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Four Months & Four Cities | The Remote Experience

Who is Jillian & why did you want to go abroad? After working remotely for nearly three years at IBM, I was craving an experience that would take me outside of my comfort zone (as well as my 600 sq. foot apartment in Boston). I had considered relocating to a new city or switching jobs to pursue something in fitness and wellness, which is where my personal passion lies. Somewhere in the middle of this “soul searching” I came across…

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Rwanda Expat Brennan on Making the Move to Africa

Today’s post comes from Brennan. An American expat living in Rwanda. Please introduce yourself! Who is Brennan? Hi, I’m Brennan! Originally from Allen, Texas (a Dallas suburb), I grew up with country music and Friday night football. My parents always thought highly about educational travel and took my siblings and me to every American landmark and national park. While my family loves history, I loved the chance to be out and explore and take in new views. I think I always…

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Making it Work In Mainland China – Jane’s Shanghai Experience

Only 2% of millennials are willing to work in mainland China, according to a recent PWC study. But as Jane, a Taiwanese American living in China, can attest, it’s worth a double look. Please introduce yourself! Who is Jane? I’m a 33 year-old Taiwanese American female currently working as a university career counselor in Shanghai, China But, I was born in the suburbs of Pennsylvania. I received my undergrad degree in Communications and grad degree in International Education Policy and lived…

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When You’re Born To Be An Expat

Today’s post comes from Maricel. A Costa Rican expat living in the Netherlands. Please introduce yourself! Who is Maricel? I am Maricel, my friends call me Mari. Born in Costa Rica, living in The Netherlands, previously lived in Germany.  I am a creative mind, a dreamer and a doer. I am in love with the expat life and always looking forward to new adventures in different corners of the world. Currently, I work for DHL as a Creative Communications Advisor. Expat…

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Gothic Spires, Cobblestone Streets, and Becoming an English Expat

Today’s post comes from Amy D. An American architect pursuing her career in London. Introduce yourself! Who is Amy D? Ohioan living in London. Working as an architect (with a serious travel bug). How did you get abroad?  It was an email that started it all off, actually. Back in 2013, I was stuck in the office, working at a high-end architecture firm in New York City, when I received an email about new scholarship for a year of postgraduate…

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Dubai Expat Nicki Rogers on Living an Unconventional Lifestyle

Today’s post comes from Nicki Rogers. A Canadian expat living in Dubai, UAE. Introduce yourself! Who is Nicki Rogers? I am Founder and CEO of Agriprocity. Married to Patrick and mom of Layton John. I am a farm girl from Ontario, Canada, but I have also lived in the UAE, Germany, Guatemala and China. How did you get abroad? My husband and I were grinding it out in Toronto. We thought we had a plan, but a certain point, we…

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