Expatriate assignments may be good for your career and pocket book, but here is a list of 10 things that Claudia expat thinks are the "pluses" we gain from living abroad. Many of these things, while very valuable, are challenging components to consider when pondering ROI. Nevertheless, makes me think that if more people were able to take an expatriate assignment, we would have much better global citizens.
I realised that the benefits you gain from living in another culture are not so easy to explain. But then I concentrated on how I felt and feel every time I have to learn to function in a different context, and a lot of things came to mind: things that you cannot always ascribe to specific situations, but that with time hone you into a specific being, i.e. the mobile person. Let’s have a look together at what I feel are the most important and tangible skills and benefits you gain from living abroad, and how you can employ them in your work. I would be delighted to hear your thoughts about this and add your skills to this list.