London, Tokyo, New Delhi, Pretoria? When you get there, you discover that you're "Not in Kansas any more." Trust me, I have done it five times, a move abroad is not like moving across the state or across the country. Suddenly you are far fom home, far from the people and things you know and love, and everything seems to work just a little bit differently. And if you think it is bad for you, just ask your spouse and kids....
Nevermind, Linderman and Hess do a great job of helping you with all the concerns that you might have in your move. This book sets forth the good, the bad, the ugly, and the funny in an international move. Even if you are lucky enough to have a corporate move-planner to assist you, this book is a gem to help you get ready psychologically for the move and what comes afterwards.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Buy 2 copies of Expert Expatriate May 5 2002
Save yourself the trouble of placing a second order and get 2 copies to begin with. You'll want one for yourself and inevitably you'll meet up with someone who you want to give a copy. This book is very readable and full of tips and practical advice for preparing for a relocation...and for coping once you arrive. Especially for first time expats, the authors will help you anticipate (and deal with) many of the challenges that could otherwise throw most of us for a loop. Alot is common sense advice but when you are faced with the many decisions involved in an international move, clearly writtten common sense advice helps. Living overseas can be fabulous if you don't get overwhelmed. The Hess-Linderman book will help you get settled and also help the new friends that you will be meeting - take an extra copy with you to give away.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must-have on any expatriate's bookshelf April 2 2002
A must-have on the bookshelf of any future or current expatriate. With wisdom, insight, experience, and brimming with optimism, it covers all the bases from the practical to the emotional of moving and thriving abroad. You can't go wrong as this "Dr. Spock for Expatriates" steers you through all the important decisions you will need to make and helps you consider things you might otherwise neglect. I especially liked the sections on children, culture shock, and spouses. One feature of this book that I particularly enjoyed was that it was loaded with relevant anecdotes from expatriates from all over the world living in all sorts of countries.
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