Carissa Hickling, Mumbai

Who are you? I am Carissa, originally from Canada, call India home while working and traveling around Asia. My profession is consulting with a focus on the people side of the equation. My passions are music, theatre, art, reading, writing and I’m a bit of a ‘Whisky Lady’ too! Where, when and why did you … Read more

Deborah and Jon, Bangalore

Who are you? We are a family of three – Deborah, Jon and Myles (11) – originally from Toronto, Canada but our home is in London, UK. Where, when and why did you move abroad? We moved to Bangalore, India in September 2013. The timing and location were ideal for us. Deborah had been director … Read more

Lauren Mokasdar, Nagpur

Who are you? Hello, my name is Lauren and I am originally from England. I have a master’s degree in pharmacy, but I have now left my career as a pharmacist behind and followed my heart on a one-way ticket to India. Where, when and why did you move abroad? Nagpur is now my home, … Read more

Eli, Mumbai

Who are you? I am Eli, 1/4 of a Greek Norwegian family. We have lived in Norway and Greece, and I have always been working full time. Where, when and why did you move abroad? Summer 2012 we (husband, 2 teenagers and I) left Europe and moved to Mumbai, India, because my husband was sent … Read more

Gabriela Steiner, Bangalore

Who are you? I’m Gabriela Steiner, a graduate of University of Graz, Austria, with a BSc in Environmental Sciences and a Master in Business Administration. I have studied in Montreal, Canada for six months. Where, when and why did you move abroad? After finishing my MBA, I moved to India in May 2011. Since then, … Read more

Elizabeth Huesing, Chennai

What do you do when you are a divorced 50 year-old mother of two, whose empty nest has suddenly materialized? Well, after visiting an ashram in South India in early 2011, I accepted a job in the city of Chennai (formerly Madras) as a software trainer. I packed my bags and moved to Southeast Asia … Read more

Dave and Jenny, Delhi

We’re Dave and Jenny, two ex-New Yorkers who felt that the Big Apple just wasn’t big enough. And so it was off to India…! We left in November, 2007, for Dave’s job: he worked for an advertising agency, and they needed some help in the Delhi office. What challenges did you face during the move? … Read more