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Returning to the Netherlands is a substantial event. Many things may have changed during your absence. You might not fully understand your own culture anymore. This training includes information, assignments and discussions around the following questions:
How do I process my mixed emotions during a return to the Netherlands? How do other people experience the process of returning? Wat are the (normal) stages that people returning to the Netherlands go through? How do I process my experiences? What do I want to leave behind and what do I want to take with me? How do I resume my life in the Netherlands?
Moving to a foreign country is a substantial event for children as well. It will influence the rest of their lives. How do we properly prepare ourselves and our children for living abroad? What does an upbringing in a different country and culture bring about? What are the long-term consequences and the consequences when returning to the Netherlands? How can we make the whole endeavor into a positive experience? This training includes information, interactive elements and practical tips.
Being abroad for missionary work alone, without partner and children, has pros and cons. What are the challenges? How do take good care of yourself? How does the culture you will visit view being unmarried? How do you behave towards the other sex? What does a cross-cultural marriage entail? These are some of the questions we will discuss in this training.