I shared recently about some top moving related books for the littles, and now it’s time for the grownups.
There are many books out there for individuals considering (and following up) with a move overseas. The problem is, most of them are specifically geared towards the business side of things. Or even vaguer still, written with the location in mind and not the individual moving TO that location.
I have read some of these expat must have books, but curated the list from a Facebook Group that I belong to where all of the women understand, have been there (AND have written some of these books themselves!) Thank you ladies!
First on the list is a NEW one from Rachel Yates! I’m so excited to read this one. From their website:
Let’s be honest: expat life can be tough. Although exciting, exhilarating and enriching, it can also be one of the greatest challenges you face. Get the tools you need to succeed in this guided journal, created by us (Trisha Carter -cross cultural psychologist, and Rachel Yates -expatriate resource developer) to help you, wherever you may be heading.
Then the other must-haves:
The Emotionally Resilient Expat : Linda Janssen
Raising Global Nomads – Robin Pascoe
Third Culture Kids – David C Pollock and Ruth E. Van Reken
To which, Andrea recommended Jo Parfitt’s Career in a Suitcase.
Then Nataliya recommended Making the Big Move by Cathy Goodwin
Jackie’s Repat Jack blog post covers some of the same books featured here, but offers some new ones as well.
Culture Mastery was also recommended.
If you are considering India as a future location, introducing the new book from Aurelia Zoss about what it’s really like:
Have you found any books out there that truly address the needs and concerns of the expatriate? Let’s not even get started on the dire situation we are faced when looking for books on the repatriation portion of the adventure.
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