Monday, October 30, 2006

[overseas] the perils of expats and repats

Maria Sharapova

Recently, a girl I know came back here from America [as a repat] and immediately visited two of her best friends. Far from supporting her, they told her she could not succeed back here. I told her that this attitude is also very common in the west. On the other hand, as a foreigner living in Russia, more or less semi-permanently [as an expat], there are two questions I am always asked: “Do you like it here?” and “When are you going home?” Continued here.

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