An Expats Journey Living in India and Morocco

I was recently on a podcast where the interviewer asked me some good questions. I shared my story as a Black American expat who has lived in India and Morocco in a way I never have before. Today, I am unpacking my expat journey even more to give you a chance to learn more about me and hopefully envision a new way you can travel and work abroad one day. Check out the Adventure Calls podcast here. Table of Contents BEFORE I BECAME AN EXPAT Before we begin, let me briefly share what my life was…

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5 Things I’ve Experienced As A Black Woman Living Abroad

I am a Black American Expat who has lived in both India and Morocco. My identity is something that stands out wherever I live and I have had some very interesting experiences because of it, which we will discuss in this post. Although these are experiences I have personally had, I know there are plenty of other black women and women of color who have similar stories. It's safe to say that these experiences have shaped who I am and allowed me to grow! If you can relate, feel free to leave a comment below. …

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5 Things Expats Do When They Return Home

Today we are talking about what expats do when they move back home after living abroad.  The re-acclimatization to our home countries may seem simple to most people, but adjusting to 'home' can prove to be challenging at times for many expats, including myself. Let's go over the 5 things expats do when we move back home. If you have any additions to this conversation, please leave a comment. TRY TO FIT BACK IN One of the first things we do when we move back home is to make attempts to fit in where we…

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3 Easy Ways to Learn Local Languages

The Beauty of Learning Local Languages When people ask me what steps they should take before they move abroad I usually tell them to start the process by learning the languages where they plan to move. For Morocco, I learned french before I arrived, and doing so helped me feel more confident with my communication skills. When I moved to India, I did not know any local languages and I found it hard to adjust at first (even though many people speak English). There is something to be said about learning local languages that have…

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