Expat Experiences in Vietnam

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When considering a move to a new city, there is nothing more useful than hearing real-life stories and unique 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 Vietnam and would like to share your story.

Anne is a German expat who moved to Vietnam in 2014. Originally planning to travel around Southeast Asia for a few months, she decided to settle in Ho Chi Minh City when she was offered a job at an international school.  Read more about her expat life in Ho Chi Minh City. Anne - a German expat living in Vietnam
Anastasia is a Russian expat living in Vietnam. Having previously lived and taught English in China, Anastasia moved to the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, in search of new opportunities to teach in a less restrictive environment. Learn more about her expat experiences in Hanoi. Anastasia - A Russian expat living in Vietnam
Izzy is an American expat who moved to Vietnam with her boyfriend at the beginning of 2016. Originally from the Philippines, she returned to her Asian roots to take up a teaching job in South Korea before deciding to move to Ho Chi Minh City. Read more about her expat life in Vietnam.
Simone is an Australian expat who made the move to Vietnam in 2013. She shares her experiences of life in HCMC and all that the busy city has to offer. For more about what she does and her invaluable advice, read her experiences here
Javier is a Spanish expat living in Vietnam. He moved to Ho Chi Minh City with his family to take up an executive position for an international company in 2006. Read more about his expat experiences in Vietnam. Javier - a Spanish expat living in Veitnam
Caroline Nguyen was born in France and spent most of her young childhood years living in that country. For the past decade or so, she has called Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City home and she works for an international relocations company. Read more about her life in HCMC. Caroline is a French expat living in Vietnam
Doug Rice, is an American expat who spends part of each year in Vietnam. Doug's first experience of Vietnam was during the Vietnam War. Thirty years later, as a retiree, Doug returned to Vietnam and set up a home in Ho Chi Minh City. Find out more about his fascinating expat experience in Ho Chi Minh City
Deidre Appel is an American expat living in Ho Chi Minh City. Deidre moved to Vietnam after graduating and is currently teaching English. She enjoys the energy and vibrancy of the city. In an interview with Expat Arrivals Deidre gives us an insight into expat life in Ho Chi Minh city
Javier Rodriguez was born and raised in Guatemala, went to college in the United States, and relocated to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where he’s been teaching English to naughty five-year olds, shy 50-year olds, and everyone in between. Read his insightful, humourous and entirely original take on expat life in Vietnam.
Lanette Pieterse is a South African who moved to Vietnam to teach English and enjoy the fascinating culture and tasty food. And so she could use the phrase "back in 'Nam" with a straight face. She has fallen in love with the country, the expat life, and the experience of teaching. Read her take on expat life in Vietnam here. Vietnam_expat

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