Intercultural Transition

Creating a Fulfilling Life in America Class:

Yvonne Lefort is a career coach and instructor, and helps people with career and intercultural transition. She teaches a class at UC Berkeley called Creating a Fulfilling Life in America.” She speaks French, German and some Spanish, and has lived and worked in other countries. Yvonne also teaches a variety of classes for mothers. Her website has lots of great resources for people new to Berkeley and for mothers. Visit her website at


ALSO: Check out the Creating a Fulfilling Life in America Facebook Events Calendar here. In order to see this calendar, you must request access to the facebok group Creating a Fulfilling Life in America.


Self-Help Books and websites: offers a variety of book tips and links to helpful handouts about getting adapted in America and how make your intercultural transition easier.


Transitions - Making Sense of Life's Changes: Great resource for coming to terms with your transition here in Berkeley. Since first published 25 years ago, Transitions has helped hundreds of thousands of readers cope with these issues by providing an elegantly simple yet profoundly insightful roadmap of the transition process.


A Portable Identity - Take Charge of Change: Two expat experts give advice on how women can deal with the changes in their lives when relocating to a foreign country for their husband.


Stepping Out Of Line: Lessons for women who want it their way: A self-help book to inspire you. Read Nell Merlino's book and change your life. Reinvent yourself, do something that scares you, make a career change - you can do it!


New York Times Article: Expat women struggle to find jobs. Interesting read.