I am Elena Darmenko, Cross-Cultural Psychologist&Adaptation Strategist from Russia and I help other internationals adjust to the new country, relationship changes, individual past, present and future challenges.
My educational background includes a completed degree in Psychology from the State Academic University of Humanitarian Sciences and post-graduate degree in Professional Adaptation of Staff of International Organizations from the Diplomatic Academy of MFA of Russia. I currently hold memberships in the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP) and Families in Global Transitions (FIGT).
The globalization gave us the unique opportunity to not just travel and visit different places during vacations, but also find the suitable job in any country, or even become a digital nomad travelling round the Globe with a laptop. That can become a fantastic experience, but also a great challenge as despite the globalization, the cultures and traditions are still very different, and this global village is not as global as it seemed.
Living in the other country brings a whole lot of new challenges in your social, personal and family life, an overwhelming loneliness and homesickness can become an almost-constant companion.
Remember, you're not alone. And if you feel like you are or can't find a way out, you reached the right place.