An American Expat Working As an Emergency Teacher in Melbourne, Australia

American expat Stephanie already knew what it was like to live away from home; she was living in France prior to moving to Australia with her husband. Now she describes what life is like for her as an American expatriate in Melbourne, where she thinks the coffee is top-notch, the ethnic restaurants fun to eat at, and and the people very much in love with their sports. Museums, stores of Victorian designers and the wildlife are also very popular attractions to enjoy what this great city has to offer.

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

Life in stunningly beautiful New Zealand

"I didn't just arrive here, I came home." That sums up German-Paraguayan expat Chris's feelings about moving to and living in New Zealand. Read his story to find out just what it was about the country that drew him to it, his job as a lecturer there, the cost and standard of living, and some tips on adjusting to the way things are done locally.

Redesigning life in a new environment

Malaysian expat Susse and her family have been living in Adelaide, Australia, since 2008. Though she misses home sometimes, there are many things she appreciates about raising her children in Adelaide. Here she shares what for her are the ups and downs of living there, how she found a teaching job, and other aspects of their expat life there.

American expat Ruth's reflections on living in New Zealand

Before Ruth returns home to the USA, she discusses some of the things she learned living in Christchurch, New Zealand, and gives a few tips on adapting to the local culture. Memories of a friendly people and the breathtaking scenery, in addition to a richer vocabulary, are some of the things that she'll be taking back with her.


Living in Fiji: A satisfying and spiritual experience for American expat Caroline

Leading a spiritual retreat, American expat Caroline has lived in the island of Koro in Fiji for more than 3 years. She shares some of her experiences and tips to live in Fiji.