When living overseas as an expat you are sure to make cultural mistakes. However you have to take every mistake that you make as a learning experience to help you comprehend the culture you’re living in. To help ease and improve an expat overseas experience it is of the greatest importance to learn about the customs and habits of the host nation and it's local community.
Just a quick checkin to let everyone know that I am still here. Sometimes he can be quite difficult arranging interview times with expats located in different parts of the world. Over the next few episodes, because of time zone differences, I will focus on interviewing expats closer to my region. Once again thank you for listening to Four Seas One Family.
In this program, expats from all over the world in front of a live audience, using video conferencing software, get together to discuss topics related to expat living.
In our Expats Roundtable discussion group, and online get-togethers, expats and future expats can share tips, tricks and experiences to make life abroad more of a positive experience.
Join us and learn that through an expat experience, and an open mind, cultural gaps can be brought together. It is hoped that through an expat’s experience, people can focus on some of the things we all have in common.
In this episode we chat with American expat, Mrs. Tara White, who has been living abroad since 2008. She has lived in Cambodia, Korea, Malaysia, and Australia and is currently residing with her husband just outside the fast paced city of Tokyo, Japan. The interesting thing is she’s living her expat life as a minimalist and host of a popular YouTube channel promoting the minimalist lifestyle.
In this episode, we share expat life with American expat Marjorie Freimuth who has lived in Austria, Ireland and the Czech Republic. Marjorie, who at the time of this interview is living in Asia, has written about her overseas experiences for the HuffingtonPost. She shares with us some of her cross-cultural interactions along with the challenges faced while living abroad.
Our guest this episode is American expat Hallie Bradley. Hallie has been living in Seoul, Korea for over ten years and she is loving it. Hallie shares with us her very first impressions of her overseas home. Listen to how this expat from a small American town overcame language barriers and learnt to build long-lasting relationships with the local residents.
Mike Wester is a 17-year American expat resident of Beijing and a veteran of five years of expatriate living in Taipei as well. In 2001 he co-founded True Run Media, which provides information and services to the internationally-minded communities in China’s largest cities. TRM operates three brands – the Beijinger and beijingkids (English) and JingKids (Chinese), producing print and digital media as well as large-scale live events for each.
Everyone living outside his or her home nation as a story to tell that explains why they made the choice to travel and then live abroad. In today’s episode we have a guest that fits this description without exception. Currently living in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Anthony Rigogliosi shares with us what brought him to the realization of why he had to change is life situation in his home nation and move abroad.