To our readers:
Repatriation is often miss-understood. Often times coming home is more challenging than going abroad. People always assume that coming home is going to be easy, you know the culture and the system, how it works. You are often overwhelmed with the expectations of others that you should be happy to be home and your own emotions of loss of the life you built in the country of your assignment.
The attached article focuses on children and repatriation; specifically “Third Culture Kids”, children who live in another country for most of their lives and then return to their “home country”, where they feel like outsiders in their own country.
If you have questions regarding repatriation or would like to learn more about our repatriation programs please contact: Pam Pappas Stanoch pps(a)athenagroupintl(dot)com