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  1. General Expat Discussions
    Hello everyone, I'm new here, but was hoping to get some actionable advice as I'm struggling a fair bit. I just moved from the U.S. to New Zealand after about 8 1/2 months of planning and preparations to be with my long distance partner who I have since moved in and began our journey together...
  2. General Expat Discussions
    Hello, What tips do you have for a future expat on how to properly acclimate their family to the new culture to prevent family member culture shock that may cause the assignment to be cut short? Many Thanks!
  3. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi I am very new to this forum but I wasn't sure where else to turn for help. My boyfriend grew up in Asia (Singapore & Thailand) but is half English and has lived in the UK for some of his life (which is where we met). When we actually got together I was visiting Singapore for a holiday...
  4. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello everyone! I've been in France for almost 2 months now, living with my French husband. I thought we'd never finish the visa process and I definitely thought the hard parts were over. How wrong I was! I live in Nord-pas-de-Calais - I've almost had a nervous breakdown in the cheese area of...
  5. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I should warn that this post is meant mostly as a rant, I just need to get things off my chest. Any advice, words of encouragement, tough love, etc. welcome. Background: It's been almost six months now that I've been living in Antibes (near Nice, in the south of France). I work part-time from...
  6. Introductions
    Hi There, Great to find a forum with so many people who share the experience of moving and living abroad. So who am I and what am I doing here? My personal relocation experience is rather unusual. Perhaps I am the typical TCK? Not sure. I have moved homes twenty-four times (!), and have...
  7. Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    Hola! Que onda! my name is Kari and I'm 21 years old. Spanish has been my main interest for many years now (I have been taking it in school since kindergarten, it was my major in college, I don't work in places that don't require that I speak it) and I love everything about Mexican culture, and...
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