Expat of the month

Expat life in the UK between the Brexit and the pandemic
Everyday life
Expat life in the UK between the Brexit and ...
Angelica is originally from Verbania, Italy. It's been nearly ten years since she moved to the UK, hungry for independence and new experiences. She has also spent a year in Germany for her studies before going back to the UK and is currently in the process of obtaining British citizenship. She talks to us about living in London as an expat between Brexit and the Covid pandemic.
The
Tanzania
The "hakuna matata" life of an expat ...
Virginie, a French expat, has an uncommon story. In 2020, she decided to follow her heart to Tanzania, which opened the doors for her to a world of opportunities. Having a rich career in many fields, Virginie is now happy to run her own business and enjoys the "hakuna matata" lifestyle.
From England to Salvador in the name of love
Everyday life
From England to Salvador in the name of love
Originally from England, Kim had never heard of El Salvador before moving there. It is her love, met online, that led her miles away from her country. Today, they have three children and a cosy family life in Latin America. Kim talks to Expat.com about her adventure.
Campaigning for the rights of expat children in the Netherlands
Everyday life
Campaigning for the rights of expat children ...
Originally from Ecuador, Andrea is a mom and lawyer who has been living in the Netherlands for nine years now. After the country introduced a travel ban for family members from outside the European Union, she started a campaign for helping expat children in the Netherlands reunite with their parents and grandparents. But in May 2021, the government finally lifted this entry ban under certain conditions. Andrea talks to Expat.com about the impact of this campaign and expat children's rights in the Netherlands.
Marcie around the world: The adventures of a trailing spouse
Everyday life
Marcie around the world: The adventures of a ...
It's been more than a decade since Marcie, a US expat, has been following her spouse around the world for his career. The COVID-19 pandemic has got her stuck in California as her husband prepares for a solo move to Shanghai. Marcie talks to us about her adventures around the world and a book she recently wrote about marriage and compromise for trailing spouses.
The journey of an expat from Spain to Australia
Everyday life
The journey of an expat from Spain to ...
It's been more than a decade since Laura, who is of Spanish origin, relocated abroad. She currently lives in Australia, a country she fell in love with during a trip from New Zealand. Today, Laura is a Purpose Coach & Expat Mentor in Sydney. She talks to us about her new expats adventure amid the pandemic.
The adventures of an Expat Life and Mindset Coach in Chile
Everyday life
The adventures of an Expat Life and Mindset ...
Originally from Spain with German roots, Anja has been travelling since her early childhood. Growing up in Kenya, she studied in the UK before relocating to Chile, a country she had good memories from. Today, Anja von Dessauer is an Expat Life and Mindset Coach. She talks to us about culture shock and the challenges of making a new country your home.
Navine Eldesouki, founder of Coffee with Expat Women:
Work
Navine Eldesouki, founder of Coffee with ...
Navine Eldesouki is the amazing soul behind Coffee with Expat Women, a group providing support to expat women around the world. As an expat woman who built her life and family in different countries, leaving Australia at the age of 20, she is more than aware of the challenges faced by expat women around the world. So she decided to create a space where they can express themselves, share experiences, and get support and advice. 
This Russian expat constantly reinvents herself around the world
Everyday life
This Russian expat constantly reinvents ...
Marina is an adventurous expat from Russia. Mum of two bi-cultural children, she has travelled and lived in many countries before relocating to French Guiana in January 2021, amid the pandemic. She talks to us about her quest for a better life for her family and herself.
The journey of an eco expat from Russia to the US
Everyday life
The journey of an eco expat from Russia to ...
Originally from Russia, Pyotr has been travelling the world since he was a baby. Today, he lives in the US after visiting some 80 countries around the world. What's special about Pyotr is his concept of sustainable living as an expat.
From Ohio to Istanbul: The powerful journey of an Afro-American expat woman
Everyday life
From Ohio to Istanbul: The powerful journey ...
Candice Smith is originally from Ohio, in the US. Her journey as an expat started at a very young age. Since then, she has been travelling the world, exploring cultures and learning languages. Today, she lives in Istanbul with her mum and daughter, with a rich career as an entrepreneur and beauty professional. She is also the author of two published books "The Black Girl's Guide to Being Blissfully Feminine" and "A Girl's Guide to Being A Lady in Waiting". Meet this passionate and determined Afro-American expat woman.
From inmates to the blind: Vernon, 19 years of helping others abroad
Everyday life
From inmates to the blind: Vernon, 19 years ...
It was a rather unfortunate turn of events that pushed Vernon and his wife, both American citizens, to move to Belize in 2001. But it was never a decision that they regretted. In fact, the couple put their time, knowledge and resources into helping others build a better life for themselves. First with inmates at the Belize Central prison and today with blind, unemployed young people in Panama. Here is his story.
The European Dream: Chelsea in London!
The European Dream: Chelsea in London!
Chelsea has been living in London for just over a year now but she has been dreaming about this life since she was a little girl. Europe has always been Chelsea's place to be. Our American girl documents her life abroad on her blog The Portable Wife.
Jacob found happiness in Taiwan !
Jacob found happiness in Taiwan !
The blogger behind Taiwan Foreigner initially left the USA for a semester abroad. It has been over a year and he is not planning on going back soon. The young Jacob fell in love with life in Taiwan and shares his love for the country on his blog.
And then we... interviewed Mariam!
And then we... interviewed Mariam!
Mariam Navaid Ottimofiore became an expatriate at just two months old. This economist turned expat writer is now inspiring others while raising two multicultural and multilingual kids...
Kata writes... about Mexico!
Everyday life
Kata writes... about Mexico!
Last month, Katariina celebrated the first anniversary of her baby, her blog- Kata Writes! A blog about taco diapering, drinking real Tequila for the first time and all sorts of anecdotes about a Finn in Mexico... (there are many!)
"Do it! You'll regret not going or wish you ...
Today, Maya, an LA girl, is living with her husband in Singapore and expecting her first child. But Maya has not always had a companion on her Expat adventures. Indeed, a few years ago, right after college, young Maya left the US to teach in the Philippines, satisfying an urge to live abroad she's always had. In an interview to Expat.com, Maya tells us all about her expat adventures and her blog Maya the Explorer.
An English girl in Sydney: Annabel Symonds, full disclosure
Australia
An English girl in Sydney: Annabel Symonds ...
Behind the blog Londoner in Sydney, is Annabel Symonds. Seven years ago, travel enthusiast Annabel followed the love of her life to Sydney. Since then, the pair have travelled the world, taken Londoner in Sydney to new heights and attempted to move back to England. Annabel's blog has been featured in the Top 25 Expat blogs in the World by Feedspot and Top 10 Australia Expat blog by International Money Transfers. She tells us all about her thrilling expat life in the Land Down Under!

Other Types

One million workers in 2023: A result of the Polish economic miracle?
Poland
One million workers in 2023: A result of the ...
One could call it the "Polish economic miracle". With sustained growth and low unemployment, the country presents many benefits for foreign workers. The war in Ukraine has also played a major role in the increase in the number of migrant workers. But what are the opportunities available for foreigners in Poland?
Luxembourg struggles to hire foreign talent
Luxembourg
Luxembourg struggles to hire foreign talent
Attracting international talent is no easy thing. Faced with a severe labor shortage, Luxembourg is finding it hard to hire foreign talent. Aware of the current situation, the government recently introduced a new tax incentive for highly qualified foreigners. But will that be enough to attract foreign talent?
Teaching abroad: What are your prospects in 2023?
Work
Teaching abroad: What are your prospects in ...
Teachers must take many things into consideration when moving abroad. Are there enough vacancies in education abroad? Should they apply to public or private schools? How can they get their degree and teaching license recognized in another country? In 2023, it's more complicated than before to get employed as a foreign teacher in Gulf countries and in China. Meanwhile, many European countries are in dire need of expat teachers.
How to have a thriving career abroad
Work
How to have a thriving career abroad
How should you plan your career abroad? Whether you have a promise of employment or are leaving to search for your dream job, setting goals is essential to envision your project better. So what should you focus on, professionally and personally? And what should be done? Let's take a look at the issues and get some practical advice.
What does the US Tech sector crisis mean for expats?
USA
What does the US Tech sector crisis mean for ...
Following years of euphoria and a strong hiring trend in the early days of COVID, uncertainty took over the US Tech sector. Successive waves of layoffs worldwide have left thousands of employees in shock. The situation is particularly critical in the United States, with foreigners forced by their visas to find a job quickly. But what led to such a huge surge in layoffs? What is the future of the US tech sector, and how are foreign workers impacted?
Working abroad: Perks of gaining first-time experience in farming 
Work
Working abroad: Perks of gaining first-time ...
Agriculture is a field in need of short-term workers in various countries. Multiple farming jobs, notably fruit picking, don't require previous experience. These jobs are a great choice for young people looking to make some money while discovering the world or even older adults who want to take a sabbatical year. Canada, New Zealand and Australia are all in great need of permanent and temporary agricultural workers.