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Geneva family diaries: Understanding coping mechanisms of expat kids

Geneva family diaries: Understanding coping mechanisms of expat kids

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The way children cope with a move abroad can range from anger to silence – but it's important not to not mislabel these emotions, says coach Tammy Furey.

What to do when you're the male trailing spouse

What to do when you're the male trailing spouse

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Do you have your 'elevator speech' ready for the dreaded question: 'What do you do?'

The easiest and cheapest languages to learn

The easiest and cheapest languages to learn

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Learning a foreign language? Dutch, French, Spanish, German and Italian are the quickest languages to learn – but also among the most expensive per hour.

How do I choose a good international school?

How do I choose a good international school?

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International education expert Kathleen Ralf shares 10 questions parents should ask to help them choose the best international school for their child.

How to tell you've become culturally Belgian

How to tell you've become culturally Belgian

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That quirky Belgian culture rubs off on you in the best ways – here are 15 signs that prove how Belgium changes you.

Study abroad for free

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Study abroad for free? It sounds too good to be true but this is now the reality in Germany and other European countries – even for foreigners. What's the catch?

How to act like a local in Belgium

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How Belgian are you? If you've mastered the 'bof' sound and built up your Belgian beer glass collection, you're on your way to becoming Belgian.

Things French-speakers say when they're really mad

Things French-speakers say when they're really mad

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In place of insulting someone's mother, instead get grandma involved when getting angry in French. Tell them how you really feel in French!

Itchy Feet: The life of an expert expat

Itchy Feet: The life of an expert expat

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You can spot an expert expat a mile away when they're in their national habitat of being 'anywhere new'.

How to flirt: a European guide

How to flirt: a European guide

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The French flatter; the Brits are crass. So says a social anthropologist in this review on cross-cultural flirting techniques in Europe.

Calling young expats: Complete a survey for your chance to win a prize!

Calling young expats: Complete a survey for your chance to win a prize!

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If you're aged 18–28, have your say in ThinkYoung's survey for your chance to win an iPad mini or a Spotify Premium three-months voucher!

Belgium on the big screen

Belgium on the big screen

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Get a little closer to understanding Belgian culture through cinema. Here are three top films from Belgium.

Xenophobe's® Guides: Getting inside a Belgian's head

Xenophobe's® Guides: Getting inside a Belgian's head

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What makes the Belgians uniquely Belgian? A frank, irreverent and funny look at what makes the Belgians tick.

Xenophobe's® Guides: The Belgian family unit

Xenophobe's® Guides: The Belgian family unit

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In Belgium, the most efficient matriarchy is cleverly disguised as a patriarchy. Here's a guide to who's boss in the Belgian family structure.

Xenophobe's® Guides: The Belgian diet

Xenophobe's® Guides: The Belgian diet

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Is it French or Flemish? Prepare your taste buds for the buffet that makes up Belgian food.

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