Thursday, April 19, 2012
Tips to Resettle Well in Another Country
1. Plan, prepare, participate.
2. Time to say goodbye (mentally leave)
3. Characterized by hope, expectation and control of destiny
4. Leaving Right: dealing with interpersonal issues and unfinished business.
Consider this acronym RAFT:
T- Think destination future
Consider the risks as families resettle:
Lack of personal esteem
Loss of status, job, identity, health, property, home possessions, homeland
Absence of extended family
Loss of cultural values and ethnic heritage
Loss of esteem for 'mother tongue'
Notes taken from Judi Bastion, guest lecturer in LING302 Cross Culture Communications class with Professor Ruth Anaya, 2 Feb 2012.