Charlottesville

Charlottesville

As an American expat living abroad, I’m seeing things in my home nation that can not be ignored or simply swept under a rug and this disturbs me. It’s true that, because of my long stay overseas, I probably have become desensitized to many of the local issues my family and friends are going through back home. This may simply be one of the reasons why they feel that I am unable to comprehend the tensions they have to live with daily.

Should Expats Get Involved in the Politics or Civil Matters of a Host Nation?

Should Expats Get Involved in the Politics or Civil Matters of a Host Nation?

I would like to directly ask many fellow expats living and working in their adopted nation. Do you feel it’s your responsibility or right to get involved in the local politics or civil matters of your host nation? Let’s be clear that I’m pointing this question primarily to expats that don’t have citizenship in their host nation in ANY form.  

The Benefits Of Raising Bilingual Children

The Benefits Of Raising Bilingual Children

What are some of the benefits of helping a child develop bilingual language skills? What in the world is a bilingual anyway? Research has shown that children who are raised in a bilingual environment develop a communication advance far beyond monolinguals children.  Bilingual children learn the cross-culture meaning and usages of words based on the cultural roots of a language... and there's more...

Fear: The Main Ingredient in Cultural Intolerance

Fear: The Main Ingredient in Cultural Intolerance

Global events displayed daily on our televisions, read in newspapers and on-line causes us to develop a pessimistic view of the world. The large numbers of innocent people suffering and dying for causes they may not even care about or understand casts a negative view of the world that is being passed on to our children and future generations. This, in turn, is causing them  to become suspicious, lose faith, feel insecure and, in the end, hopeless about their future.