North America

Sibylle Eschapasse from Paris to New York and the United Nations

A lover of adventure, Sibylle started her dream of living in New York City in style: arriving there as many immigrants did a century or so ago -- by freighter. Read on to find out how this Frenchwoman has come to feel like a true New Yorker and what it's like to live and work in the Big Apple.

Life in Vancouver for French expat Barbara

If you're planning on moving to Vancouver in Canada, you might find some helpful tips from Barbara. She moved there from France two years ago, and makes her living in Vancouver as a French teacher. Read on to find out what she thinks about things like the cost of living in Vancouver, recreational activities that are available, and the resources she used to find a job there.

Brussels, Je T'Aime

"I love you, Brussels" pretty much sums up what American expat Jodi feels about living in Belgium's capital city. The hassle she underwent getting her visa doesn't seem to have dampened her exuberance for life in Brussels, as you may see when you read about what she has to say about the locals, the language, and living and working in Europe.

Our Time in Quebec, Canada: Expat Tips by a Roller Derby Fan from Great Britain

Moving from Great Britain to Canada may have its ups and downs, but for British expat Hayley and her boyfriend, it seems to be mostly an upbeat experience. Here she describes some of what she likes the best and least about living in Montreal, the cost of living there, and her enthusiasm for roller derby!

German expat moving to a "cult-based" city in the USA, quite shocking experience

Although an American citizen by birth, Andy found St George in Utah to be quite of a culture shock when she moved there, after growing up in Germany. She talks about how she came to be living in the US, what she thinks are the good and not-so-good parts about her expat life in Utah, and her advice for those considering moving to the USA. My mum and I in las vegas

A French expat in Chicago, USA

What is life like for a trailing spouse? French-born Veronique gives her version here. She has lived in Norway and Sri Lanka, and now lives with her family in the American city of Chicago in Illinois. Read on to find out what she thinks about things like the cost of living there, their favorite pastimes, and some tips she has for getting around in the Windy City.

Started in New Zealand, sailed around the world and for now I call Australia home!!

Originally from New Zealand, JJ can probably be called an expert when it comes to expat living, having resided in several countries before finally settling down in Brisbane, Australia. Learn about how she indulges her passion for travel while keeping her feet firmly on the ground with the business she set up, and read her advice on how to get along with the locals. JJ Stranan

Retire and Invest in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

Canadian expat Mark is a stellar example of how moving to another country can be a successful venture, especially with enough planning, appreciation of another culture, and the determination to make it work. Here he shares his perspectives on living and working in Mexico, the businesses he and his business partner are running there, and what he and his wife think are the ups and downs of expat life in Mexico. Tami & Mark

Working Gringos in the Yucatan

For American expats Ellen and Jim, Merida in the Mexican state of Yucatan has it all: a tropical climate, an abundance of recreational activities, and a wealth of opportunities to work and live comfortably. Read on for their experiences and adventures in Mexico, about the business they are running there, and about their desire to help other people appreciate life in the Yucatan. Jim and Ellen Fields in Merida, Mexico

Happily Settled in Alberta

Englishwoman Louise has been wanting to live in Canada ever since she was a child, and now she's living that dream with her family in Alberta. Read her interview for her take on expat life in Canada, how she finds living with the people there, and how she wants to help other people with her expat coaching business.