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Hello everyone,

Welcome to the (slightly delayed!) February edition of the @ Home Abroad newsletter.

Ever wonder if the Dutch get embarrassed? Read our latest blog to find out. We've added a new section with other interesting articles which includes our most recent IAMEXPAT item discussing why some people deal with Culture Shock better than others.

We have the 'What's On' guide for February, information on the services we provide plus some interesting workshops guaranteed to get you feeling more comfortable living and working in the Netherlands.

As always feel free to contact us with comments, questions or suggestions for things you would like us to include in the newsletter. And if you don't want to hear from us anymore simply scroll down to the botton and hit the 'unsubscribe' button, we won't be offended!

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The Dutch Culture Blog
Do the Dutch get embarrassed?

Well... do they...????
Have you ever been in a situation where a Dutch person has made a faux pas, you are cringing and wishing you were anywhere else instead but....
Click here to read the article.

You might be interested in reading about........
Culture Shock: Why do some deal with it better than others?
Who speaks the right form of English anyhow?
How we learn and memorise new words
Powerful tools to increase wellbeing abroad
Point marking the Netherlands highest point is in the wrong place
Infographic: The modern day Third Culture Kid
When speaking Dutch goes wrong...
Upcoming Workshops

How to Survive (& be Happy) Living in the Netherlands

Are you finding it difficult is interact and understand the Dutch? Are you a little homesick or frustrated with life here?

Each country has its own unique culture and way of doing things; the Netherlands is no different. This workshop on cultural differences and awareness will give you a deeper understanding of both your own culture and the Dutch culture which combined with practical recommendations will make it possible for you to not only survive, but be happy living in the Netherlands. It is citable for both newcomers and those already here for a while

For further information and sign-up click here

Doing Business with the Dutch

Do you have Dutch colleagues, business partners, customers or a Dutch manager?

Are your interactions with the Dutch successful? Do you get what you need from the relationship? Do you understand the business culture?

This 2 part workshop will give you invaluable insight into the Dutch business culture which combined with practical recommendations will increase the effectiveness and success of your interactions and negotiations with the Dutch.

For more information and sign-up click here
Translation Services

You've received a letter in Dutch, you probably want to throw it away but have no idea if it's important or not!

Send us your bank letters, insurance forms, parking tickets, energy bills etc and we will provide a summary of what it says, what you need to do next and most importantly how/where to do that. We can also make calls and fill out forms on you behalf, and attend Dutch language meetings for you.

For more information visit our contact pagemail us, or or simply call us on +31 (0)6 811 33 988.

One-to-One Coaching Services
Having difficulties settling into your new life in the Netherlands? Do you sometime feel a little alienated, homesick, frustrated or angry at the Dutch and don't know what to do about it?

@ Home Abroad provides personalised one-to-one coaching and mentoring sessions at a time and location that suits you. We will help you overcome the challenges of living and working away from home. Our clients go away happy and comfortable living in the Netherlands!
We offer a free 20 minute telephone/skype consultation.

For more information please visit our contact page, email us or call on +31 (0)6 811 33 988
Business Solutions
@ Home Abroad provides unique, tailor made cross-cultural solutions to companies and institutions with international employees and/or international customers.

We will ensure that your international employees settle quickly into their new business environment allowing them to reach the targets you hired for them. 
We will work with your managers, team leaders, sales representatives and negotiators demonstrating the tools they can use to reconcile and resolve cultural differences in their dealings with both your international (potential) customers and employees.

Our unique solutions give you the edge over your competition.

For further information please visit our contact page, email us, or call us on +31 (0)6 811 33 988
What's on in February!
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