The BBC posts great articles for expats on their site, and this one hit home as I read it on a plane traveling back to Toronto from Virginia. The US and Canada may not seem that different, but trust me – they’re different.

Are you a long-term expat?

Reverse culture shock

“Expats too often underestimate the transformational aspect of living overseas for an extended period. “Living and working abroad can change the employee and their family members profoundly, and in a way they could never anticipate,” says Jenny Castelino, director of intercultural sales and account management at Cartus. Although jobs may be a factor in the decision to repatriate, particularly in these troubled economic times, many expats return to their homeland to be closer to family.”

To read the full article, follow this link.