How to maintain your traditions and culture as an expat

The smell of gingerbread floats through the house, lights are twinkling in the tree and on the windowsill flickers a candle silently. Christmas is just around the corner and awakes memories of familiar traditions – some long lost, some meticulously revisited every year. It reminds us how difficult it can be to celebrate a holiday…

“Art allows me to be professionally flexible in new life situations”

Irina Valkova is a Russian artist now living and working in Bielefeld, Germany. For the last 15 years she has been living in different countries because of her husbands career. She studied at Art Center College of Design (Los Angeles), Smolny College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Saint-Petersburg), majoring in Fine Art Media and System…

Happy in a new Country: the Power of Expectations

Claudia Brision is a former French neuroscientist currently transforming herself into a specialist in communication and marketing at the Aarhus University’s Business School. Claudia frequently writes blogs about life in Denmark and you can follow her on www.danishbaguette.com   Relocating to a different country is always a challenge. But the biggest challenge may not lie so…