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Rachel Pieh Jones
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Rachel Pieh Jones

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In 2003, Rachel left Minnesota and moved to Somalia where her husband taught Physics and English at Amoud University in a northern village. Since then, she has also lived in Kenya, France, and Djibouti.

Her husband, Tom, teaches at the University of Djibouti and runs our NGO, Resource Exchange International. Their aim is to be a part of community development that affects the whole person, from education to employment to the spiritual life and physical health. Long-term change requires long-term investment and so, after eleven years, they are still there.

8 Ways for Expats Who Stay to Stay Well

At one point, I was a comer. One day in the future, I will be a leaver. But for the past twelve years, I have been a stayer. And I’ve passed through all the feelings: joy at new friends, sorrow at goodbyes, anger at goodbyes, self-righteous judgment of newbies, carelessness about my current circumstances, delight in my situation. It isn’t easy to stay well and to stay healthy emotionally, while staying. How can stayers, stay well?

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The Expatriate and Leadership

Expatriates are often put into positions of leadership simply by nature of our physical presence or because of a certain number of years lived in a place. Sometimes it is because a person is a gifted leader, sometimes they are a reluctant leader, sometimes it happens organically, and sometimes it is an appointment.

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