Can Anything Prepare You for Expatriation/Global Living?

If education is the key to success – however you define it – then what is there to learn, prepare for, when moving overseas, or crossing borders? As the American tennis player Arthur Ashe once said: “One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.”

What We Know

Our mission at ACCESS is to serve. To assist those arriving in the Netherlands in finding the answers to the questions they have about living in a new country: specifically, the Netherlands. Over the years, 31 to be exact, we have learned a thing or two about what can help increase the chances of success of a relocation. And, by success we mean; that people adjust to, settle in well, and make the most of the opportunity to live in, a new country. We have answered and responded to a myriad of questions, ranging from how the health care system works, to where to find a school, to what the options for dual careers (accompanying spouses) are. We know that, regardless of the preparation one undertakes before arriving, there will be questions – this is inevitable. The difference is that in preparing to live in a new country, educating oneself about the country of destination can ensure that the questions which arise do not ‘shock’.

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