- Paperback: 228 pages
- Publisher: Stvdio Media; 3 edition (Sept. 20 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9627866180
- ISBN-13: 978-9627866183
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.3 x 20.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 327 g
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,519,145 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Keep Your Life, Family and Career Intact While Living Abroad: What every expat needs to know Paperback – Sep 20 2013
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About the Author
Cathy Tsang-Feign, PhD, is a psychologist and expert in expatriate and cross-cultural psychology, based on decades of experience working with international executives and diplomats and their families around the world. She has practiced in Los Angeles, Atlanta, London and Hong Kong, and is a consultant for multinational companies. She is a former columnist for American in Britain and the South China Morning Post on psychological advice for expatriates.
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Cathy Tsang-Feign’s excellent “Living Abroad: What every expat needs to know” does just that. Using examples inspired by her work as a family therapists, Tsang-Feign prepares readers for all of the potential but rarely discussed pitfalls of packing up your life and moving to a new home abroad for an extended stay.
You won’t find any technical jargon or abstract theories in this book. The author uses a simple spare style that’s easy to read and understand. She illustrates each point with stories of people who have experienced upsets abroad and how they could better deal with their problems.
The book covers a full range of difficulties expatriates could face, from marriage problems, to work stress, to dealing with an overload of visitors. She guides readers through the process of culture shock and even the unexpected trauma of trying to decide when to move back home. But while the book deals with problems, the tone is always positive and helpful.
“Living Abroad: What every expat needs to know” is the kind of book I would recommend to any friend who is preparing for an extended overseas assignment. It might not prevent all the problems they might face, but it would make those problems easier to deal with.
Living Abroad: What every expat needs to know
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As an expatriate of 28 years in Hong Kong and Malaysia I can identify closely with many of the pitfalls… especially now that I have returned to Australia where I had reverse culture shock. As I read through I kept on picturing particular people I have known in Asia and how they really do encounter divorce, homesickness, loneliness, profligate spending, having affairs and wallowing in the luxury lifestyle of an expat -- a lifestyle that won’t be available when they return home. This book, well-written and easy to read will make all the difference to people moving to a new country and to those who are returning home after many years abroad.
There is an even greater depth to the book because many of the issues are life issues and apply to anyone, anywhere. Though for the about-to-be or entrenched expat, this book provides the right mix of life tales and professional insights to make it an essential read.