Gloria, Edinburgh

Who are you? My name is Gloria, and I am Italian, bubbly and a travel lover. I am 25 years old and living in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I moved to Scotland about seven years ago. I decided to study and get my undergraduate degree here … Read more

Bonny, UK

Who are you? My name is Bonny. I am a 46-year-old. I am French, the mother of two lovely girls, and have been living in the UK for over 20 years. Having worked since 2000 as an operations manager in the professional training and coaching industry, I was feeling quite stressed and overwhelmed, so I … Read more

Cinthya Lechat, Brighton

Who are you? My name is Cinthya. I am a 26-year-old French woman and Happiness Coach, who currently lives in Brighton in the UK. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I first moved to Germany in 2014 for an Erasmus exchange programme. I have also been an expat in Australia, where I worked … Read more

Kevin, International Expat

Who are you? My name is Kevin, I’m French, from Paris. I am an International HR Professional and a great travel addict ;)I have completed a few expatriations. Now I am a cruise ship officer, exploring the world. In addition, I am a blogger in my spare time, trying to share my experience and my … Read more

Chiara Cubeta, London

Who are you? I’m Chiara, I’m Italian and 27 years old. Where, when and why did you move abroad? Travelling is really my great passion in life. This is also why I moved to London almost two years ago, I like the fact that in this city you can live and breathe a multicultural atmosphere.I … Read more

Christine Frey, Chester

Who are you? My name is Christine Frey, I am from Germany and now living and working in the UK.I am the co-founder of Live Your Perfect Day. I love networking with people all around the world, learning languages, travelling and spending quality time with my family and friends. Where, when and why did you … Read more

Benjamin Houy, London

Who are you? I am Benjamin Houy, a 26-year-old Frenchman living in London and founder of French Together, a blog I created to help American and British expats learn French. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I moved to South Korea in 2011 to teach French and English as part of a French … Read more

Jacqui Paterson, Buckinghamshire

Who are you? Jacqui Paterson, journalist, mum of two, and lifestyle blogger. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I left New Zealand in 1998 for several reasons.I was 25 and desperate for a new work/life challenge and I was completely fed up with the weather in ‘Windy Wellington’. Firstly, I moved to Sydney, … Read more

Lena, Cambridge

Who are you? My name is Lena and I moved from Germany to the UK in 2015 together with my husband who is a PhD student at the University of Cambridge.I’m currently working as Content Marketing Specialist in the education industry and I’m blogging about expat life in England on my website. What challenges did … Read more

Jordan White, London

Who are you? I’m Jordan White, I am 26 and originally from Northern Ireland.I work freelance in political commentary and writing. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I moved to London in November 2016, I did it for a combination of reasons – I’ve always loved London, it is one of my favourite … Read more

Maaike, London

Who are you? I’m Maaike, marketing executive in the tourism industry, blogger and freelance writer. I’m an expat in London, UK, from the south of the Netherlands. Where, when and why did you move abroad? The first time I moved abroad was back in 2012.That was to London to do an internship for six months. … Read more

Megan, London

Who are you? I’m Megan, a 27 year old Australian girl who’s been an expat in London and exploring Europe for the past 5 years. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I moved to the UK in 2012, when I was 22 years old.I was always drawn to England, particularly London as my … Read more

Bronnie Mayho, Hertfordshire

Who are you? I am Bronnie Mayho, once Bronwyn Hattaway.Where, when and why did you move abroad? I moved to Britain originally in the 1990’s but moved home and back several times during that decade, finally settling in SW London in 1997. What challenges did you face during the move? Leaving my parents was the … Read more

Ashley Finlay, Edinburgh

Who are you? My name is Ashley and I am originally a Florida girl, but made Washington, DC my home.I moved to Scotland two years ago, due to a thing called love, and started my blog to share my adventures and unique outlook on living and working abroad. Where, when and why did you move … Read more

Sonja Thomson, Edinburgh

Who are you? I’m Sonja, originally from New Zealand but now based in Scotland, and I write about travel and expat life on my blog, Migrating Miss. I love travelling (obviously), finding unique cafes where I can sample the coffee and cake, and pushing myself out of my comfort zone with adventure activities. I started … Read more

Emma Creese, London

Who are you? As a travel-addicted dreamer – although it’s hard to tell from my developing English accent – I originate from New Zealand, also known as Aoteoroa, Middle Earth, Hobbitland or Land of the Long White Cloud. As a country, we are known as ‘Kiwis’; not necessarily the small furry-skinned brown fruit, but named … Read more

Alessandra, London

Who are you? My name is Alessandra and I am a positive and fun loving person who loves writing, photography and travel. Where, when and why did you move abroad? Originally from Brazil, I decided to move overseas almost 10 years ago. My first destination was Melbourne, Australia, then I moved to California in the … Read more

Estelle Van De Velde, London

Who are you? My name is Estelle Van de Velde. I am a Belgian writer and book blogger, expat in London. I’ve been public relations manager for a football club before daring to move to another country. Then I did a Creative Writing MA at Brunel University London and worked for three months as a … Read more

Amanda, London

Who are you? I’m an American transplant in England. I’m originally from New Mexico, specifically from Albuquerque (of “Breaking Bad” fame). I trained as an actress and freelance any way I can. My most passionate hobby is my blog, Rhyme & Ribbons. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I fell in love with … Read more

Tudor Stanescu, Colchester

Who are you? Before moving to England the first time, I was a recent university graduate, working as a Data Analyst for a one of the largest grocery retailers in Canada. As a Commerce graduate which specialized in Marketing, as you can imagine I was not very fond of my position as a Data Analyst, … Read more

Julie Falconer, London

Who are you? I am a London-based travel blogger and speaker. I’m originally from San Francisco, and moved to London after leaving a career in finance. I started writing my blog, A Lady in London, when I moved to the UK. Originally it was a way to keep in touch with people back home and … Read more

Rami Kremesti, Manchester

Who are you? My name is Rami Kremesti, I am a water treatment specialist and power station chemist. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I moved to the UK in February 2015. What challenges did you face during the move?Finding accommodation and setting up a bank account. How did you find somewhere to … Read more

Meghan Fenn, Brighton

Who are you? Meghan Fenn, American mother of 3, director of White Ochre Design Ltd, expat parent blogger and author. I’ve lived in England with my British husband for about 15 years now. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I moved abroad in 1994 to work as an English teacher in Prague, Czech … Read more

Jaime, North London

Who are you? Hi! I’m Jaime. I’m originally from the Puget Sound area in Washington State and I’ve lived in the UK for over seven years now. I work in book publishing and currently reside in North London with my husband, who’s British. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I first came to … Read more

Brittney Strange, Somerset

Who are you? I’m Brittney Strange and I blog over at Life of an Expat Parent. I write mostly about parenting and relationships with a dash of expat living. I’m an Ohio girl and an unlikely expat living in England. I’m married to a Briton and have two little dual citizens, The Duchess (2 years … Read more

Daniel Thompson, Exeter

Who are you? I’m a 49-year-old former RN (Registered Nurse) from the United States. I’m now a writer and sculptor, living and working in Exeter, UK. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I had been working as a nurse in California for four years before moving to the UK in 2010 to marry … Read more

Teodora Totorean, Tiverton, Devon

Who are you? My name is Teodora Totorean and I am a Romanian woman living and working in the UK. I am self-employed, working from home as a freelance writer while trying to establish myself as an artist. I am also a Cultural Champion, occasionally going to schools in Devon, talking about Romanian culture through … Read more

Catarina Bras, Luton

Who are you? My name is Catarina Bras, I am 26 years old. I was born in Portugal and lived majority of my life in Queluz with my family. I studied Communication and Technology back in Portugal. When I moved to England, I enrolled on a Web Design course, where I obtained an ABC Level … Read more

Ariana, Bury St. Edmunds

My name is Ariana, and I am an American expat that is living in England– but this is not my first overseas rodeo. My parents became missionaries and moved with their seven kids to the Philippines when I was just eight years old. I grew up on the island of Mindanao, speaking the local dialect … Read more

Melissa Buckler Smith, North West England

I’m Melissa Buckler Smith, from Maryland, US. I met my husband on-line. After almost 5 years of a long distance relationship, I was granted a Visa to marry him in January 2011. I moved to the North West of England in February and we were married in May. I was able to come for six … Read more

Carmen Jones, London

I’m a 30-something southern belle expat from the US. I’ve spent the last year adapting to all things British including Victorian plumbing, the value of wellies and a new found acceptance of full fat dairy products. After deciding I needed to shake things up a bit in my life, I moved here in May 2009.What … Read more

Kym Hamer, Kingston Upon Thames

I am a 41yr old Aussie girl from Melbourne who has loved living in the UK for the last 7 (almost) years. I love reading, cooking, eating, music, travelling, watching tv talent shows – oh, and blogging! I left my settled and comfortable life in Melbourne and arrived at Heathrow Airport in January 2004. The … Read more

CK, London

I’m CK. That’s the initials to my name and after awhile, people around me just call me that. I suspect they’ve forgotten about what my actual name is and I’m not about to remind them. Moved to London in the summer of 2007 with my wife. Well, there was an opportunity and it was then … Read more