Expat Experiences in the USA


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When considering a move to a new city, there is nothing more useful than hearing real life stories from other expats who have had the benefit of living there. If you live or have lived in the USA and would like to share your experience, please contact us.
Padmaja Ganeshan-Singh is an Indian expat living in Seattle. She moved to the USA along with her young daughter when her husband was offered a new job opportunity in Seattle. Read her interview to learn more about Padmaja's expat experience in Seattle expat in Seattle

Laura Keller moved to New York City in 2010 after completing her degree in Germany. In this interview we found out more about life in the Big Apple and Laura's expat experience in New York.
 
Anne-Marie Watson, originally from Australia, moved to New Jersey with her husband and children in 2010. In an interview with Expat Arrivals, Anne-Marie describes the pros and cons of her expat experience in the USA.
Jessica Birardi is an America national who is now adjusting to life back in New York City after spending three and half years in Hong Kong. In her interview she discusses her experience of repatriation to the USA 
Kimberly Marie Freeman, a British expat living in New York City, can certainly feign American, but she still feels more comfortable embracing her local roots. The young actress hopped over the pond to "make it" in Manhattan, and after two years she still stands impressed by all the city has to offer. Read about her expat experience in NYC. A British expat living in NYC - Kimberly F
 
Siobhan Wilson was born and raised in Scotland, and decided to give west coast America a shot for six months. Nine years later, she’s still there but with a lot more baggage than she arrived with. Read about her expat experiences here.
 
Brit Journalist Emma Smith married "The American" and moved herself and her "Meanager" to the even meaner streets of New York City. When not feeding her twitter addiction, she enjoys the dark arts of procrastination, vintage shopping and sniffing things she can't afford in Manhattan department stores. Read on for a particularly sardonic take on expat life in the big smoke.  Photo of Emma Smith
Toni Hargis. Born and brought up in God's chosen country, (Tyneside in the north east of England) Toni has lived in Chicago since 1991, when she moved there with her husband. Toni is a contributor to Expat Arrivals and the author of Rules Britannia, an insiders guide to life in the United Kingdom. Read her interview about living in Chicago.
 
Sara Delaney is a fashion stylist and freelance writer from London currently navigating the sticky sidewalks of New York’s fashion district. She shipped out at short notice from the United Kingdom with her husband and three children to make the leap over the pond and start bringing her fashion savvy know how States side. Follow the link to follow her advice on successful expatriation. Sarah Delaney Icon
 

Marie Sardalla-Davis describes herself as a westernized Filipina living in rural California. After two decades as a corporate writer she is currently reinventing herself, blogging furiously and sharing her considerable expertise of being an exapt in the USA via her revealing expat interview on life in California

 
Crissy Swartz has just returned to her home in the USA after spending two years living in the Czech Republic. She has found the process of repatriation more difficult than she expected. In this thoughtful and highly personal article she describes the adjustments she needs to make to live in the USA.
 
Jennifer Dinoia was born in New Jersey, moved to Nashville, then Memphis, then Washington DC, and then finally Virginia. She then migrated with her husband to Iceland for 3 years,  before settling in San Ramon, California. She lives here with her husband and 3 children. Find out more about Jennifer's expat experience.

Annette Hersey is a wife to one, and mother to two. She and her family relocated to Houston, Texas from Johannesburg, South Africa. She also spent parts of her childhood in Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Britain. Find out more about her expat experience in Houston, Texas.
Julie Musk lived in Beavercreek, Ohio for two years and has since returned to Dorset, England. She has travelled extensively, including three years living in Germany and is the author of a guide for expats on moving to the USA. Read all about her expat experiences of life in the USA.
 

Andrea van Niekerk arrived in the United States from South Africa in 1987. She lives with her husband in northern California, and has 3 children. She works as a personal consultant with students and families involved in their higher education search and college application process. Read more about Andrea and her expat experiences of life in the USA.

 
Marie Brice was born in New Zealand and made Australia her home many years ago. Since then she has lived and worked in 26 countries from India to Bogotá to Malaysia. She now lives in Houston, Texas with her husband where she practices as a life coach for expats. Find out more about Marie's expat experiences.
 
Veronique Martin-Place is from Lyon, France, but she defines herself as a world citizen and an experimented expatriate woman. She has already been relocated four times around the globe, including a move back “home” from 2005 to 2008. She lived three years in Norway (1999-2002) and three years in Sri Lanka (2002-2005). She has been living in Chicago, USA, since July 2008. Read about her take take on expat life in the USA.
 

 

 

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