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Living and Working Abroad: A Practical Guide (Culture Shock! Practical Guides) Paperback – May 1, 1997

ISBN-13: 978-1558683044 ISBN-10: 1558683046

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Product Details

  • Series: Culture Shock! Practical Guides
  • Paperback: 150 pages
  • Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company (May 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1558683046
  • ISBN-13: 978-1558683044
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,226,407 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael Wagner on March 5, 2006
Format: Paperback
This book is a quick read and provides a nice overview for the person about to move abroad. It focuses on individuals who will take a foreign work assignment. It does not go into much depth and does not provide more than one or two short anecdotes in the way of examples, but it does seem to cover the broad range of issues associated with living abroad. It offers a fairly thorough treatment of issues related to family and children. Recommended at the price.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Winston Wu on February 15, 2008
Format: Paperback
This book "Living and Working Abroad" is ok. Covers a lot of common sense things, but most of it's info is obvious. Maybe a teen who's never been abroad before will find what's here to be new. But a person with experience will see that the guide lacks complexity.

I'm so glad there are books like these that tell you and try to show you how to live overseas. I never knew they existed before either, since expatriation from America is a subject that the US media considers taboo and non-existent. But yet, it's very real because many are dissatisfied in America and realize that it's not the ideal world it claims to be, nor is it the place where whatever's not possible is not possible anywhere else.

In fact, my greatest discovery overseas is that: "Beyond North America, the social climate is INFINITELY more natural and free flowing, and I am NEVER without attractive female companionship."

This book though, only gets into a few reasons for expatriation, describing only a few benefits that are at the tip of the iceberg. The rest if mostly a how-to guide that covers some practical aspects of it. So far, there hasn't been a book that addresses all the deep real life reasons for living overseas. In short, it talks only about the HOW of expatriation, not the WHY. And shouldn' the WHY be dealt with first? That's what all these authors seem to be missing, except for me. Perhaps the "WHY" reasons are taboo?

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Thanks for reading this review.

Sincerely,
Winston
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robert L. Becker on May 5, 2006
Format: Paperback
This is a straightforward and concise read about culture shock and moving abroad. It REALLY helped me out when I moved abroad. An EXCELLENT read!
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By Lady Laura on November 9, 2014
Format: Paperback
Interesting practical guide but I knew most of it from my extensive world travelling.
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