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By Jennifer Kumar, Cultural Adjustment Coach on Monday, May 16, 2011

What constitutes 'the real Africa', 'the real Kenya' or the 'real' aspects of any country? Do we base our experience on visiting another country based on stereotypes or media representations or something else that is real we see and experience when we arrive? If we never 'see' or 'experience' what 'others have before us' then what and how do we define our travels?

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By Jennifer Kumar, Cultural Adjustment Coach on Monday, March 07, 2011

Tips on how to 'prepare' for the annual time change in America [and other places] that have Day light savings time.

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By Jennifer Kumar, Cultural Adjustment Coach on Monday, December 20, 2010

A British expat who's been living in Nairobi, Kenya (East Africa) shares some of her pros and cons of living and raising a family in another country.

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By Jennifer Kumar, Cultural Adjustment Coach on Monday, December 13, 2010

Anu came from India to small town America in 2006. Moving from Mumbai to Oregon brings a lot of changes. How does Anu balance her new found identity in small town America with her Indian identity? How does she stay connected to her roots and nourish herself while balancing cultural integration being married into an American family? Click in to read some of her story. Thanks for sharing Anu.

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By Jennifer Kumar, LMSW, Cultural Adjustment Coach/Mentor on Monday, November 29, 2010

Helping someone study and prepare for the TOEFL test offers opportunties for the student to improve their English as well as offers oportunities for the tutor or teacher to also improve his or her English skills as I do in this post. Podcast and transcripts within!

 
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By Jennifer Kumar, LMSW, Cultural Adjustment Coach/Mentor on Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Festivals for all - 'Tis the Season. Click in to see all the holy-dates of December 2010.

 
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By Jennifer Kumar, Cultural Adjustment Coach on Monday, November 15, 2010

Are you looking for authentic and quality information for your student paper, research journal, master’s or Ph.D. thesis, magazine or newspaper article, television or radio program, internet presentation, online media or other media outlet or project? Look no further than this website for relevant and thought provoking information on many cultural, relational, expat and lifestyle adjustment topics.

 
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By Jennifer Kumar, Cultural Adjustment Coach on Friday, November 12, 2010

College culture for students and staff have changed in India since Deepa and Brijesh left and returned to India over the past 10 years. What are some of the changes and current conditions they have noticed working as professors in Vellore Institute of Read More »

By Jennifer Kumar, LMSW, Cultural Adjustment Coach/Mentor on Friday, November 12, 2010

When we gain fluency in another language in it's native environment, we may come to find out the sounds we make are not heard clearly by native speakers. This forms an accent. Accents are personality traits and are wonderful, but if our accent impedes understanding and clear communication, our daily life can be impacted. Rather than shy away from talking and making new friends in a new language, here are tips to improve your American accent!

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By Jennifer Kumar, Cultural Adjustment Coach on Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Making a decision to move home after years away can be tricky whether we live a few towns away or a few continents away. What are some factors that can be weighed in the decision making process? How far ahead of time are such decisions thought of and planned out for? What are some of the adjustment factors that seriously considered? Are these decisions different based on the location of the move? Click in to read some experiences of Brijesh and Deepa in their planning to return to India after being NRIs abroad.

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