Anxiety in Children: Little people, big fears

By Melinda Weber, MA, LPC Living in a foreign country can be a thrilling adventure for children. New homes, new schools, new friends from diverse backgrounds, and new languages are all exciting stuff! However, the exhilaration of broadening worldviews and exotic travel can make children anxious. Big changes can be particularly overwhelming for them, as … Continued

Why shop with Epermarket?

    Save Yourself Some Time With Epermarket!   Shopping with them couldn’t be simpler. With their convenient delivery times, free same day delivery, flexible payment options and accessible international customer service, they make grocery shopping even easier – and also your life!   Who is Epermarket?   Epermarket is your online expat supermarket, where … Continued

Xinjiang: a new frontier

By Hannah Zheng   Xinjiang, to me quite literally a new frontier, is a place I’d longed to visit. The largest Chinese administrative division (larger than Tibet, and nearly seven times the size of the U.K.), it sits in the far north west of the country, a melting pot of diverse ethnic groups, languages and … Continued

Managing school-related stress for all ages

By Elisabeth J. Luu, Ed.M. . Many parents idealize the international school experience before they arrive in Shanghai. They imagine all the rich experiences their children will have, such as studying a new language, or making new friends from different countries. While an international school education will provide your child with unique opportunities, it can … Continued

The trials of repatriation

By Sascha Matuszak     At first glance, repatriation from a foreign placement back to a home country may seem like a return to familiar waters. But more often than not, people returning “home” from abroad find that almost everything has changed, including one’s own outlook on what home truly is.  Culture shock is a two-way … Continued