Starting A Cohousing Community In Greece

Carlie: Hey there, it’s Carlie with the Expat Focus Podcast. Finding or creating a sense of community can be a real challenge when you live abroad. Greek American Pare Gerou is building hers from the ground up in the form of a cohousing community in southern Greece. So what is cohousing and just how ‘communal’ … Read more

Moving Abroad After 30

Carlie: Hey there! It’s Carlie with another episode of the Expat Focus Podcast. It’s one thing to dream about living life in another country, but it can be quite daunting to make that dream a reality. Especially if you’re, say, a little bit older than fresh out of college. Today’s guest, Cepee Tabibian, tried and failed … Read more

Moving To The Netherlands On The DAFT Visa

Carlie: Hey there, it’s Carlie with the Expat Focus Podcast. The Covid Pandemic has been a catalyst for change for so many of us. How are you living your life differently to before the year 2020? Husband and wife, Michelle and Alex, actually had a big move abroad in mind before the global shutdown derailed … Read more

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, expatfocus.com. 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, expatincroatia.com, … 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