Tuesday, March 8, 2011

New Expat & Partner Guide, by Global Connections

Hi Everyone,  We would like to congratulate Global Connections, who officially release today their Expat & Partner Guide - a comprehensive and inspirational advice guide for expats. Global Connections' full-colour guide brings together the best of seven years of Global Connection’s magazine, plus some topics not previously covered in the magazine.

Whilst some of the general themes are similar, this book is different from our own upcoming, first Expat Women book (due to be launched 5 May 2011!). Here is some advance text for the Global Connections Expat & Partner Guide:

"A couple’s decision to embark on an expat adventure is often a daunting one. Not only are there dozens of practical questions to be considered, but expats-to-be also face a wide range of, sometimes emotionally charged, other issues and challenges. Living abroad is simply a life-changing experience. No other source will prepare expats better for this than Global Connection’s newly published Expat & Partner Guide.

The book’s 300-plus pages provide in-depth information and advice on everything from mobility trends, dual careers, finance, health, safety issues and preparing for the move abroad, to dealing with culture shock, expat partners’ work, voluntary work, study, expat kids related subjects and repatriation.

Internationally renowned experts shine their light on all these matters. Their advice is backed up by clearly presented results of ground breaking research studies on expat related issues. The 34 chapters are peppered with personal accounts from experienced expats and their partners. Their honest, sometimes moving stories make this invaluable guide a lively read.

“A company’s investment in sending employees abroad is more likely to pay off if they and their family settle well in their new country. It is our mission to inform and inspire expats and expat partners in order to contribute to the success of a posting abroad,” explains Jacqueline van Haaften, Managing Director of Global Connection and former expat partner. “We know that if expats and their partners are well prepared and have realistic expectations of their life in a foreign country, they will relish the experience and be less daunted by adversity. Our Expat Partner Guide is another important and unique tool to achieve this goal.”

To order Global Connection’s Expat & Partner Guide for €37.50 (€30.00 for Global Connection members) incl. VAT, excluding shipping, please visit the Global Connection bookstore: www.global-connection.info or to www.Amazon.co.uk.

Questions? Please contact Global Connections' Jacqueline van Haaften on + 31-182-300-000 or via email at: jvanhaaften@gcmail.info."

Thanks Everyone - and congratulations again to Global Connections! Andrea

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