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The Westerner Abroad

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[ID:0072]Westerners sometimes have difficulty when traveling abroad, because we don't even realize the cultural traits that are ingrained in us. Below you will find a few tips to help you connect with your new cultural homebase abroad.

The Expatriate Ghetto

There is a hazard of becoming too attached to the expatriate ghetto in your posting abroad. It has been said that sharing complaints is a way of forming a community, and nowhere is this more true than when expatriates get together. They can quickly become a community of complainers. Somehow, being together triggers the impulse to criticize “these people,” or “this place” and encourages the us-against-them response. If you find yourself...

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