How to Make Yourself Feel at Home in Your New Country

In this article, Meltem Naz shares with our readers her personal experience and her tips on how to make your new country feel like home.


Now, you’re somewhere new. The weather is weird, people around you seem peculiar, maybe just because the language they speak sounds unfamiliar or maybe because they express their thoughts and feelings much differently than the way you’re used to. It could also be that the color of your skin, the shape of your eyes, your height or the pronunciation of your name marks you as someone from a different background right away. Yet, for work, for your partner, or for some other reason that is dear to you, you will be staying in a new country for the foreseeable future. How to feel at home in this new country could become an increasingly difficult question and I’m here to share with you what I have in my pockets after having lived in eight countries in the last decade and visited over 40. Continue Reading