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Expat Partner

Staying Active & Finding Work

By (author) Carine Bormans
By (author) Marie Geukens


  • Insightful guidance for people who are planning to follow a partner who has been relocated abroad
  • Expat partners are often left out in the cold, career-wise
  • 71% of expats who experienced failed postings note that the main reason is an unhappy partner
  • The authors have both been expats, and have a wealth of experience and knowledge to share on how you can avoid the pitfalls and enjoy the benefits of relocating
Full Description

Can you plan your professional future as expat partner? Can you pursue a career in your new environment? What are your expectations and priorities? Moving abroad to follow a partner who is relocating is a decision that has both great benefits and potential pitfalls. According to 71% of expats who experienced a failed foreign posting, the reason provided is an unhappy partner. This book allows you to ask all the right questions, both before and during your stay abroad. To make a good start, establishing clear agreements is an important step. In looking at your own work differently, many unexpected doors may open. Written by former and current expats who have vast experience in making a new life in a foreign country, this book offers inspiring examples and useful warnings. Step by step, you will be able to make better life and career choices.

About the Author
Carine Bormans is an experienced expat, having lived as an expat partner in Kuwait, Vienna, Paris, Geneva, Nairobi, Kinshasa and (currently) Bamako. In between, she worked in the HR department of the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a specialized trainer for expats and their partners. Marie Geukens studied Germanic languages and journalism and has moved as an expat partner to Budapest, Damascus and Ottawa. She now lives in Brussels and is editor-in-chief of Marie Claire magazine.
Lannoo Publishers
24th Jun 2020
Paperback / softback
USA & Canada
5.91 in x 8.27 in
152 Pages
Name of series
Lannoo Campus
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