Gemma Laing, Jeddah

Who are you? I’m Gemma. I’m a 32-year-old oncology nurse from Leeds, UK. Where, when and why did you move abroad? March 2012, I decided I was bored, stuck in a rut and needed a new adventure.I started looking half-heartedly into nursing abroad. One thing led to another and I ended up at an open … Read more

Kristine MacMillan, Riyadh

Who are you? I’m Kristine, a Canadian nurse who currently lives and works in Saudi Arabia. I’ve spend most of my career working outisde of Canada- about 10 years in the US over the years and just over 4 years in the Middle East.Where, when and why did you move abroad? I first moved to … Read more

Giovanna, Riyadh

Who are you? I’m Giovanna, I’m an Italian wife and mother of 3 daughters. Where, when and why did you move abroad? From one year I live in Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, we moved to my husband’s work.What challenges did you face during the move? To come in Saudi Arabia need a visa, there are … Read more

Lynne Charnley, Riyadh

My name is Lynne Charnley and I worked in Riyadh and Dammam in Saudi Arabia from May 2008 to November 2009. Having been made redundant in the UK I was looking for work, and a friend of mine was acting as a consultant to a Saudi airline, he suggested me to the airline and it … Read more

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