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Expat partners are talented!

Expat partners are talented! Since 15 years, I’m sure about this sentence: Expat partners are talented. And this sentence should be write on all expatriation contracts. I’ve met so many expat spouses, in India, China, Malaysia, Mozambique, Vietnam… and of course in Absolutely French, in Paris. Me, I’ve no doubt. But some of these incredible …

Expat spouse : step by step how to integrate in your new country?

Expatriate spouse, how to integrate in France? Step by step Expatriate spouse, how to integrate in France? Expat partner, which step to integrate in France?  What voice to choose to blossom? Which step to integrate easily? Having an activity in the country is a real plus, and this can be done even if you do …

How to learn a new language as quickly as possible?

How to learn a new language as quickly as possible? Done with the books ! Long live action !  Why does “learning a language” must be done through action? How to learn a new language as quickly as possible? b“I hear and I forget,  jI see and I remember, I do and I understand”, Confucius  …

Learning by doing – Action method

Learning by doing – Action method Down the books! Long live to action! Or why “learning a language” must go through action. « I hear and forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand », Confucius What is « learning by doing » or the action method? Virtual classroom, e-learning platform, application of all kinds, methods …

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Adopt an Expat Partner !

Adopt an Expat Partner Behind the expat, a forest of talents. « And you, kid, what do you want to do when you grow up? » Astronaut, singer, schoolteacher, instagramer… When they answer, children are never short of ideas. Their imagination is limitless. Ok, maybe not entirely limitless. Because they never answer: « My dream is …

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How to find a job abroad? – Expat Partner : Your CV Title

Expat partner : Your CV Title How to find a job abroad? So many follies committed in the name of Love! Let’s see…   Romeo and Juliet end up killing themselves; Bella becomes a vampire; the little mermaid abandons her fishtail. But this is nothing, there is worse. There’s you! Yes, you! Haven’t you just abandoned your …

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« In your French school: which languages do your teachers speak? »

« In your French school: which languages do your teachers speak? » This question related to the way of teaching language has been asked many time, so I would like to respond to it more clearly here. It’s a real and wide subject, related to the way we teach and learn languages in France and that makes us …

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Is speaking the language sufficient to integrate yourself into a new country?

Is speaking the language sufficient to integrate yourself into a new country? Settling in a foreign country is not always easy concerning language and integration for expatriates.  In addition to moving in and paperwork, one of the major problems is integration. Any immigrant or expatriate may face a cultural and social gap. So how do …

Men in expatriation - Absolutely French

Expatriation : still a men’s business

Men in Expatriation : still a men’s business     In my previous article (Partners of Expatriates: These Lost Talents), I mentioned a significant number : 92% of accompanying partners are women. In other words, in only 8% of cases of expatriation, it is the man who follows his wife abroad. When one has to …

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5 million expatriate women worldwide : expat partners

5 million women followed their partner in expatriation 8 million companies send expatriates abroad  Only 25% are expatriate women (overall figure, 8% of French expatriates!) Still too few expatriate women The majority of expatriate women living abroad are partners of expatriates, and only 20% of them will have the chance to find a job, knowing …

Men in expatriation - Absolutely French

Expatriation: only a Man’s Business?

Expatriation: only a Man’s Business?   In my previous article (Expatriate Spouses: these lost talents), I mentioned that Expatriate women account for only 8% of expatriation projects. In that case, the expatriate is a woman and the male partner is the expat partner. In other words, 92% of expat partners are women! When choosing between …

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Expat Partners, Expat spouses : Lost Talents!

Expat partners : lost talents!   Qualified partners   Today 92% of expat partners are women; the trend is however evolving slowing. Let’s take a look at the profile of these expat partners and why are we referring to them as “lost talents”, is there possible solutions? One point I’d like to make straight away: …

Les conjoints d’expatriés : ces talents perdus !

Les conjoints d’expatrié : des talents perdus ! Quel est le profil de ces conjoints d’expatrié ? Pourquoi les conjoints d’expatrié : des talents perdus ? Quelles sont les solutions pour changer les choses ? Ces conjoints de talents, talents eux-mêmes ? Dans 92%* des cas d’expatriation, c’est la femme qui suit son conjoint à …