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Living Abroad

Adventures in Our Own Backyard

Ari Andersen | Posted 09.08.2014 | Travel
Ari Andersen

We don't need to be in transit to be able to approach our days this way. It is possible for me to be living my normal life and be excited for the unknowns of the day. I meet new people and do new things every day.

The Space Between the Impulse to Return Home and Feel at Home Where You Are

Antoinette Brock | Posted 08.04.2014 | Travel
Antoinette Brock

Existing in this "space" is real and inevitably results in action. But what choice will you make? And how will you know which choice to make?

Expat Life: The Difference Between Traveling and Moving Abroad

Stephanie Be | Posted 09.16.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

Traveling is like a whimsical romance; exciting unpredictable, and passionate. But moving abroad, you strip the city an it's local culture revealing its demons and angels. You become vulnerable, dependent, and invested. The lust of wander is compromised by its imperfections and challenges.

12 Jobs You Can Do Anywhere in the World

Amanda Walkins | Posted 09.15.2014 | Travel
Amanda Walkins

The traditional 9-5 office job isn't your only option. Sure, it works for plenty of people. But if you are not in that group of plenty, fear not. Your options are endless! Here are just a few of the amazing alternatives to the traditional cubicle life that you can take with you anywhere in the world.

Beijing's Streets: Anything but Pedestrian

Ella Genasci Smith | Posted 09.14.2014 | College
Ella Genasci Smith

Like elsewhere in Chinese life, pedestrians have accepted their place on Beijing's streets. They've embraced patience. I, on the other hand, find myself regularly glaring at unsuspecting drivers, unaffected, as they wiz past me, tires barely missing my toes.

How to Fall in Love in 15 Seconds

Jessica Pan | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women
Jessica Pan

He said that all he does is study and he did not laugh at any of my jokes. I asked him what his deal breaker was. "People who make a joke out of everything." I looked down at my own notecard, on which I had scrawled, "People who take life too seriously. And mouth breathers."

Working Abroad - Jumping the Hurdles to a Successful Relocation

Clarah Rudo Manuhwa | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Clarah Rudo Manuhwa

International experience is becoming a prerequisite for many top executive and management roles. Yet, without a doubt, moving abroad is an enormous ch...

Sponsors, Mentors and Women Expats' Success

Yelena Parker | Posted 07.30.2014 | Women
Yelena Parker

Sponsors are critical for international moves. We need people who are personally invested in us, want to see us succeed and can use their position power to remove the final barriers. We also need mentors, people who we can trust and want to learn from.

The Bold and the Cautious: A Debate on Moving Abroad

Rachel Kapelke-Dale | Posted 07.14.2014 | Women
Rachel Kapelke-Dale

Jess went to Beijing without knowing a word of Mandarin, winging it all the way, while Rachel planned and plotted for months before hopping on her carefully-chosen Air France flight to Paris. We're both adamant that our own methods are the best way to approach life and moving abroad.

What I've Learned From Traveling and Living Abroad

Mimsie Ladner | Posted 06.18.2014 | Travel
Mimsie Ladner

I've found that the poorest of the poor (like the children in the barrios of Mexico willing to share with me their meals when they barely had enough for themselves) are usually far more generous than the wealthy.

Dual-Career Challenges for the Expat Family: Why Expat Employers Should Be Concerned

Quenby Wilcox | Posted 02.10.2014 | Women
Quenby Wilcox

Most people believe that an international assignment with a multinational footing the bill is highly sought-after amongst corporate executives. However, this is far from the truth.

How to Live in Paradise for Less Than $1,500 a Month

Norm Schriever | Posted 02.08.2014 | Travel
Norm Schriever

First off, there is a HUGE difference between being on vacation and living abroad. That image you have of sitting around on a beach chair all day with a coconut drink in your hand at a luxurious resort?

When Retiring Overseas, Take Thanksgiving With You

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 01.28.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

You couldn't buy a turkey, plucked or in any condition, really, other than roaming around a barnyard, in Waterford, Ireland, when we moved there years ago. Nor could you find cranberry sauce or pumpkin filling for making a pie in any supermarket.

Stress vs. Comfort? Can Stress Be Good for You?

Beth Kuhel | Posted 11.24.2013 | TED Weekends
Beth Kuhel

I had no relatives there so I needed to "man up" to the fact that my ability to adapt and create a life for myself was one hundred percent up to me. At age seventeen my need for friends was intense and not knowing a soul was, needless to say, a bit stressful.

What It's Really Like To Live Alone For The First Time

Lisa Condie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

Holding my cup of coffee on a Sunday morning, I looked out my window at the radiant blue sky. Living on the fifth floor of an ancient apartment building affords me excellent views of Florence. And, as evidenced by the Renaissance masters, the ethereal light in Italy is unlike anywhere else.

7 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Teaching ESL

Robert Schrader | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Robert Schrader

My legal immigration status notwithstanding, I was unprepared for what life in my strange new home would bring, woefully yet by design -- you can't make love to a metronome.

Trailing Spouses: The Unsung Heroes of an International Relocation

Quenby Wilcox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Quenby Wilcox

They are the ones who deal with all of the nitty-gritty of an international move, of finding and furnishing a new home, of making sure children are adapting to new schools and making new friends, of planning and organizing a new social life for the entire family. The list is unending.

Living Abroad: A Reality Check

Michele Redmon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Michele Redmon

I pinned all my dissatisfaction on a place, only to discover that a world away the feeling remained because it was within, not around me. Letting go of the fantasy life I had promised myself was a bitter pill to swallow, but ultimately freed me from living in a state of suspended animation.

Higher Education: Child's Dream

Julia Cashen | Posted 10.27.2013 | Impact
Julia Cashen

Child's Dream was established in as a charity organization dedicated to empowering children, youth and communities in the Mekong Sub-Region. This region is at the core of many humanitarian crises, and children are suffering the most.

Take A Vicarious Vacation Abroad

William Goodman | Posted 08.17.2013 | Travel

While many of us would love to drop everything on a dime and just travel the world over, that's not always a possibility due to time and economics. ...

Location Independence: 10 Things That Would Never Happen Working in an Office

Lindsay Hartfiel | Posted 07.11.2013 | Travel
Lindsay Hartfiel

It's 8:30 in the morning and I'm relaxed and feeling refreshed. Then again, who wouldn't be if they were in my shoes?

Being an Expat in London (VIDEO)

Kate Thomas | Posted 09.10.2013 | Travel
Kate Thomas

Maybe its those adorable accents, the vibrant multicultural and metropolitan feel of the city or the lush greenery. Whatever it is, I have fallen in love with London.

Why I Chose Love Over Money

LearnVest | Posted 06.15.2013 | Women
LearnVest

I worried that, despite our best efforts, Andreas and I wouldn't be able to undo the precedent we'd set -- that his career might always come first or his ability to make more money would somehow determine how we prioritized our goals.

What Travel Has Taught Me About 'Reality'

Robert Schrader | Posted 06.04.2013 | Travel
Robert Schrader

Any individual's perception of reality is inextricably linked with his perception of geography: The more comprehensive a picture someone has of the world, the wider his perception of what is "possible" becomes.

Tower of Babble

Julie Gray | Posted 05.05.2013 | Travel
Julie Gray

Recently I began to study in Israel's famed Ulpan Hebrew immersion classes. There are those who say that Hebrew isn't that difficult to learn but they are liars.