Category Archives: Practice what you preach

Learning Danish: ’No cow on the ice?’

Some say that Danish is one of the most difficult languages to learn. While I think that also depends on what your native language is (it is a lot more difficult for my Chinese friend than for me), research shows … Continue reading

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One year in Denmark

It has now been more than a year since I moved to Denmark, and I have been enjoying it thoroughly. I haven’t been posting as much as I would have liked about my own experiences living abroad, but I guess … Continue reading

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Ibasho – a place to be

The past months I have been often thinking of the Japanse concept Ibasho. I came across it for the first time a few years ago, in an academic article investigating the importance of this concept for expatriate spouse adjustment (1). … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye to Nijmegen

“We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.” Pascal Mercier, Night Train to … Continue reading

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Becoming a self-initiated expatriate

The past two months have seen a little less activity on this blog than I was planning on. The reason: I am soon going to be an expat myself! I have found a job as postdoctoral researcher at the University … Continue reading

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