Europe


From Chicago to Germany: Courtney the Ami

26 May, 2014 10:18  Erin Erin

Courtney the Ami My name is Courtney, and I am an American from Chicago that has been living in Germany for about a year now.

1. Why did you move abroad?
After always wanting to study abroad, I finally found the opportunity to during my senior year of college. Since I had been studying German for 5 years, Germany was my country of choice. When my semester abroad came to an end, however, all I could think about was going back. So about one year after graduation, that is just what I did.
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From California to Paris: The Chic Adventurer

19 May, 2014 08:59  Erin Erin

chic adventurerLeslie Patrick is an American turned world nomad, currently residing in France. She writes about her incessant travels on her blog, The Chic Adventurer.

1. Why did you move abroad?
After I got divorced when I was 29, I felt like I needed a change in my life. I sold my house, packed two suitcases and moved to South Korea to teach English. Since then, I’ve made the switch to a permanent expat lifestyle.
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From Greece to the USA to Switzerland: Diary of a Move

12 May, 2014 09:54  Erin Erin

Diary of a Move Hi, I’m Katia Vlachos. I’m Greek, grew up in Greece (though I was born and spent the first four years of my life in Cameroon) but have lived outside my “passport country” for almost 20 years now – in the U.S. (Boston and Los Angeles), France, the Netherlands, Austria and, most recently, Switzerland.

1. Why did you move abroad?
The first time I moved away from Greece was when I was 24 to go to graduate school in the United States. I had a strong feeling that I would not be returning home after that – and I didn’t. I met my future husband in graduate school and we decided that we wanted to live in France…so we moved to Paris. There were several other moves after that, driven by educational/professional opportunities, personal circumstances or a mix of those.
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From North Staffordshire to Abruzzo: A Life On Shuffle

28 April, 2014 09:49  Erin Erin

A Life on Shuffle Barry Lillie, originally from North Staffordshire, England now living in Abruzzo, Italy.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I fell in love with Italy back in 1980 and kept coming back and eventually realised this is where I wanted to live. I know it sounds corny, but it just felt like this was where I was supposed to be. As I work from home, I can work anywhere so it seemed the right thing to do and with budget flights I can be in the UK if I need to be in a couple of hours.
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From England to Ariège: Foothills of France

14 April, 2014 08:09  Erin Erin

Foothills of France My name is Nadia Jordan and I am English but have somehow ended up living out here in the little known region of the Ariège in South West France. The Ariège is a beautiful, unspoiled region tucked in the foothills and valleys of the Pyrénées national park but still only an hour from Toulouse, the second fastest growing city in France. I moved here eleven years ago with my husband, a pilot, our three children (now four) and far too many dogs and cats to a house that is and will probably always be, an ongoing project.

1. Why did you move abroad?
Because we could; I was a freelance writer and could work from anywhere as could my husband. Our children were still young enough to adapt to pretty much anything we could throw at them but we knew that, the older they got, the harder it would get to move them. Hence, we decided it was now or never to sell the house and try out a foreign lifestyle for while.
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From England to California to Barcelona: Barcelona Blonde

07 April, 2014 09:59  Erin Erin

hola yessica Hello! I’m Jessica, I’m 25, and I’m originally from England. I grew up in southern California and now I live in beautiful Barcelona, Spain.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I’d studied abroad in Barcelona for a summer and that just wasn’t enough time. I fell completely in love with the city and knew I had to come back. I decided that after graduating college was a pretty good time to get my Barcelona fix in. Two weeks after I got my diploma, I landed here.
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From the Ukraine to the USA to the Netherlands: On the Same Page

24 March, 2014 10:10  Erin Erin

On the Same Page

Hi, I’m Alla! “Where are you from?” is question that I always follow up with “Well, how far back do you want me to go?”  I was born in Ukraine, then when I was 10 my family moved to New York.  I went to college in Illinois and studied abroad in Spain and Italy. A brief stint in California followed, you know, to surf in Malibu, and admire some real cowboys.

This is when I realized that “home” is not about a geographic location, it’s about what you internalize by living there. I now find myself back on the European continent, this time my home is in the green and lush Netherlands living with my husband and our two little boys.  
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From Cape Town to the Netherlands: Elizabeth Joss

06 March, 2014 08:06  Erin Erin

Elizabeth Joss I’m Elizabeth Joss, writer and blogger, born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. I now live in The Netherlands. Before arriving here I lived like a gypsy and travelled out of a single suitcase for six months during 2013. During these six months I worked remotely for an online marketing company which funded my travels. I moved to The Netherlands in the middle of 2013 in order to take up a new job and to focus on my career.    

1. Why did you move abroad?
I initially moved abroad to be able to travel around Europe. After a stint of travelling/working remotely, I knew I wanted to further my career and explore more concrete work opportunities in Europe.
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From Ireland to Valletta: How to Malta

27 February, 2014 10:02  Erin Erin

how to malta An Irish expat's guide to living and working in Malta. Full of advice and recommendations, about the good and the bad of this curious country.

1. Why did you move abroad?
Sunshine was the primary motivating factor, I was following the sun and hoping I would find a better lifestyle.

2. How do you make a living?
I started off by teaching English, and then moved on to the thriving internet gaming sector.
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From Las Vegas to London: Girl in London

24 February, 2014 09:11  Erin Erin

girl in London Hi! I’m Cheylene, an American living in London. My backstory is a little complicated. I moved to London from Las Vegas, which is where I went to university. However, I spent most of my time in the US living in Northern California in a small town called Davis. Before that I lived near Savannah, Georgia in and even smaller town called Hinesville and before that I spent some time in Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.

1. Why did you move abroad?
There are so many reasons! If I had to narrow it down, the main reason why I moved to England was because I wanted to see the world and experience life from a non-American perspective. I was also really inspired by my dad; he’s lived in and worked in four different countries (Korea, Thailand, Germany, USA), and I grew up listening to all his stories from his experiences around the world. Now that I’ve made the move abroad, I feel like I have some stories of my own that I’ll have to look back on when I get older.
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