Building A Food And Beverage Business In China

Carlie: Hello again, it’s Carlie with the Expat Focus Podcast. Have you heard about our email course for new expats? You can check it out on our website, Simply sign up to our monthly newsletter to get free access. Today’s guest built a successful business – and brand – around her passport country’s most popular … Read more

Making A Career Change Abroad

 Carlie: Hi there, it’s Carlie. Welcome to another year of Expat Focus podcasts. We’re kicking off 2023 with an episode about life and career change, which tends to go hand-in-hand with a decision to move abroad. It’s certainly true for me. Actually, this year marks 10 years since I decided to quit my job … Read more

Christmastime In South Korea And Spain

 Carlie: Hey there, it’s Carlie with the Expat Focus Podcast.  It’s another festive themed episode! We’re discussing Christmastime in South Korea and Spain with American expat and English teacher, Jesse Sweed. We talk about festive activities in the classroom, the perils of the Secret Santa gift, Spain’s Three Kings Day and how Jesse’s experience … Read more

Festive Traditions In Japan

 Carlie: Hey there, it’s Carlie with the Expat Focus podcast. Did you know that fried chicken is a Christmas tradition in Japan? And that the festive season is more about romance and gift giving between couples than arranging presents for the kids? Former expat and current Japanese tour company founder Nicki has lots of … Read more

Expat Life In Croatia

 Carlie: Hello there, it’s Carlie with the Expat Focus Podcast. When American Sara Dyson moved to Croatia in 2012, she couldn’t find any local resources in English to help her. So as she figured things out – like residency and healthcare, Croatian culture and learning the language, she posted about it on her website,, … Read more

Living And Working In Rwanda

 Carlie: Hey there, it’s Carlie with the Expat Focus podcast. I’m happy to report that we now have over a thousand subscribers on YouTube! So thank you if you’re among the people who clicked that ‘subscribe’ button to show your support. The Expat Focus YouTube channel is the place to go if you want to watch … Read more

Finding A Better Work-Life Balance In Berlin

 Carlie: Hey there, it’s Carlie with the Expat Focus Podcast. Have you ever visited a city in a foreign country, and just felt immediately at home? That was Laurel Wright’s experience whilst on a solo European holiday from the USA. Wanting to escape the hustle culture of LA, she decided to pack up her … Read more

The Realities Of Life In Rural France

 Carlie: Hey there it’s Carlie with the Expat Focus Podcast. Are you subscribed to the Expat Focus channel on YouTube? We’re approaching our first milestone of 1,000 subscribers. You can help us reach it, by searching ‘Expat Focus’ and hitting that red ‘subscribe’ button. Do you have your eye on a rundown old property … Read more

An American Girl In Italy

 Carlie: Welcome to another episode of the Expat Focus podcast. I’m your host Carlie, an Aussie living in France, and today’s guest is an accidental social media influencer. American, Kacie Rose Burns has amassed a community of over one million people across TikTok and Instagram. And it all started with a little video she … Read more

Living And Thriving As A Black Woman In Spain

Joining me today is award-winning podcaster and Business Strategist, Christine Job. She has spent the past five years living in Valencia in Spain, and her podcast, Flourish in the Foreign, celebrates the voices and stories of black women, and women of colour, who are – just like her – living and thriving internationally.

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