ERIC Number: ED368594
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Women's Guide to Overseas Living. Second Edition.
Piet-Pelon, Nancy J.; Hornby, Barbara
This book examines issues critical to women and their families who go abroad to live. In advising how to cope effectively with the problems that arise, the book illuminates the advantages of living overseas and offers practical suggestions and guidelines that help women take advantage of the opportunity to share in another culture. Divided into 13 chapters, the book includes chapters on reentry to one's home culture and on such special concerns as discrimination, being from a relatively unknown country, being a foreign born spouse, and expecting more similarities than differences in the host culture. The document also contains updated information on problems arising from marital estrangement and divorce, on terrorism, and on women who work. Because of the changing role of women in the globalization process, what women need to know to manage effectively as expatriates has changed. This book tries to speak to the needs of all types of women who are going overseas. Because it is essential for women moving overseas to be prepared, this book provides guidelines looking at what the woman needs to do to prepare herself; helping her to analyze her motives; acquainting her with culture shock and the adjustment process; discussing the special problems of women in the home and in the workplace; and offering practical suggestions on handling her children, organizing her household, staying healthy, and managing stress. A section on women living and working in Europe is provided. Contains 37 references. (DK)
Descriptors: Blacks, Child Rearing, Children, Cross Cultural Training, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Foreign Countries, Foreign Nationals, Foreign Students, Foreign Workers, Intercultural Communication, International Programs, Overseas Employment, Study Abroad, Travel
Intercultural Press, Inc., P.O. Box 700, Yarmouth, ME 04096.
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Overseas Activities