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Pardon My French: Our Heroine Learns To Express Herself

Katie Beck | Posted 11.05.2011 | Travel
Katie Beck

I also received some very confused looks from the women at the home furnishing shop when I accidentally asked them if "they go measuring cups?"

An American Sculptor in Holland

Susan Fogwell | Posted 09.28.2011 | Travel
Susan Fogwell

There are the sights and sounds of tall-masted old sailboats and put-putting tugboats outside and that ochreous Dutch sunlight pouring in during the afternoon.

The Love Affair With Place

Shana Ting Lipton | Posted 08.20.2011 | Travel
Shana Ting Lipton

Your knees buckle, you feel off-center, yet filled with joy. A sense of the "anything is possible" comes over you. You're not yourself; nor do you want to be. You're in love.

Notes of an Ex-Pat 4: Jumping Tracks

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 07.22.2011 | Travel
W. Hunter Roberts

I wanted a place I could afford to live and write, a place with café life and an international community. I figured I needed at least one friend to get started. The friend invited me to Budapest, and I came.

My Unlikely Journey from Journalist to Chinese Rockstar to Voice Actor

Alan Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alan Paul

If you want to get to know your book, read it out loud. This is a simple lesson I learned recording the audio book of Big In China.

Being Jewish In China And Discovering What Really Matters

Alan Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Alan Paul

The familiar melodies and rhythms pulled me in and offered a profound sense of relief and comfort; they were a safe harbor in a world turned upside down.

Egyptian Expats Give a Shout Out to the Homeland at the University of Minnesota

Adam Daniels | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Adam Daniels

The elation Egyptians feel over Mubarak's resignation isn't just limited to Tahrir Square -- Egyptian-Americans at the University of Minnesota have been outspoken every step of the way.

Notes of an Ex-Pat 3: Are You Lonesome Tonight?

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
W. Hunter Roberts

What is home, anyhow? I was lonesome for Europe for 30 years after returning to the States. Finally I am back here. Sometimes it's hard, but sometimes it's glorious. What does it matter when or where we die?

Developing Women Leaders: Five Factors That Matter

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lucy P. Marcus

There are five universal factors that, no matter where people are, where they are from, or what sector they are in, make a real difference in encourag...

Ting Bu Dong: Free iPhone Apps Getting Me Through China

An Xiao Mina | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
An Xiao Mina

Moving to China soon? Or maybe just Monterey Park? Be sure to download these free iPhone apps for native English speakers before making your way through the Middle Kingdom.

The Only American in the Race

Chauncey Zalkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Chauncey Zalkin

Barcelona World Race 2010 - 2011 article by Chauncey Zalkin video by Peter Crosby Most days along the Barcelona port, African immigrants unravel t...

From Accidental Tourist to Purposeful Resident, Impromptu Moves Abroad

Shana Ting Lipton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Shana Ting Lipton

If one is to believe what one reads in books and sees in films, moving abroad is often the product of one or more happy accidents -- from blissful temp-to-perm holidays to inherited properties. My own history of travel supports this theory.

Sumiati Binti Salan Mustapa, Indonesia Maid Abuse Victim, Hospitalized After Saudi Employers Allegedly Cut Off Her Lips

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Yet another case in a disturbing rash of Saudi employers allegedly abusing foreign maids has surfaced. According to the AFP, Indonesian-born Sumiati...

Living Abroad Has Its Challenges

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

Although a stint abroad can do wonders for fast-tracking your career, a spouse's happiness is critical to your ability to do your job.

Stepping off the Plane in Dubai

Joy Jewell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Joy Jewell

There's plenty to entertain, inspire and excite in Dubai.

All's Fair In Love, War, And Going Abroad

Chi Tung | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chi Tung

There's an entire sub-generation of hybridized Americans like me out there, and sooner or later, we all have to face the same predicament: defining what home is, and whether you can stomach spending any time there.

Notes of A Temporary Expat 1

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
W. Hunter Roberts

Narrative is a connective tissue made of memories and events, facts and fantasy, and a set of beliefs, which we use to form identity.

Dating In India

GlobalPost | Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MUMBAI, India -- Cristiana Peruzzo, 35, describes herself as a short, slim, relatively plain looking Italian woman. "I like myself," she says, "but I ...

Kidnappings Of Expatriates Increase Worldwide, Says Author

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Nicholas Schmidle, author of "To Live or to Perish Forever: Two Tumultuous Years in Pakistan", his account of his years as an expatriate in Pakistan, ...

Private Health Care is Stranding U.S. Expats Overseas

James Glave | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Glave

There are a number of Americans who left the country at some point for various reasons -- and who now can't return because they or their dependents are effectively uninsurable.

Tokyo: 'Most Expensive Expat City'

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

According to the data/surveying firm Mercer, Tokyo and Osaka, Japan surpassed Moscow in 2009 as the most expensive city in the world for expats, due t...

Letter From Paris: Calling A Dick A Dick

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beth Arnold

With yet another round of Dick Cheney disinformation saturating the airwaves, it boggles the mind how the Bush administration controlled the American conversation in the media for so many years.

Unprecedented: Paris Mayor Hosts Inaugural Bash

Ron Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ron Katz

The inaugural line snaked from the door of city hall around to a corner more than 500 yards away. This was not the city hall in Washington, D.C., nor one in any other American city. It was the Hotel de Ville in Paris, headquarters of the mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoë, and the hundreds of bureaucrats charged with administering the capital of France.

World to Obama: Thanks for Giving Us Back Our America

Rebecca Novick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rebecca Novick

It's the immigrants who really know the fragility of liberty; how it can be won and lost, and won and lost again. For them freedom is not a parade. It's a flower in a storm.

Waiting for Obama

Kate Southwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Kate Southwood

I've lived in Oslo for eleven years and, although I've rarely feared for my physical safety as an American abroad, I've taken pains not to advertise my citizenship.