After the terrible event that took part in Christchurch, New Zealand, I have been getting messages from people from different parts of North America asking me questions about how safe it is to live in certain nations, particularly Taiwan. My New Zealand friend, Sean, who is living in Taiwan joins me for for an impromptu interview to get his insights on the event that took place in his home nation.
We welcome this episode a native of Texas, Rick Monday. Rick is an emerging playwright and broadcaster who has been recognized and awarded for his contribution to radio broadcasting in his adopted home. Join us as we follow Rick down memory lane while, at the same time, taking a peek into his thoughts concerning the power and influence of the media.
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.
Foreign nationals explore and come from all over the world and they all bring their own personal unique branding to their overseas experience. Both foreign nationals and local citizens alike can benefit vastly by interacting with each other. By doing so, not only can stereotypes be debunked, but also deep understandings built.
Jason Hunter, an American expat in Southern Taiwan joins us on the podcast. As a result of his observations working in his profession, Jason is able to explain how businesses are more interconnected than ever. The lead-in to this episode covers the sad events that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 13, 2017.
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.