October 9, 2020

The struggles of aging in South Korea

   Written by Irina Roibu, Inquiry coordinator I love Korea for so many reasons: the food, the security, the gorgeous beaches and temples (especially the ones besides the sea), the hiking routes, the inexpensive and comfortable transportation, and fast internet speed. However, one thing I find hard to digest in […]
August 31, 2020

Adjusting to the New Normal

   Written by Seo Jung Lee, Associate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Change is always hard, whether it is planned or not. It can be exciting, yet the unknown can be a source of worry and anxiety. If it is a sudden change, then how greater is the anxiety? Since […]
August 10, 2020

What to expect when you’re settling into a new culture

   Written by Irina Roibu, Inquiry coordinator I’ve moved several times in my life to cultures quite different than mine. I’m originally from Romania. I’ve always oscillated between maintaining my cultural heritage and identity while engaging with local people and the wider society that I’m living in.   In South […]
July 24, 2020

From One Foreigner to Another: Coping with Living Away from Family During COVID-19

   Written by Genevieve Kung, Registered Psychologist (Australia) Growing up, dreams of living abroad for school or for work were always accompanied by a wistful sense of excitement, adventure, and the awe of untouched potential. Truly, as an expatriate myself, these have been some of the best parts of my […]
July 21, 2020

How to take care of our mental health during COVID-19

 Written by Irina Roibu, Inquiry coordinator With all the changes and uncertainty in our lives at the moment, taking care of our mental health is more important than ever. Luckily, the internet can provide us with a wide range of resources that can help us keep our motivation and focus […]
June 30, 2020

How to combat a low mood during COVID-19

   Written by Genevieve Kung, Registered Psychologist (Australia) As the number of COVID-19 infections rises across the globe, it is hardly surprising that our mental health has also increasingly taken a toll. Anxieties are elevated as there are many uncertainties at this point, and life as we know it has […]
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