Travelling Internationally During A Global Pandemic

   CARLIE: Hey there, it’s Carlie with the Expat Focus podcast. Did you know, we film a lot of our interviews now? So, if you’re not already watching this one, head over to YouTube, search ‘Expat Focus’ and don’t forget to subscribe. Is it ok to travel for pleasure during the global pandemic? How … Read more

Meet The Expat Helping Women To Grow And Flourish Abroad

 Carlie: Hey there, it’s Carlie with the Expat Focus Podcast. Finding your tribe, family, community, whatever you like to call it, is so important when you move to a new place. Expats Angelina and Bonny know this first hand, having moved to the UK from Poland and France. They started their business, International School … Read more

Time Travel

In Hong Kong, we recently celebrated the Ching Ming festival, an annual commemoration of ancestors and, consequently, a poignant time of year when family memories are foremost in our thoughts. Thus, delving filially into the past, I often find it tricky to rationalise the circumstances which took hold right from when my parents first arrived … Read more

Covid-19’s Impact On Expat Students And International Education

Carlie: Hey there, it’s Carlie with the Expat Focus podcast. If you’re a first-time listener, welcome. We cover all aspects of living abroad on this show, so be sure to roll back to check out previous episodes. Just a few of my favourite interviews include: – Ashley Bartner, who runs a farm, inn and cooking … Read more

Norm, International Expat

Who are you? I am a 65-year-old man who left the US permanently in Feb., 2019. Until 2016 I really never had any international traveling experience, but a three-week speaking tour in Amsterdam, Prague and Warsaw allowed me to spend 19 days on the road and really appreciate the difference between the “European Way” and … Read more

Sundae Schneider-Bean

Sundae, you've lived in various locations around the world: what have you found most challenging about being an expat? I have lived in multiple locations over the last 20 years: the most long-term being Switzerland, Burkina Faso, and South Africa. The challenges have changed as my life has taken shape, contexts shift and time passes.Perhaps … Read more

Lara Dunston

Who are you? I’m an Australian travel and food writer. I have a popular travel site called Grantourismo, which I publish with my photographer husband Terence Carter, that started as a travel blog eight years ago. That’s my main focus these days.However, I’ve written for some of the best publications over the years, from newspapers … Read more

Elizabeth Earle, Marseille

Who are you? My name is Elizabeth Earle, I am an artist and author from England. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I first officially left England in November.I was incredibly tired of not knowing in which direction my life was going, unhappy with the 9-5pm lifestyle and wondering if my life really … Read more

Bethany, Serial Expat

Who are you? My name is Bethany, and I am an elementary educator and reading specialist. I started teaching in California, USA before I moved overseas to teach at international schools.I have now lived in 5 different countries and traveled to over 50 countries. My goal through my job as an educator is to encourage … Read more

Julie Callahan, Global Nomad

Who are you? I am Julie Callahan, 59 years old and a retired IBMer who has sold everything and now lives nomadically.Where, when and why did you move abroad? First, I moved to Bratislava, Slovakia in September of 2011 for my job. After 18 months in Slovakia, my husband and I moved to Budapest, Hungary, … Read more

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