New Interview Series: Life after California

– Moving on, is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard – 

A couple of years ago we left our familiar places to move to California and many of us have to do it again after a couple of years.

Life in California is not permanent. Most degrees take between 3-5 years and an average post doc last about 2-3 years. After that it means for most of us, making new plans, embracing new challenges and horizons and moving on. Only a small percentage of people are actually staying.

Many arrive in California with a temporary set up, but in the interim your stay feels like a permanent arrangement. And when the time comes to leave, it feels wrong…and you might ask yourself…did I not just build a life for myself here?

With this interview series we would like to tell you how your stay in California can influence your life after California. Spouses who took the plunge and moved to their home country or decided to move to another destination will share with you their stories. They chat about challenges and frustrations but also the happiness of being reunited with friends and family. I guess the medal always has two sides, and before you take the decision to move to California, you should also know how life could be after you have to leave again.

Many thanks for all the spouses who kindly share their experiences with us.

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. –  Walt Disney



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