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Bilingualism, Immigration & Stress: Adapting to a New Country

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Bilingualism, Immigration and Stress: Adapting to a New Country

By Ingrid Weilguny Flag photo:  © Josh Obryan | Dreamstime Stock Photos Immigrating is one of the most stressful events you can experience yet it is something that millions of people do each year. How people adapt to this can affect many things, including your child’s language development. Truman, Sharar and Pompe published a study […]

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Can You Ever Go Back?

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Living Abroad: Can You Ever Go Back?

Can we ever go back home? That is the question which Dinka Souzek considers in this wonderful essay about returning to our native country after having lived abroad. For those who have never lived in another country, it may seem like a strange question to ask. Yet, for those of us who have lived in […]

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Multilingual Musings

The Eternal Traveler Syndrome

by Corey
The eternal traveler, Robert Sanchez, taking his baby daughter on a new adventure.

On June 11, 2010 Robert Sánchez published a post on his blog,, about the experiences of “the eternal traveler” – someone, who once they have lived abroad, belongs neither here nor there but somewhere in between. In the past few weeks, Robert’s post has gone viral! Each day it is read by thousands of […]

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General Multilingualism

Immigration and Language

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Passport immigration stamp

By Bettina Ribes-Gil Originally published in Multilingual Living Magazine Photo credit: hatman12 An immigrant is a person living in a country that is not their own, often separated from the core family and in a culture with which they are not familiar. They include diplomats, officials working for international organizations, multinational corporations and international banks, […]

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On Multicultural Marriages, Burnt Potatoes and Why Life Is Beautiful

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By Alice Lapuerta Photo credit: Aaron Alexander There are days when I just feel completely overwhelmed by over-boiling cooking pots, poopy underwear (yeah we are regressing again with potty training), colicky screams, endless piles of dirty laundry and annoying household machines that just keep breaking down in the most inconvenient moment (like our washing machine […]

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Jabberlingual: A Multilingual Life in a Monolingual Village

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By Alice Lapuerta We Jabberlinguals live in a decidedly monolingual, monocultural part of Upper-Austria: we live in The Village. The Village is a small town in the country-side, surrounded by lush forests, green meadows and yellow fields. In the distance you can see the snow-capped Alps. A picturesque place, where fox and rabbit tell each […]

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Returning Home After Living Abroad

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By Corey Heller This originally appeared in Multilingual Living Magazine. As many of us know and have experienced, living in another country changes you forever. You will never be the same and will never see things the same way again.  I mentioned this to a friend after having lived abroad for a year. She looked […]

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