Greetings from Abroadland: Experiences of Family Life Abroad

Greetings from Abroadland: Experiences of Family Life Abroad

by Helena Jalanka


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When I, my husband and our two-year-old child moved abroad, it was only supposed to be for six months. Seven years later, and one family member more, we’re still here! I know. I know. It’s a common story among people who move countries: the journey can take you and it can shape you. The ride is bumpy but mighty. If you’re joining us, remember to pack your bags with curiosity and humour!

My family has lived in Finland, Australia, Singapore and Switzerland. This book shares our experiences and adds to them some wise words from intercultural experts on the big issues: moving; adapting; language; weather; education; home and visiting family and friends in the native country. Each chapter is a fun and useful mix of cartoons, tips and stories. This may seem like a rollercoaster but it’s real life to us and many others abroad. Hop on board!

With 70 survive and thrive tips and 35 real-life cartoons.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781999732363
Publisher: Springtime Books
Publication date: 11/22/2018
Pages: 92
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Helena Jalanka is a creative designer who comes from Finland and now lives in Switzerland with her husband and their two children. Previously the family lived in Australia and Singapore. Helena's background is in digital media design and lately she has been focusing on visual storytelling. Helena has a Master's in Art and Design, a Bachelor's in Communications and she has also been studying social psychology, one of her many interests.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Where are we going? Where are we from? Where are we now? What are we trying to say? How's the weather? How's school and day care? How was your trip back home? What is home? Where is home? Resources and further reading.

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