We're Caroline & Dale, a husband and wife-led team eager to share our passion & experience living out a meaningful international life.
We mentor parents to raise their children as globally engaged citizens. We offer simple steps & tools to help you navigate this process, drawing from our own background as bridge-builders, communicators, educators, learners, parents & travelers.
We've created YourGlobalFamily for people-loving, curious minds eager to know the whole wide world through vibrant learning, community interaction, and immersive life experiences.
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Join our family from the comfort of your favorite reading spot as we challenge the status quo & spend a fruitful year abroad. Get inspired, motivated & equipped for an adventure of your own!
Read just a few of the reviews below. You can download a free excerpt of our 5-star book or get your copy now!
"This book transports you to China and its beauty and challenges. It's really easy to read,
even for non-native English speakers. I'm done reading it in two days
and still re-read my favorite chapters now."
– Adelina Devita
"What happened in that year changed Caroline and her family forever.
It’ll change you, too. Get your copy. Read it. Do so etching big and bold.
Your best future is waiting!"
– Frank McKinley
"An inspiring and practical read for millennials thinking about how to make their family
(or future family) better global citizens."
– Laura Abbott
"An engaging, inspiring story of one family's decision to pursue growth and joy by taking
their children overseas for a year. The pages turned quickly as I read about
how the DePalatis parents and children grew closer to each other and
opened hearts and minds to God's rich tapestry of cultures."
– Mitali Perkins
"I missed the opportunity to take my kids overseas. However, after reading this book,
I am ready to take on other opportunities which are outside my comfort zone."
– Scott Behm
"Caroline! Your book is a breath of fresh air ... real and honest. Your story DOES
inspire me [and] give me the extra push to step out of our comfort zone
and do more than dream about going, but to take the next steps
in the journey to actually DO it."
– Nicole Akers
"As someone who is originally from China, this book captured my attention from
the very first page! I could identify many of the scenes and things as a Chinese
and understand how she felt as an outsider."
– Sierra Tan
"This book is amazing and so well-written! I feel like I have lived the adventure in China
right along with this family. It has opened my eyes to the importance of understanding
other cultures and how we are all connected no matter what continent we live on."
– Doris Swift
"Richly textured and refreshingly candid.
The author’s approach also allows us to see the experience through the eyes of their children,
and their eyesight and insight always humbles those of us who tend to think we know it all!"
– John Blakerly
"If you want to feel inspired and make your family's cross-cultural exchange a reality,
read this book."
– Deb Meyer
"You come away from reading this book feeling that if they could do it, I can too.
Definitely recommended if you have ever wondered about what it would be like
to live someplace else for a season."
– CJ Writer
"As a Chinese now living in the U.S, I enjoyed reading this book so much.
The author shares her family's one year life in China. All the stories are so vividly told
that I thought about my hometown Shanghai and even felt homesick while reading."
– Crystal Yang
"My daughter and her family are right now moving to Germany and I know
Jumping Out of the Mainstream is going to give her some helpful insights."
– Rick Bradford
"One of those books you carry with you everywhere in case you have 2 minutes to read.
It pulls you right in, and before one chapter ends, you are already planning
to read another one... and then another one... and another one, etc."
– Ewelina Kopera
"If you are thinking of a family trek overseas, this book is a MUST read. Delightful, easy read
that gives fun stories and good insight into the joys and challenges of the adventure."
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