There are a few expats who have totally immersed themselves in the culture and lifestyle of their host nation. They later discover that their relationship with their adopted home has become strong and, in some cases, inseparable. Because of this type of unexplainable connection, a few expats have made the decision to give up the passport of their nation of birth to become a citizen of the nation of their adopted home. This transformation for many isn’t an easy one and, in some cases, irreversible.
It is often hard or almost impossible to predict where your life journey may ultimately take you. An expat’s journey leads to different pathways for self-discovery. My guest this episode is American expat Carlo JaMelle. He proves in a unique way that it is very possible to become an accidental expat and, in the end, enjoy and learn from the path taken.
It is quite common for expat women traveling abroad, and especially raising a family, to feel lost and lose a sense of purpose. It is easy to feel overwhelmed in an unfamiliar overseas environment. If you are a female expat who is searching for a way to refocus on a goal, this awesome online service may be the guiding light that can help you remap and rediscover your life while abroad.
I started this website and podcast, Four Seas One Family, to explain some of my personal insights to family members and friends back home about life overseas. I also wanted to expand the podcast to where people could easily observe that we have a lot more in common than we think. In this format, people would be able to listen in on examples that prove that we are fundamentally the same regardless of skin color, religion, politics or other beliefs. We all have basic concerns that include security, welfare, health, happiness, comfort and prosperity.
In this episode, Cleveland native now living in Ufa, Russia, Jasliyn Albert sits down for a chat with our host to share her experiences of getting to and living in Russia. Hear how Jasliyn learnt how to overcome her shyness to take on an expat life head-on. Also, understand how the local people in this town in Russia may view this newcomer from America.
Expat American journalist in Russia who has covered stories for many international news agencies gives insight to his life in Russia and the Russian government without the BS. Listen to how both Russian and international media outlets are intentionally being side-blinded in their reporting of the events in today's Russia and its diverse people.
In this episode, we talk when an expat returns to their home nation for short visits; like for a vacation or for attending a family event like a wedding or funeral. Returning home for most expats is usually for reconnecting with parts of their past. However, returning home for a lot of expats is often met with detachments and occasional misunderstandings.
Sovereign nations retain the right to expel any foreign national deemed as disrupting the political affairs of their country. Expats taking part in local civil disobedience within a host nation is a sensitive issue. If expats do take it upon themselves to take part in protests or civil actions in their residing nation, they must be fully aware and understand the consequences of their actions.
Listen to how an expat mother from Pakistan adjusted to life abroad while raising three young children(That's right! Three!). Listen to how this expat mother keeps sunshine in her life overseas by staying creative. Also, hear her thoughts on why she feels the education and exposure her children are getting in their multicultural environment is a big asset to their overall growth.