EP18: Shifting Identity: Adapting your identity in a new (and foreign) community
There are many benefits to moving abroad: you may get to embrace new opportunities, perhaps learn a new language and experience the sights, sounds, traditions and flavours of a very different culture.
However, moving abroad also comes with its challenges.
In April 2018, Etna International asked 500 expats: ‘has your sense of identity changed since living abroad?’, ‘do you like yourself more?’ as well as other questions related to the psychological impact of settling into a new culture. The survey revealed that 35% of expats surveyed said their sense of identity had changed
So, in this episode Katie Churchman and Penelope Waller discuss the challenges, changes and joys that come from moving abroad.