Getting Settled in Your New Home

Settling In and Thriving as an Expat: A Comprehensive Guide to Post-Arrival Integration 

Arriving in a new country as an expat marks an exciting chapter in your life. While the initial excitement is palpable, adapting to a new culture, navigating unfamiliar customs, and building a social circle can pose challenges. This comprehensive course equips you with the strategies and resources to successfully integrate into your new home as an expat, fostering meaningful connections and thriving in your adopted community. 

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Expat himself – Dr. Wells’ insight is a tremendous guide

The information Dr. Wells provides is very helpful and informative. Being an expat himself, his firsthand experience and knowledge is super beneficial. I look forward to hearing more from him! I have known Dr. Wells for many years and have seen and heard what roadblocks and challenges he has had (and continues to have) to jump over, go through and stumble through!! Therefore, his insight is a tremendous guide for future expats.

Sharon B.

World Traveler and Future Expat

First, we’ll explore the art of making friends as an expat, providing you with practical tips and techniques to build connections beyond your initial expat circle. You’ll learn how to leverage local resources, such as expat communities, cultural events, and shared interests, to expand your social network and find like-minded individuals. Additionally, we’ll discuss strategies for overcoming language barriers, cultural differences, and initial shyness to establish genuine friendships. 

Next, we’ll guide you through the process of finding and connecting with existing expat communities in your new location. These communities provide invaluable support, offering insights into local customs, navigating daily life, and accessing essential resources. You’ll learn how to identify relevant expat groups, both online and offline, based on your interests, background, and professional affiliations. 

Finally, we’ll equip you with the tools to identify and avoid bad advice, a common pitfall for expats navigating a new environment. You’ll learn how to discern reliable sources of information from misleading or outdated advice, ensuring that you make informed decisions based on accurate and up-to-date knowledge. Additionally, we’ll emphasize the importance of seeking guidance from experienced expats and trusted locals to gain valuable insights and avoid potential pitfalls. 

By mastering the art of connecting with locals in meaningful ways, you’ll deepen your understanding of the local culture, gain a sense of belonging, and enrich your expat experience. You’ll learn how to engage in respectful cross-cultural interactions, participate in local events and traditions, and build rapport with individuals from diverse backgrounds. 

Next offering:

June 1, 2024
11:00AM-12:30PM ET

Registration closes the day prior to the event.

Future offerings:

August 3, 2024, 11:00AM-12:30PM ET

October 5, 2024, 11:00AM-12:30PM ET

December 7, 2024, 11:00AM-12:30PM ET

Registration opens after the previous event is concluded.

What you get:

  • 90 minutes of personalized instruction
  • Resources and tools to use after the event
  • Link to the recording of the event
  • Follow-up resources as they are developed
  • Exclusive offers for future events

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