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De Sevilla a Ciudad de México: Mexperiencia

08 October, 2018 07:27  Erin Erin

mexperiencia Me llamo Fátima, soy de Sevilla y vivo en la Ciudad de México.

1. ¿Por qué se fue al extranjero?
Quería salir de mi ciudad y conocer un poco el mundo.  Llegué a México trabajando en una empresa española y me enamoré de México y de paso empecé una familia.



From Russia to USA: Travel Eat Blog

02 July, 2018 20:38  Erin Erin

Eat Travel Blog USA Hi, my name is Marina, I was born in the south of Russia, in a city called Volgograd (formerly known as Stalingrad). I now live in the United States, I just finished college and I am ready to explore the world.

1.    Why did you move abroad?
I went to the United States as a high school exchange student. I spent a year learning English, living in a host family and going to an American high school. It was a free program: students from some European and Asian countries are given a chance every year at a competition and they can win a year abroad in the US. It was a wonderful experience, I learned the language, made friends across the world and travelled more than I ever have!

After I returned home to Russia, I applied for a couple of colleges in Moscow and a couple in the United States.
I decided to come back to the US and see what new adventures it will bring. Since then I graduated college and studied abroad in Spain and got my first job in America. I still strive to explore the world as much as I can, and I am planning on going to graduate school, too. Still more adventures to come!



From Maine to Brazil to UAE back to the USA: Whole-hearted Traveler

16 April, 2018 08:25  Erin Erin My name is Stacey and I am from Maine.  I moved abroad to work as an international teacher.  I lived in Brazil, Senegal, Argentina, and the U.A.E. After 10 years, overseas, I returned to the U.S.  and have been going through the transition of repatriation.

1.    Why did you move abroad?
I moved back to the U.S. because I wanted to make a career change and obtain a master’s degree.  I was very sad to leave my expat life behind and return to the U.S. so I decided to move to a new city. That way it would still feel new and exciting and I could still explore new places.  I choose to move to Austin, Texas which turned out to be great, perhaps too great!  Right away I meet my now partner which has been awesome however he wanted to get his Ph.D. and we ended up moving to a Denton, which is a small college town in Texas.

This has been an interesting move for me, although I am accustomed to moving in the past all the decision we’re mine because I was single.   Now I have moved because of another person’s purpose to a not so exotic place to live.


From Germany to the USA: Share the Love

02 April, 2018 09:27  Erin Erin

Share the Love My name is Kate, I was born in Germany and moved to the States about a year ago. I also lived and worked in Spain, Taiwan, and the UK and I love to see myself as a global citizen with European roots.

1.    Why did you move abroad?
My husband was offered a job in Chicago and we both have been excited to experience another culture and mentality.

2.    How do you make a living?
Back in Germany, I had a career as a Marketing and Business Development consultant. Here in the US, I decided against the constricting corporate world with only few vacation days and decided to take the step into self-employment. I share my experience of being an Expat Partner on my website and started my journey to become a coach for Expat Partners.



De la France aux Etats Unis : Juliette in St. Joe

08 February, 2018 08:00  Expat Interviews Expat Interviews

Juliette in St. Joe, Juliette- jumpingoffwestJe m'appelle Juliette, je suis née et j'ai grandi à Paris. J'ai aujourd'hui 29 ans et je vis à St. Joseph, Missouri aux Etats-Unis depuis ... peu de temps ! (quelques mois environ)

1. Pourquoi êtes-vous partis à l'étranger ?

Pour travailler, en l'occurrence : enseigner le français dans une université américaine !
J'ai travaillé pendant 4 ans dans le monde des musées et de la culture, en France et ailleurs, et j'ai décidé de me réorienter vers l'enseignement du FLE (Français Langue Etrangère) il y a un an. Suite à plusieurs candidatures, mon dossier a été retenu pour partir enseigner sur un campus américain grâce au programme Fulbright, et c'est cette opportunité-là que j'ai choisie !


De Paris au Canada : Off to Montréal

25 January, 2018 08:00  Expat Interviews Expat Interviews

Marine - Off to MontréalBonjour, je m’appelle Marine. J’ai 28 ans, je viens de Paris et je vis depuis 9 mois à Montréal au Canada.

1. Pourquoi êtes-vous partis à l'étranger ?

J’ai toujours fait des aller retours en Amérique de Nord depuis 5 ans. Ma première expatriation était en 2012 à Montréal pour un stage de fin d’études pendant 6 mois. Puis je suis partie vivre un an en Floride en 2013-2014. J’avais acquis depuis une certaine stabilité personnelle et professionnelle en France, mais l’envie de repartir était trop importante. En 2017, grâce au permis de travail PVT je suis revenue au Canada.


From Paris to San Francisco: FromParistoSF

22 January, 2018 08:37  Erin Erin

Elena San FranciscoHello, my name is Elena, also known as FromParistoSF on social media. I was born in Paris, France, and I moved to San Francisco, Bay Area five years ago to fulfill a dream.

1.    Why did you move abroad?
My husband and I moved together to the Bay Area because we were sharing a common dream, living and working in the United States. He was the one who got a job here, so it made it easier for us to come. 

Without hesitating a second, we left everything behind us, and decided to fly for the Silicon Valley!


From London to Toronto: I Spy Pretty Places

15 January, 2018 10:30  Erin Erin

I spy pretty placesVan, I'm from London, England and I am currently living in Toronto.

1. Why did you move abroad?
Originally in search of a different lifestyle with better work-life balance.

2. How do you make a living?
I work in Education. In previous countries I have worked in international schools. In Canada, I haven't found work as a teacher but in a related field.  It's always an adjustment working in a new country. Employment practices don't always match up with what you are used to back home. I've always enjoyed getting to know the families I have worked with and the children have just been amazing. Children are children no matter where they are in the world.


De la France au soleil californien : The Frenchy Way

28 December, 2017 08:50  Expat Interviews Expat Interviews

Elisabeth - The Frenchy WayMoi, c'est Elisabeth, celle qui se cache derrière Je viens de Lyon et j'habite désormais à Santa Cruz, en Californie. Une petite ville de la côte ouest des États-Unis, pays du surf, du skate et de la cool attitude !

1. Pourquoi êtes-vous partis à l'étranger ?

L'aventure a commencé grâce à mon mari qui a décroché un poste à Santa Cruz mais c'est un projet à 2. Nous avions envie de changement. C'était le bon moment pour voir du pays : en bonne santé, jeunes, beaux, intelligents, sans enfants (rayez les mentions inutiles).


De Paris à Miami : smadjita

30 November, 2017 08:00  Expat Interviews Expat Interviews

Smadjita - StéphanieStéphanie, 36 ans et maman cool, je suis parisienne de coeur. J'ai troqué ma vie dans la plus belle ville du monde (sans chauvinisme) pour Miami Beach, ville ou il y a la mer, les palmiers et du soleil 350 sur 365 depuis un peu plus d'un an.

1. Pourquoi êtes-vous partis à l'étranger ?

Un nouveau challenge, envie de changement! On n'a qu'une vie non ;-)

Pour vivre une expérience hors du commun en famille, pour apprendre des autres et sur soi, pour apprendre l'anglais aussi bien sur (bien qu'à Miami cela soit un peu compliqué), pour accompagner mon mari dans son rêve américain et pour appréhender une autre culture et voir la vie différement


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