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Slovakia

Expat Experiences > Slovakia

Slovakia

Naomi Huzovicova, Near Bratislava

Posted by: Anonymous on Saturday October 03, 2015 (08:39:26)   (857 Reads)
Naomi Huzovicova
Who are you?

My name is Naomi, I'm from a small mountain village in British Columbia, Canada. I've lived in Slovakia for 10 years with my husband and (now) four children.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

My husband and I met going to college in the USA. I finished my last semester of college in Austria on a study abroad program and then came to Slovakia in 2004.   more ...

Expat Experiences > Slovakia

Slovakia

Nicola Clarke, Bratislava

Posted by: Carole on Sunday October 27, 2013 (22:41:43)   (2987 Reads)
Nicola Clarke
Who are you?

I am Nicola, a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) teacher, based in Exeter Devon, in the south west of England. I have moved around a bit before settling here in Devon, having originally come from New Zealand, and lived in Bratislava (in Slovakia) and London on the way.
It’s the fact that I lived in Bratislava that I am writing this today!

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

In 2007, after finishing my Masters degree in Philosophy, I was at a bit of a lose end and really didn’t know what my next step was going to be.   more ...

Expat Experiences > Slovakia

Slovakia

Margarete Minar, Bratislava

Posted by: Carole on Friday December 09, 2011 (21:36:08)   (1458 Reads)
My name is Margarete Minar. I'm a native Californian who decided that I wanted to have a year abroad to experience life from a different part of the world, and to gain a new perspective on how things can be done differently. My year abroad turned out to be five years in total. I simply loved it and one year wasn't enough.

I moved to Slovakia in central Europe in 1999 and stayed until 2005. I chose Slovakia because I had known some Slovak Americans (Americans of Slovak ancestry) in my home town and was somewhat familiar with the country. Also, I wanted to teach English and knew that my chances of finding work would probably be easier in "Eastern Europe" rather than in the west of Europe.   more ...