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Living Abroad Successfully: Arrive, adjust, settle in & feel at 'Home'.

Rachel Smets, Trainer, TEDx Speaker & Author

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6 Videos (24m)
    • Intro

    • Upon Arrival: first things first!

    • How you settle in smoothly

    • Cruising the 4 stages of adjustment

    • Become Culturally Competent

    • Conclusion and Project


About This Class

Living Abroad Successfully: How to adjust, admire, settle in & feel at home.

Have you decided to live abroad? Where would you go? What would you do once you got there? Whether your dream is to escape your current life, become a digital nomad, explore new career paths or just enjoy life elsewhere, this course is for you.

Living Abroad can be either an amazing experience for your to enjoy, or a real disaster. To avoid the pitfalls, this course is designed to take you through every step of your journey. Regardless of your reason to move, you will learn about everything there is to consider. So, all you need to do is apply the knowledge to your own situation.

I've been living and working abroad in various countries, for many years and experienced a good mix of different jobs, apartments, food, relationships, languages and cultures. This course is designed through a combination of own experiences, research, numerous expat interviews and the book I wrote.

This class is Part 3 in a series of 3:

Part 1:  Is this your destiny? 

Part 2: All the ingredients you need to plan. Then, GO!

Part 3:   How to admire, adjust, settle in & feel at home.

  • In this Part 3, you will learn to:
    •   Know what to do upon arrival
    •   Adjust to your new environment and the new people
    •   Recognize and learn about cultural differences
    •   Understand the 4 stages of adjustment
    •   Find a routine that makes you comfortable and happy
    •   Make successful decisions while on your new journey 
    •   Integrate into a new culture and avoid homesickness 
    •   Find your routines abroad
    •   Settle in smoothly    
    •   Enjoy your new ''Home''

You will be able to feel at 'Home' and enjoy wherever you are in the world.

Experience moving abroad:

Moving abroad is a journey full of opportunities and challenges that will strengthen you as a person, often unconsciously. You become more flexible, more  adaptable to various situations, your intercultural knowledge will expand, and with every new interaction, you’ll build new relationships. The amount of confidence you gain can be incredible and will provide you with extra benefits to all areas of life.

Target Audience:

This course is for anybody over 18 years old who wishes to go abroad for more than just a few weeks holiday.

Whether you’re single or married, with children or without. Maybe you’re employed and being sent abroad by your organization, or maybe you’ve decided you need a change and want to move on your own. You can be a student, a volunteer, or someone dreaming of finding a job abroad.


Have fun, smile, and just GO!



5 of 5 students recommendSee All

Great tips and advice for smoothly adapting to life abroad. There are definitely things I would not have thought of, so this is a very useful class for anyone moving or thinking of moving abroad.
Suki Lopi

Artist, surface pattern designer

I find this topic interesting; maybe some day in somewhere else? Lot of useful information for adjusting new home country!
Jarmo Tikka

Teacher, Designer, Carpenter, Artist

Great class! Rachel has some great tips on how to adjust at living in a new country.
Daniela Usurelu ⚘

Self-taught graphic & pattern designer





Rachel Smets

Trainer, TEDx Speaker & Author

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