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Welcome to Expat Women – the largest global website helping women living overseas. We are currently 'taking a break' after six years of tireless dedication and answering thousands of emails from expatriate women all over the world. This means that we are currently not sending out monthly newsletters, not accepting new links or partners, and not receiving emails (sorry). If you would like to join our 15,000+ member community and stay in the loop when we have news in the future, sign up here.

Breaking news (April 2014) – ExpatWomen.com has a new owner! Stay tuned for news soon of our exciting relaunch date.

In the meantime, because our goal has always been to inspire your success abroad, we will keep our site up for you and continue to maintain our blog directory. Our site still shares 2,300+ expat women blogs, interviews with successful women living abroad, 300+ readers' stories, information for nearly 200 countries, links for expat clubs and international schools, fabulous newsletters in our archives, and hundreds of motivational articles. Whether this is your first experience living abroad, you are a long-term expat woman, a repatriate, researcher, a HR professional looking for relocation resources, or someone just dreaming about expat living, our site has something for you.
 
 
 
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"What a great book! For the first time, a real-life manual that will reassure every expat woman that she is not alone in her unspoken feelings and questions. I loved it!"
Ruth E. Van Reken, Co-author of Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds
 
"A terrific book! Real-life examples of the challenges expat women face, with insightful and practical advice, this should be on the must-read list for anyone involved with expatriate administration."
Andrea David, Head of Global Mobility, Bloomberg LP
 
Expat Women: Confessions – 50 Answers to Your Real-Life Questions about Living Abroad
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Expat Women: What Scared Me About Having A Baby Abroad - Ashley Thompsons
What Scared Me About Having A Baby Abroad
Ashley Thompson
 
I never thought I would give birth abroad. Even after I married my husband a year into our time overseas, I wasn’t yet thinking about getting pregnant, much less while we were expats. But as things went, just over two years after arriving in Japan I held two home pregnancy tests, overwhelmed with surprise and my hunch confirmed: we were expecting. But even with the excitement of growing our family from two to three, I felt apprehensive about going through the process in a foreign country...
 
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Expat Women: 3 Mistakes To Avoid As An Expat Life Coach  - Andrea Martinss
3 Mistakes To Avoid As An Expat Life Coach
Andrea Martins
 
Knowing how good it feels to overcome hurdles abroad, some expats become life coaches to help others succeed on their journey as well. I applaud this type of career reinvention and I believe expat life coaches serve a genuine need in the international community. However, in receiving hundreds of emails from expat life coaches over the years, and in meeting numerous coaches personally at networking events, I have observed three mistakes being made by a number of expat life coaches...
 
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Expat Women: 6 Tips To Get Noticed While Job Hunting  - Ashley Thompsons
6 Tips To Get Noticed While Job Hunting
Ashley Thompson
 
How do you land your dream job in a tough economy? The competition is steep, making it almost impossible to get noticed amongst the scores of eager applicants you are competing against. But that doesn't mean achieving your ideal job is hopeless. With a little extra effort and some creativity, you can grab attention and show potential employers how valuable you are. Here are six ideas to help guide you on your path to career bliss...
 
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Expat Women: 7 Resume Design Tips to Help You Stand Out at Home or Abroad  - Ashley Thompsons
7 Resume Design Tips to Help You Stand Out at Home or Abroad
Ashley Thompson
 
Traditional resumes may not yet be a thing of the past, but traditional resume design should be. It's not easy to stand out in your job search when your resume is in the same twelve-point font as every other black and white resume that recruiters have to sift through. But it doesn't have to be that way. Whether you are looking for a job at home or abroad, try some of these steps to give your resume a creative boost that draws attention...
 
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Expat Women: Success Story: Interviews:  Graziella Zanoletti - Elite Rent-A-Car & Friends Of Humanity
Success Story
Graziella Zanoletti
Elite Rent-A-Car & Friends Of Humanity
Italian-born Graziella Zanoletti started her luxury car hire and chauffeur service company Elite Rent-a-Car in 1987 and has built it today to a €20 million business, spanning seven countries, with sales representatives in 5 additional countries...
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Expat Women: Business Idea: The Antiques Diva™ - Toma Haines
Business Idea
The Antiques Diva™
Toma Haines
Toma Haines believes that trailing spouses "have been offered the greatest gift on the planet: the time and resources to pursue their dreams". Toma's dream was to live abroad and create her own career in a suitcase. With The Antiques Diva™, that's exactly what she's done...
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Expat Women Confession: Overcoming Negativity: Extract from Expat Women: Confessions
Expat Confession
Overcoming Negativity
Extract from Expat Women: Confessions
This is my second posting overseas with my husband, and I know I am becoming more and more impossible to be around. I find myself uncontrollably ranting negatively about everything here. I used to be such a relaxed and pleasant person to be around, but now I am spiraling out of control and I have no idea how to return to my usual self...
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Expat Women: Boost Your Brand: 10 Ways to Boost Your (Relocation) Brand Online: Andrea Martins
Boost Your Brand
10 Ways to Boost Your (Relocation) Brand Online
Andrea Martins
Relocated families love the Internet. It feeds their need for information about new destinations and keeps them “connected” with friends and family when their companies transfer them thousands of miles from home. Logic follows then that if your relocation-related business is trying to tap into the valuable online relocation market, you need to be online media savvy...
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Expat Women: Travel Writing: 6 Tips To Make It Better
Travelers
Travel Writing: 6 Tips To Make It Better
Sybil Baker
When I first moved to South Korea to teach English in 1995... I would write long letters home to my parents detailing the mystifying and fascinating world of "exotic" Asia. My parents would share those letters with friends or other relatives, and invariably people would say...
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Expat Women: Repatriation Blues: How To Overcome Expat Withdrawal (Repatriation) By Heather Carreiro
Repatriation Blues
How To Overcome Expat Withdrawal
Heather Carreiro
After living abroad, moving back to your home country can be even more of a shock than learning to live in a new country and culture. So much of how we define ourselves while living and working overseas is wrapped up in being an expat. Our friends back 'home' think of us as...
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