Tag archive for "moving abroad"

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The path that led to this expat life

34 Comments 28 March 2013

Can you trace your expat experience back to one moment? Was there a crucial pivot point, a fork in the road, a time when a step in a different direction or a turn of the head catching someone else’s eye (or missing another’s) would have led you down a different path? Russell, who blogs at […]

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Life abroad infographic

2 Comments 17 January 2013

   

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Finding the right international high schools

5 Comments 08 November 2012

Unlike many expats I am settled in one location. But I do watch a lot of my expat friends as they get adjusted to their new life in their host country for a while… then get ready to move on again. It’s interesting reading their blog posts or chatting with them about the different concerns […]

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Would you admit to preferring life as an expat?

15 Comments 22 May 2012

Does it matter to you that your friends and family back home may be hurt to learn your prefer life as an expat? Most expats are able to find something they enjoy about their overseas life. Some are miserable expats the whole time they’re there and that makes me sad for them, not because I […]

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An American buys a house in England

24 Comments 12 April 2012

It was always going to be a classic culture shock scenario. Cute American girl Alissa marries handsome British guy Paul and because he already has a good job in the UK or because she thinks it will be ‘neat’ to live in England or because of something else they start househunting on this side of […]

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American Expats: Get to grips with your UK bills

2 Comments 11 April 2012

There are lots of differences between the United Kingdom and the United States. In the UK, people drive on the opposite side of the road, speak of “chips” when they are referring to what you’ve known all your life as fries, and speak with an accent. However, as you’re navigating all of these differences, there’s […]

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What would a new expat like to know?

21 Comments 12 July 2011

I receive about two to four emails a month from new or future expats asking questions about living in Britain. Some questions are too technical and I have to refer people to the UK Border Agency site. But others are more practical, asking questions you can’t really get from a guidebook. Some questions (and my […]

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Has Living Overseas Changed You?

No Comments 19 September 2010

I know living overseas has changed me. Would I have developed into who I am today without living overseas? Hard to know, but I doubt it. As one of the first posts on this brand new site (having just migrated over from the much older A Mid-Atlantic English), I will keep this short and sweet […]

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