Posts Tagged ‘expat’

How to start an expat blog (or any blog)

Written by Diane. Posted in on everything else

How to start an expat blog

Wooohoooo, you’re moving abroad!! I bet you can hardly contain your excitement!

Then moving day finally comes and all the prep work you’ve put into the giant step of moving abroad is actually happening. You’ve now arrived in your new country. You’ve done it! You’re adjusting. You’re feeling good.

You’re also toying with the idea of starting an expat blog. You love reading others’ blogs and want a space on the web to call your own.

But you’re still dragging your feet because it’s item 46 on a never-ending to-do list. You’re full of excuses. “There are so many blogs out there already… will mine be any good?” you wonder. “Ugh, I don’t have the time,” you say. And maybe the excuse holding you back the most: “I don’t know how to start!”

If you’re stressing over how to start an expat blog or a blog in general, let me help you with that.

Here’s my guide on how to start an expat blog!

A French perspective: Surviving my first couple of months in the USA

Written by Diane. Posted in on everything else

my first couple of months in the USA

Most of the time on Oui In France, you get my perspective on what it’s like for a foreigner in France, but today I’m sharing a different point of view. For my final guest post this winter, I have a piece written by a French woman who now lives in the USA. Catherine Rochereul-Portier was born and raised in France and then moved to Germany. Over 20 years later, in 2013, she gave up her consulting business and moved with her family to the United States. After settling in, she started a cross-border blog named HowToGuide.org where she shares her knowledge about cultural differences between France or Germany and the US.

Here, Catherine is sharing what the early months in the USA were like.

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How to move to France

Written by Diane. Posted in France, on life in France

how-to-move-to-france

Hi guys, the most popular question I get from readers is about how to move to France. People write me looking for advice, reassurance and encouragement, all of which I’m happy to give. Some are single people in their 20s looking to study abroad, others are married with kids and want to try something new, and others are couples of retirement age looking to slow down and soak up French culture.

I’m the first to say I’m not an expert on how to move to France; I’m just someone who has done it. My blog focuses more on what life is like once you’re in France and not how to move to France, but I wanted to compile some resources for anyone out there who may be considering a move.

Here are my suggestions and a few pieces of advice on how to move to France.

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Life lessons from living abroad

Written by Diane. Posted in on everything else

Life lessons from living abroad

Sometimes we don’t realize we’ve made such great strides until we get some distance from a particular situation and look back. Lessons take time to process and little personality shifts don’t happen overnight. Some of these are directly related to living abroad and some are just truths I’ve come to realize with time and it just so happens that I live abroad. As we get older and see more and do more, we can’t help but allow these experiences to change us. I like to think it’s all for the best.

GO!

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