I’m German (and Swiss), currently living in The Hague in the Netherlands. I have lived "abroad" my whole life, which means that I’ve never lived in my parents' country of origin (Germany).
I’m an Adult Third Culture Kid and an expat-since-birth. I’ve moved for study, work, the spirit of adventure, and as an accompanying partner. I had to re-invent myself several times along the way, but despite many ups and downs, I managed to adjust, adapt and thrive successfully in all the places I’ve lived.
My aim is to help accompanying partners navigate their life abroad successfully and enjoy the journey!
(cfr. I’m Dr. Phil.; you can find more information about my scientific career here and my Dr. thesis here)
Why Ute's International Lounge?
Leading a mobile life means to experience change constantly and it’s not always easy to adapt.
I know about all the stages of an international life and offer Internationals a special place where to find the advice, the support and the understanding they need: my Lounge.
My aim is to help you thrive during your life abroad, find a purpose in the new country, and understand the new culture and the locals.
Life with all its challenges is a gift to be enjoyed with a smile on the face. – A smile on your face helps you to build profitable and wonderful relationships, and it builds bridges, not walls...
Let's meet at my Lounge!