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10 Things To Know About Going Home After Living Abroad

10 Things To Know About Going Home After Living Abroad

Going home is hard after you’ve been abroad. Here are 10 things to know about going home after living abroad. Reverse culture shock can be a harsh reality. It’s going to be hard to relate to people at first All of your friends, old and new, back home have been having a completely different set of experience than you for the last year or more. Sure, they’ll want to hear about your time abroad, but after all the cool stories run out, and conversation shifts to the day-to-day, it’s normal for the newly-returned traveler to feel like an alien in their own culture. Who has the time to keep up with the latest TV shows, movies, and pop culture back home while they’re overseas adventuring? You may find yourself connecting with new people, people who share your new perspectives on life and can relate to your experiences. People want to hear about your experiences…but not all the time Your friends, family, and even complete strangers, are going to be fascinated by your time abroad, but their fascination will only last for so long. While you’re still recovering from jet lag and trying to re-accustom yourself to speaking English, your friends […]

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The Quiet Burden Of A Traveler

The Quiet Burden Of A Traveler

Despite all of the romanticism surrounding being a traveler, there’s one terribly heavy burden that travellers take on the moment they leave home to see the world: the fact that they’ll miss out on making memories back home.

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Tips For Repatriating – What You Need To Know

Tips For Repatriating - What You Need To Know

For most ex-pats, there eventually comes a time when the call of home gets too loud to ignore. It might be family and friends that are pulling you back, or a job, or just a sense that it’s time to leave. Whatever the reason, moving home can be as challenging as moving abroad.

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How To Survive Reverse Culture Shock

How To Survive Reverse Culture Shock

We all know what it feels like to walk into a new culture we know nothing about. Almost all of us have experienced culture shock. By the time we return to our home countries, the last thing on our mind is how different things might feel. You may have only been away for a year. Maybe you have been gone for 10 years, but one thing for certain is that it is easier to go to a new country then return to your home country! Here are some thoughts from our staff and teachers on reverse culture shock: “The first thing I noticed when I got home was that everything was expensive. After a year of living in Asia you start to take for granted how much lower the cost of living is. It takes a few weeks to get used to paying five dollars for a loaf of bread and tipping at every restaurant. The second biggest trial was the waste. You quickly become aware how much we westerners waste after spending time abroad. The other tests of the reverse culture shocked traveler, in my case, were readjusting to being around people en masse all the time, and speaking […]

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C. Venter - 2017 - Teaching in China

Thanks to the help and hard work of my recruiter at Reach To Teach, my journey to China was such a smooth and nearly stress free process. I have now been happily living in China for 6 months. Thanks, guys.


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R. Busony - 2017 - An ESL Teacher in Taipei
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Reach to Teach is absolutely the best tool to have going into the teaching industry in Asia. I worked with Carrie Kellenberger when going to Taiwan and she managed to give me more than I asked and did frequent check-ups.

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Anabel Gabriela - 2018 Teacher Testimonial
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They made what would have been a very complicated process easy. I always felt like they really cared about me and I never felt intimidated emailing or calling when I was confused. Highly recommend!


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