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Chasing Her UX Dream from India to California

This month’s guest post for the We Work Abroad series comes from Amoli, an Indian currently working and living in California. If you’re an expat and interested in sharing your story of how you started a life and career abroad, send me an email at lynze@sheworksabroad.com Please introduce yourself! Who are you? My name is Amoli, and I work as a UX Architect at Esri, at their headquarters in Redlands, California. Like many Indians, I did my bachelors in Software Engineering and soon realized I did not…

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Why We’re Moving to Argentina

“To speak english means to take on an entirely new persona. One that has opinions about everything and an enormous plethora of words for feelings.” These are words spoken by my Japanese host mother on a recent trip abroad. I consider this idea closely. Is that what I like so much about being abroad, the ability to chameleon myself into a different cultural being? I begin to deconstruct the idea, taking it apart brick by brick and examining it closely…

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Angela on Life After 5 Years in Hong Kong

Who are you? I would say that I am many things… a self-empowerment enthusiast, a queen of exploration, a guacamole connoisseur, a Lebanese food aficionado; but my mother named me Angela and sometimes people even refer to me by my Instagram name ‘InspireByExample’. Where are you from? I grew up in Ohio, born to two of the most wonderful humans I’ve ever met and with two younger brothers. When we were kids, my parents always took us to the same place every year…

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How Michelle Persuaded Work to Support Her Extraordinary Year Abroad

Today’s post comes from Michelle Henry, an American citizen who has spent this year living throughout the world including spending time in Colombia, Argentina, Serbia, Spain, and currently, Thailand. Introduce Yourself Michelle I didn’t always have the opportunity to travel the world while working abroad. I led an ordinary life working as an in-house art director at a university in Los Angeles. Before that I grew up and went to college in a small town in Ohio. During and after…

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6 Unexplored Locations Where Global Talent is Hiding

Where is all this global talent? And why are they hiding? This is a question I recently received from a recruiter friend who has a rather difficult open role to fill – one that requires cross-cultural knowledge and international poise as well as a bevy of connections throughout Asia. I racked my head, trolled my LinkedIn, and reached into my network for a person with this profile. But his question has me thinking, where does global talent hang out? This…

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Why Leaders Fail in the Global Workplace

I once had a very talented manager who led our US team to great success and accolade. We all loved working for her, and she was the darling of the local leadership team. At one point, she was provided with the opportunity to run a much bigger global piece of the business from our European headquarters that spanned 4 countries. We were so happy for her. But, after 8 months of struggling in this new role, she resigned and left…

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