Elsa Licumba, PhD.

Helping Migrants Redefine Belonging

Migrant.  Author. Intercultural Consultant

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Refugees Relocation

Relocation  can bring both relief and cross cultural challenges to many refugees.


International Student Relocation

Temporary migration requires cross cultural training


Work Assignment Relocation

Successful cross cultural awareness and support helps expatriate  employees succeed in the assignment overseas.


Spouse Relocation

Helping spouses adjust   to their new environment is an important part of the expatriate  employees successful adjustment to a new country.



Belonging and Identity

Relocation disrupts a migrant’s sense of belonging and identity in the new place.

Belonging is a human right regardless of your Visa status or where you came from.



Where is home

The question of where is home is very difficult for many migrants who are finding themselves living in a place away from home.


Intercultural Parenting

Parenting in a different cultural context can be challenging.


Migrants and connections in the community

It is important to  help bridge the gap between the migrant,   organizations and society

Helping International Students Belong

This article by Elsa, show’s how Australia’s tertiary institutions can help international students gain a sense of belonging beyond orientation week.
Newcastle Herald, June 24 2022.

About Me

I am Elsa Licumba, PhD.

I am passionate about understanding how migrants engage in cultural transition and reinvent their identity and sense of belonging while living in a foreign land.

Belonging is not About a Place, it's a Mindset.


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