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Why Should Expat Spouses Volunteer?


Voluntarism could be crucial for expats, but most importantly, for expat spouses that tend to have more time at their disposal and that are constantly searching to take on fruitful activities. Volunteering can indeed translate into great opportunities for those living abroad.   By devoting time to charitable organizations, expat spouses get the opportunity to

Micaela Gets Interviewed for Experts’ Publication


Gary Thomas, CEO of assist International Human Resources, interviewed Micaela Flores-Araoz for a soon-to-be-released book called assist International Experteninterviews.   Gary Thomas: Micaela, how did you become an expat trainer and coach? Micaela Flores-Araoz: Being an expat spouse, I found it difficult to advance my initial career, moving constantly from country to country and having

Cultural Training: A Win-Win Situation


In today’s globalized world where relocation and international assignments are very common, cultural training takes on a crucial role. Indeed it is not an exaggeration to say that cross-cultural preparation could make or break the expatriation journey. It constitutes a win-win situation for both the expatriate and the sponsor company.   For the sponsor company,

The Positive Side of Being an Expat Spouse


Much has been said and written about the struggles that a typical expat spouse faces during the expatriation assignment.   Indeed, they most likely take the hardest part of the process, having to quit their job or to interrupt their professional advancement as well as leave friends and family at home in order to follow