Tag Archives: Expats
Posted on28. Apr, 2010 by Marie M..
According to Gary Wederspahn, culture is the shared set of assumptions, values, and beliefs of a group of people by which they organize their common life. In our world we can distinguish lot of cultures because of the number of countries for example, but also we can see some scales in these ‘country cultures’. When [...]
Posted on27. Apr, 2010 by Maria P..
Two European countries with a common border. How different can they be? After having lived many years in both, even though the cultural differences are not shocking, there are some disparities in the daily life. I have always lived in the Spanish Basque Country, although at the age of sixteen I lived for 2 years in [...]
Posted on29. Mar, 2010 by Maria P..
As a Spanish citizen that has spent 10 months living in the USA, I am going to develop the similarities and differences of life in Spain and in the United States. First of all, Spain has a national official language Spanish, while the United States does not have any official language even though the most [...]
Posted on20. Mar, 2010 by MariaAbroad.
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 Ecuadorian Customs and Culture to Maria Abroad! Thank you very much!!! ECUADORIAN CUSTOMS AND MANNERS Every country has its specific costumes and manners. When you come to Ecuador, it [...]
Posted on07. Nov, 2009 by MariaAbroad.
Adapting to a new culture is not easy. When you move abroad, especially when the culture is very different from your own, you will be frustrated. The best thing about living abroad and adapting to a new culture is what you make of it! It can be the best experience of your lifetime, or it [...]
Posted on07. May, 2009 by MariaAbroad.
The Expat-Blog is a great directory of blogs from and for expats. You can even search for your fellow countrymen and -women in your neighbourhood and read their specific advice on living in this area. This is great, especially for planning stages of going abroad and in case you do not speak the local language. [...]