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Our vision at Expat EASE is to empower expats by supporting them through the full life cycle of their time in Ethiopia. Our holistic approach includes a range of professional expat support services, training, workshops, and events. These include practical support as you prepare for your transition to Ethiopia, support upon arrival, connection into a community, and cultural training and support to face the challenges of expatriate life. We have identified six phases that people go through as they transition into a new culture, though the experiences and the length of time vary for everyone. These six phases, PRAYER, just like the literal practice of prayer, take time and personal investment.

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Preparation

The planning and process of a major move are more than buying tickets and packing. What documents do you need to receive your work permit and residency?  What do you need to be able to drive in the country where you are going? What are schools and housing like? Where can you shop and what is available? What things do I need to bring with me? There are so many things to be ready for!

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Relocation

This is what you have been working towards and now you are ready to go. Airport pick-up and finding a place to live, a school for your children, a place of worship, and where to shop. There is so much to be done when relocating to Ethiopia and figuring it out is much easier with someone to support you.

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Adjustment

The adjustment phase is like the onboarding process at a new job. Orientation to feel comfortable in your new surroundings, training to understand the culture and expectations, and regular check-ins to see how you are doing. 

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Yearning

The honeymoon period is now over and reality sets in. For some people this is a yearning for ‘home’, their family, favourite foods, and the familiarities of life as it used to be. For others it is more defined by frustrations, when things don’t go right, and life is just so much more complicated than you expected. 

Engagement Expat Ease

Engagement

Finally you feel at home. Your routines are in place, you can get around on your own, and you know the basics of life in your new location. Building community and connections with other expats in Ethiopia keeps you focused and settled.

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Reflection

Whether you are going on holidays, sabbatical, furlough, have kids leaving home for college, or are moving on to a new opportunity in another country, it is great to reflect on this journey before opening a new chapter in your life.

Let us ease the burden and support you through these transitions.

Who We Are

"Thank you for a lovely day! The music was beautiful. The people were wonderful. The fellowship was sweet. The day was too short. :-)"

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