Home Assignment


Home Assignment (HA) is more than just coming back home for a holiday, but what exactly is it?  Why do you need to do it?  How can you make the most of it?  Here are our handy hints on how to deal with the challenges, what you should try to do, and where to find help.  Just click on the orange link below to go to a pdf exploring the relevant subject.

What is Home Assignment anyway? Many people don’t fully understand what HA is, and why they need it.  We look at the reasons behind it.

Preparing for HA.  It’s not just a question of getting on a plane and hoping it will work out.  If you plan it well, you’ll get more out of it.

Where will you live?  Accommodation (or lack of it) is one of the biggest headaches of HA.  We consider the options.

How will you get around?  Transportation is another major problem.  We have an innovative solution.

Children on HA.  If you have children, don’t forget to take their needs into account.  HA can be a real nightmare for them if you don’t.

Healthchecks.  One of your major tasks on HA is to make sure that you are completely healthy.  We talk about how you do it.

Reverse culture shock.  You might not expect to have problems fitting back into your home culture, but many people do.  We look at how you can deal with it.

Conferences and retreats.  There are many opportunities for teaching and reflection, and here are some of the best.

Holidays.  You need one!  Don’t be embarrassed about taking it.

Repairing relationships.  Some advice on how to freshen up the friendships that may have grown stale while you’ve been away.

Studying.  One potential use of your time while you’re home is to brush up some of your professional skills, or acquire new ones.  Here’s how and why.

101 things to do on HA.  Here’s a handy checklist of all the things you can do while you’re on HA.