Expat interviews

From the USA to Canada: An expat family's big adventure
Everyday life
From the USA to Canada: An expat family's ...
Yasmine has been living in North America for multiple years. She first accompanied her husband to North Carolina, in the US, before recently relocating again to Quebec in the heart of winter. She talks to us about her experience in these two very different American countries.
From France to the UK: This expat mum has lived in countries
Everyday life
From France to the UK: This expat mum has ...
Nathalie had never thought that one day she would move abroad, and yet she has already lived in more than 5 different countries. Today, she lives in England with her family and tells us about their expat journey.
South African in Mauritius: Lee talks about real estate and being adventurous on the island
South African in Mauritius: Lee talks about ...
Lee moved to Mauritius 12 years ago searching for a better quality of life for her family and herself. The real estate consultant talks to us about the real estate market in Mauritius as well as about what she loves about the island life.
Reinventing oneself on the other side of the world: The story of an expat in Bali
Everyday life
Reinventing oneself on the other side of the ...
After traveling the world with her husband, Marion decided to settle in Bali, where she started a family and opened a shelter to save the many abandoned dogs across the island. Originally from Paris, she shares her adventures with Expat.com.
Moving to Barcelona without knowing the language: An expat's harsh reality
Everyday life
Moving to Barcelona without knowing the ...
Haydée moved from Paris with the idea of ​​working in Barcelona. However, things didn't go as smoothly as she expected them to, considering the language barrier. She talks to us about her arrival in Barcelona and what made her want to learn Catalan.
Being a transgender feminist in the UK: an expat's views
Everyday life
Being a transgender feminist in the UK: an ...
Jo Krishnakumar is an Indian transgender feminist and Ph.D. candidate who works for gender equality in India and in the UK. They are engaged in queer fights and share how it is for a trans person to live in the UK and how hard it is to find communities. They also give advice to people from the global south who want to move abroad.
How this Swiss expat family left everything for Abu Dhabi
Everyday life
How this Swiss expat family left everything ...
It's been four years since they packed their 10 years together in a few suitcases to move to Abu Dhabi, on the 75th floor of a building overlooking the capital. The Swiss Family Expat, comprising Sandy, Roger, Louane and Novan, talks to us about this unique adventure.
From France to Ecuador through the USA: an expat's tales
Everyday life
From France to Ecuador through the USA: an ...
Mathilde moved to the United States for an internship when she was 22 and left with a husband and three children to start all over again in Ecuador. Originally from Grenoble, France, she talks to Expat.com about her uncommon journey.
Moving to Mauritius with family: An expat entrepreneur couple's journey
Everyday life
Moving to Mauritius with family: An expat ...
Originally from Normandy, France, Amel and Marouane are both entrepreneurs. With their two children, they recently moved to Mauritius to develop their business. They talk to Expat.com about expat family life on the island and the entrepreneurial scene.
Peruvian translator moves to Canada to study again: “It's a country full of opportunities”
Everyday life
Peruvian translator moves to Canada to study ...
Italo Del Castillo is an expat from Peru, studying for a degree in business administration in Victoria, the capital of the province of British Columbia or British Columbia. With a love for sports, he shares his experience being a student again and what Canadian life looks like. 
From Iraq to Nicaragua: Humanitarianism changed this expat's life
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From Iraq to Nicaragua: Humanitarianism ...
Margot has been a nurse and head of humanitarian projects. She has lived abroad for many years in different countries, such as Nicaragua, Iraq, Nigeria, and Colombia, working on humanitarian projects. Today, she provides support and advice to people who want to move abroad.
Expat on the move from Madagascar to Bermuda via Bora-Bora
Everyday life
Expat on the move from Madagascar to Bermuda ...
Originally from France, Clémentine spent her childhood in Madagascar before getting the travel bug. She talks to us about her first experiences of island life as an expat and her recent move to Bermuda.
Starting all over again in the US amid the pandemic: The journey of an expat entrepreneur
USA
Starting all over again in the US amid the ...
With her partner, Marie moved five times in 3 years. She arrived in a new country in the middle of the pandemic, went through two lockdowns, and had to start everything from scratch each time (professionally and personally). She talks to us about her journey from France to Los Angeles, passing through New York.
Expat from Quebec talks about living in Japan with her family
Japan
Expat from Quebec talks about living in ...
Eugénie was born to a French mom but grew up in Quebec. She has lived in many countries, including Australia and Paraguay, before relocating to the Philippines, where she met her Japanese husband. Finally, they decided to settle in Japan for a new start amid the Covid pandemic. She talks to us about her life experiences and career.
Being women entrepreneurs in Madrid: two expats share their story
Everyday life
Being women entrepreneurs in Madrid: two ...
Madrid is known to be a land of opportunities, and Alice and Emilie cannot deny it. They both moved to Spain in 2018 as trailing spouses. Today, they are their own boss and are part of a network of women entrepreneurs. Alice and Emilie look back on their expat journey and tell us about their everyday life in the Spanish capital.
Expat leaves everything to start a new life in Brazil
Brazil
Expat leaves everything to start a new life ...
It's been 3 years since Laurence settled in a small village in the northeast of Brazil, where she owns a beach house. After 13 years as sales and administrative manager for a perfume designer in France, a great disappointment made her want to leave everything and move to the other side of the world. She thus embarked on a new life-changing adventure. Here's her story.
Expat moves to New York for a career in the audiovisual industry
Everyday life
Expat moves to New York for a career in the ...
Alix was only 18 when she fell in love with New York City. In 2014, the young French expat decided to settle there and start her career in the audiovisual industry. Today, she is married, is a green card holder and is now working as a freelancer. Alix shares her experience with Expat.com.
An expat talks about her professional retraining in Argentina
Argentina
An expat talks about her professional ...
Lorraine has always loved travelling and started living abroad when she was barely 20 years old. However, she had never thought that one day she would be working with horses in the heart of Patagonia. She talks to Expat.com about her adventure in Argentina, from her arrival in Buenos Aires to settling in a small Southern village surrounded by nature.

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Britons in the EU in dilemma with bank account closures and driving licences banned
Everyday life
Britons in the EU in dilemma with bank ...
Six years after the 2016 referendum, the full consequences of Brexit are still unfolding. Expatriation has become complicated for UK citizens. Wales Online reports that expats are being informed by British banks that their EU-based accounts will soon be closed. In Spain, British driving licenses were also recently rendered invalid.
How did expats adapt to the homeschooling-face-to-face classes transition
Schools & studies
How did expats adapt to the ...
The Covid-19 pandemic shook the entire planet, and all spheres of economies and societies were impacted. The education sector hasn't been spared either, as children and parents both had to adapt to new teaching and learning methods.
Nursing career abroad: Where should you move and why?
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Nursing career abroad: Where should you move ...
Nurses form an integral part of the healthcare system. However, the long hours and stressful working conditions mean that a career in nursing is only for those who truly love it. This article will look at the countries where nursing is in high demand and explore the benefits of working abroad. 
What are your options if you're the holder of a weak passport who wants to move abroad?
Formalities
What are your options if you're the holder ...
After the border reopening of most countries, many people are resuming their moving abroad plans. The passport is one of the most crucial formalities. Administrative offices have been taken by storm in the past few months by future travelers who want to renew their passports or make new ones. What rights are attached to a passport? Which are the world's most powerful passports? And what if you have a weak passport?
Why are more Americans keen on moving to Europe?
Everyday life
Why are more Americans keen on moving to ...
Financial Advisor reported in July 2022 that more Americans are moving to Europe to buy homes. The difficulty of becoming a homeowner on a middle-class salary in the US, political anger caused by issues like mass shootings and the overturning of Roe v/s Wade, as well as strength of the dollar compared to European currencies: these are all factors driving US expats to move to the other side of the Atlantic. 
How do New EU employment directives affect expats in Europe?
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How do New EU employment directives affect ...
An inevitable reconfiguration of the labor market is brewing in Europe. According to the European Commission, the number of digital workers will almost double by 2045, leading to profound changes in the relationship between employers and employees. Given the growing trend of its cross-border workforce, the European Union recognizes the need to step up its legislation to better protect European workers, regardless of the nature of their jobs.