Entries by Felicia Shermis

How to Make a Home Abroad Feel Like Home

Moving abroad comes with many challenges, and ups and downs. One of the biggest causes of homesickness is a feeling of unfamiliarity. When you find yourself in dramatically changed surroundings, it’s easy to feel lonely and out of place. Typically, this is when you’ll crave your everyday items, people, and places that you know so […]

Change Is Hard, and This Holiday Season We’re All Facing It — Globiana’s Staff on What They Are Doing to Make the Best of It

Having to improvise during the holidays is nothing new to the expat population. Most know what it’s like to have to hunt for favorite foods and come up with creative substitutes if need be. They are used to having to modify holiday traditions or create new ones altogether to fit their circumstances and surroundings. And […]

Pandemic Confusion or Culture Clash?

Moving between different parts of the world is pretty tricky right now — travel restrictions have made it impossible for most people, and for those of us who can travel internationally (because of dual passports in my case), nothing is quite the way it used to be. And I’m not just talking about the general […]

Guide to Overcoming Language Barriers

Whether you are moving or traveling abroad, overcoming language barriers can make your life much easier. As someone who had to overcome this frustrating barrier not once, but twice, I can tell you that it’s doable. As someone who doesn’t have any talent for learning languages, I can also tell you that it takes time. […]

The Future of Globalization

When asked what will happen to globalization in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, there are two things that most global experts seem to agree on — globalization is here to stay and it will look different going forward. These sentiments stem from an outlook that goes beyond current dismal travel data, and economic downturns, […]

Resilience at Work

In normal times, we think of resilience as a personal challenge — when one faces a crisis, such as job loss or illness. These events are hard and can bring out a new resilient self once the person has navigated them. I recently discussed with a coaching client how their past resilience experiences have made […]

Taking the Last Plane Out — Moving During a Pandemic

The Turndal/Somp family — Annika Turndal, Carl Henrik Somp, and their three children — had been working on their move from Sweden to the US for several years. Carl Henrik’s company was growing, and he was being sent over to assist with the expansion to the US. Securing the right visas had been a long […]

Common Financial Mistakes when Relocating Overseas

Relocating overseas is easily one of the biggest transitions in life. There are too many variables, too many things to consider, and too many traps to avoid if you want your transition to be a smooth one. Being ill-prepared financially can complicate your life in more ways than you can think of. On the other […]