Expat Experiences in India

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When considering a move to a new city, there is nothing more useful than hearing real life stories and experiences from other expats who have lived there. We'd love to hear about your expat experiences. Please contact us if you live or have lived in India and would like to share your story.



Gabriel is an Australian expat living in New Delhi.He moved to India in 2007 and took a brave step and set up his own business. Learn more about the difficulties of expat life in India as well as the ways in which Gabriel is making the most of his life in the country by embracing the local culture, by reading his interview with Expat Arrivals.
Deborah is a British expat living in Bangalore, India with her husband and young daughter. She relocated to India as a 'trailing spouse' when her husband landed a new job in Bangalore. In her interview with Expat Arrivals she provides some fantastic insights into culture shock and life as an expat in Bangalore. Check out her interview
Adria Bannock is a British expat living in Chennai, India. She is a photographer who loves the liveliness and chaos that Chennai has to offer. To find out more about Adria's experiences as a trailing spouse in Chennai check out her interview with Expat Arrivals.
Lisa Marks is an American expat living in India. Lisa is no stranger to expat life, having previously had homes in the UK and Thailand. To find out more about Lisa's experiences of being a trailing spouse in India read her interview with Expat Arrivals. 
BombayJules is a British expat living in India. She moved to Mumbai with her husband when he was transferred there for work. She has made the most of her time in Mumbai as a “trailing spouse” (a term she is not too fond of) by volunteering, writing for an expat magazine, travelling, and experiencing all that India has to offer. Read more about her expat life in India. Bombay Jules - an expat living in India
Doris Delassard is a French expat who has been living in Delhi for the past nine years, and thinks India is a wonderful place to be. She works as a relocation specialist and is a partner in MD Relocation and Consultancy. Read more about her expat life in Delhi. Doris pf MD Relocation - A French expat in India
Mathilde Souffront is a French expat living in Mumbai. She first came to India as a manager of a French boutique hotel and is now a relocation specialist and partner in MD Relocation and Consultancy. Read more about her expat life in Mumbai. Mathilde of MD Relocation - A French expat in India
Rakhee is an Australian expat of Indian origin. She moved to India for a life change, and after nine months backpacking around the country, decided to settle in Mumbai. She enjoys the cosmopolitan nature of Mumbai, which brings a new adventure every day. Read about her expat experience in India. Rakhee - An Australian expat living in India
Linsey Gordon is a British expat who moved to India as the "trailing spouse" when her husband got a job in Mumbai. Three years later, despite the cultural adjustments, life has been an adventure and she does not regret the move. Read about her expat experience in Mumbai. Gordon family in India
Pruma is an Indian national who has lived in the States for many years and recently decided to return to India. Now living between Hyderabad and Bangalore with her husband and young son, she shares some of her experiences of repatriating to India after being away for so long.  Pruma - An Indian national returning to India
Theo Scheffler is a 35 year-old born in Cape Town, South Africa, now living in Hyderabad, India. He is currently the Chief Actuary at Shriram Life Insurance. Theo has been married for more than 12 years and has a 9 month old daughter. Read in detail about his expat experiences in India.
 
Piet Viljoen is a 52 year-young Mining Engineer who manages projects for Joy Mining Machinery (India). He ended up in India in October 2008 and loves the difference he makes there. "In South Africa I was too old and too white, here I am honoured because I am so experienced." Read about his take on expat life in India.
Ellen Weeren moved from Northern Virginia to Delhi, India a year ago and has since made Delhi her home, along with her husband and 3 children. They reside on her husband's employment visa which was arranged by his company. Read about her expat life in Delhi here.
 
Lloyd Lauland moved from Houston, Texas to New Delhi, India almost 2 years ago with his wife and 16 year old son after being awarded a company promotion. In his opinion the inconveniences of living in a 3rd world country are outweighed by the city's "rich history, wonderful people and high quality of life". Learn more about his expat experience in New Delhi, India.
 
Despite Jennifer Kumar’s cross-cultural expertise, she’s still finding life as an American living in India challenging, and in some cases, quite unforgiving. In her interview with ExpatArrivals.com, she provides a telling window into expat life in Kochi (state of Kerala). JenniferK - an American expat living in India
 
Kathi is from the USA but has been living in Ahmedabad, India for the last 3 years. She and her husband relocated to India and started their own business. Her interview gives a good idea of what to expect when moving to India.
Naomi Hattaway lives in Delhi, India and actively blogs about her experiences there. She has found the transition to life in India to be a challenging but hugely rewarding experience. Read all about her unique perspective on expat life in Delhi.
Annie Andrews is an Environmental Scientist who left a life lived 20 years in Darwin, Australia for a cricket inspired relocation to Pune, India. Her husband is a state cricket coach, her boys are enjoying the country's competition, and she finds herself an unlikely "cricket widow", which leaves plenty of time for expat activities like volunteering and travelling. Read her insights to expat life here.
 
Katia Novet is a writer and translator from France and Haiti, now living in Hyderabad, India. She has written the well-received children's book Amadi's Snowman, "the story of a Nigerian boy, a book, and the opening of worlds." Read all about Katia's take on expat life in India and particularly the local educational system.
 
Marina Marangos is a Greek Cypriot by origin, born and raised on the island. Her professional background is law but she enjoys writing and travelling even more. Luck or circumstance have taken her to London, Kenya, Liverpool, Geneva and now to New Delhi in India which will be her new home for the next few years. Read about Marina's expat experience of life in India here.
 
Alex de Goederen has turned a love affair with India's exoticism and rich opportunity into a career by moving to Delhi and opening a real estate consultancy with a partner. He now acts as a guide to expats moving to Delhi and bewildered by the lack of any correlation between price, quality and area. Read about his qualifications, experience of life in Delhi in his interview here.

 

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