Living Abroad – Life as an Expat

Living Abroad as an Expat is so many things at once: an adventure, a challenge, a career choice. Packing up and settling down in a foreign country and culture is a big step. Here you will find tips and help to make the most of your time abroad! 

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German-US Dual Citizenship: Process and FAQs

German-US Dual Citizenship: Process and FAQs

German-US Dual Citizenship: Process and FAQs Getting your German-US Dual Citizenship is quite a confusing and time consuming process. Since I just recently went through this process of becoming a German/US Dual Citizen, I wanted to share my personal experience,...

Becoming a US Citizen

Becoming a US Citizen

Becoming a US Citizen So last Friday, I became a US citizen. Finally. After 10 years in the US, first on a student visa, and then, after getting married, the infamous Green Card. The process of becoming a US citizen has been quite interesting and laborious to say the...

How to deal with Culture Shock

How to deal with Culture Shock

How To Deal With Culture Shock According to Wikipedia, culture shock refers to “the anxiety and feelings (of surprise, disorientation, uncertainty, confusion, etc.) felt when people have to operate within a different and unknown culture such as one may encounter in a...

Understanding Culture

Understanding Culture

Understanding Culture Understanding culture isn't easy. If you travel a lot abroad, you are probably are familiar with the feeling of being in an unfamiliar culture. The street signs you can't read, different foods and drinks than at home, weird customs and...

Too Young to Study Abroad?

Too Young to Study Abroad?

Too Young to Study Abroad Kathleen Megan wrote an article in The Hartford Courant this month concerning a case of discrimination in the University of Connecticut. Colin Carlson, a 13 year old prodigy was denied to attend an African ecology course that included a...

Why Learn a Foreign Language?

Why Learn a Foreign Language?

This week's guest blog post was shared by Marie. She is a friend of mine from France, who is currently studying abroad in San Diego. Here are her thoughts on why you should learn a foreign language and her 10 best arguments to do so.  Why Should You Learn a...

Customs in Ecuador

Customs in Ecuador

Customs in Ecuador Are you thinking about moving to Ecuador for work or study abroad in this beautiful country? Sara Mercedes Arevalo Lopez contributed this informational blog post about the culture and Customs in Ecuador to MariaAbroad! Thank you very much!!! Customs...

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