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‚Röstigraben‘ and the ‚Willensnation‘ or how the Swiss master their multilingual country.

What does it mean to live in a multilingual country? Is it a curse or an advantage in our globalized world?  Despite the ‚Röstigraben‘, the mental border between the French- …

The Importance of Historical Heritage

A very interesting article on how the tradition of respectful language of the indigenous populations in Mexico influence the today’s Mexican way of communicating. Moreover, it makes visible the link between …

Home Sweet Home?

While the HSBC’s 2017, Expat Explorer survey reveals the most popular reasons given for relocating to a new country such as ‘to fulfil a sense of adventure’, ‘to increase a …

In Expat Heaven

‘In expat heaven, safety levels are Swiss, leisure options are South African, teachers are Finnish and neighbours are Mexican. In expat hell, safety levels are South African, leisure options are …

How to Develop Multicultural Society?

Proud to have met and participated in the discussion with Bart Somers at the conference ‘Software of the Mind 2.0’ provided by Hofstede Insights, on the 29th of September in Amsterdam. Bart Somers is the mayor …

Challenge: Repatriation

Why repatriation may occur as challenging as expatriation? Many of ‘repatriate’ employees experience a reverse culture shock going back home. Returning to the home country even after only a few …