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Club Expat Guide, Moving Overseas: From a Teenager's Perspective

Updated on October 13, 2017
Club Expat's Guide by Aniket and Akash Shah
Club Expat's Guide by Aniket and Akash Shah | Source

There are few events that can make a major impact in a teenager's life than moving to a new place, such as moving to another country, for example.

Teenagers are going through stages in their lives in which they pretty much are becoming accustomed to being settled living in one place. The teenage years are also years in which people begin to form long-lasting bonds; they are just taking their first real steps into the real world. So moving overseas to a new country can be a move that can be very challenging as well as stressful to a teenager. In the book Club Expat: a Teenager’s Guide to Moving Overseas, a teenager can learn to cope with this major step in their life.

This book has many fictional stories telling how various teenagers coped with the challenges of moving to another part of the world. The book is very interesting to read and can help teenagers deal with this important step in their life with sound bits of advice. Though the book deals with the situation via fictional examples, the effects and feelings that a teenager undergoes when making a major move to another country is more or less real.

On the other hand, the guide also discusses non-fiction stories as well, which may not be that appealing to some teenagers. Some of the style of writing might be considered as a bit of a condescending approach by some of the authors. As parents of teenagers know, this sort of approach might tend to alienate such young people.

In any event, it is evident that the authors did their best to try to take out all the unnecessary details that might be considered boring to the average teenager and makes an earnest effort to reach the heart of teenagers dealing with the above issues.

is a book that is part biography, part travel guide, and is filled with bits of sound wisdom and practical advice on how teenagers can cope with the challenges of moving to another country and being uprooted from the current life they have grown comfortable with.

The authors just do not talk all about themselves and their personal experiences like many fiction books do, the book gives sound and valuable advice to young people on how they can prepare themselves to cope as they move overseas to another country. The book's objective is to change the perceptions and misconception that many teenagers who move to a new country may have.

Instead of seeing moving to a new country as a disrupting event in their life, they will see it as an adventure. They will learn the value of learning new customs and cultures, as well as meeting new people, and discovering new places.

Even for teenagers whose families are not presently about to make a major move to another country, Club Expat: a Teenager’s Guide to Moving Overseas is still a great book to read, because it has been written in a funny and witty way that will definitely appeal to a teenager's heart and soul. It is truly a gem.

The moral of the story that this book promotes is that no matter what changes one has to make in life, they can successfully learn to adapt - even if it involves moving to another country.

This is the benefit that teenagers in the above situation will derive from Club Expat: a Teenager’s Guide to Moving Overseas.

© 2011 Moira Garcia Gallaga


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      Moira Garcia Gallaga 6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Thank you for your comment Expatriate Tax Returns.

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      Expatriate Tax Returns 6 years ago

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      Moira Garcia Gallaga 6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      You are right on that one anglnwu. Teenagers find it more difficult to deal with relocation compared to younger children. Thank you for your comment.

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      anglnwu 6 years ago

      Relocation is often a sore point of contention for teenagers. Your book review is comprehensive and helpful.