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Written by Corina Mihaela Paraschiv   
Tuesday, 19 February 2008 18:32
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            Traveling in the Seychelles Islands has been a most impacting experience for me.  People say it is impossible to experience culture shock while we stay only two days in a country, because we never really get out of the honeymoon stage of it.  Yet I found a way to be truely immersed, and that is, to follow a Seychellois-expat couple around the island on a Sunday afternoon.  Through their eyes, I saw not only a new country but also the reality of expatriates abroad – people who live in a culture other than their own. 

 

            Exploring this topic of migration and mobility of workers, there are three saliant aspects of the Rotary-expat life that was been brought to my attention : the role of expat communities in host countries, the challenges of adaptation for expats and the views expats hold in regards to their home countries.

  

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