I am fortunate to have the opportunity to sit down in our Taipei studio with Joe Lee for a chat with a fellow expat / immigrant who has found her unique and fruitful path overseas. Overtime, this has allowed her to remain positively and objectively active and in some ways innovative.
As an educator in Taiwan I get to interact with a lot of friends and students from different backgrounds. Many of them go abroad for business, to sightsee or continue their education. A few of them have even decided to permanently live abroad to start a new life chapter. They obtained, both positive and negative, real-time life experiences using their second or sometimes third language to build relationships and pursue their dreams or goals.
When people see German expat Katharina traveling alone, they often ask her why she is traveling without her partner. This type of question is perplexing to her because men who travel alone are almost never asked this type of question. Could there be a bit of travel inequality that exists and if so why?
We welcome Jenna Davis, an incredible travel blogger and mom to be, on the show this episode. Originally from The Great White North, Toronto, Canada. Jenna is a sustainable travel blogger who has traveled to over 50 nations. She shares with us her overseas life story on an unseasonably hot summer’s day in Europe.
Peter Fogtdal, a humorous Danish author, writer and lecturer, shares with us his unique view of life while living as an immigrant and working in the United States. Tune in to hear this proud Dane’s observations of how he relates and compares his life overseas in his host nation to life and events in his home nation.
Joining us from her secret hideaway in Europe, Jasmine Mah, a prolific blogger from North America, joins us to share her, what I would call romantic, story about how she ended up living overseas and also how she has adopted to her new life abroad. Hear how she learnt to make adjustments to her persona that helped her adapt to her new overseas environment.
What happens when an overseas experience isn’t going well? What occurs when a foreign national is overwhelmed with an inability to adjust to living in their host nation that may later lead to stress and anxiety? What can a foreign national do to deal with a stressful life abroad short of returning to their home nation?