…. to bring hope to the world


... to bring hope to the world

The Project

This space is A CALL TO ACTION FOR EXPATS We would like to invite you to increase your involvement in your local reality and participate in a community built to...

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The Story

The seed of What Expats Can Do was planted in March 2016, during Christopher O’Shaughnessy’s opening keynote address at the Families In Global Transition (FIGT) conference in Amsterdam. Claudia and...

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Our Challenges

“Essentially, empathy is the ability to be moved by the feelings of others” Christopher O-Shaughnessy. How can we be touched by the feelings of others if we are afraid of...

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Latest Posts

Red spades and black hearts?

How much of our knowledge is influenced by our experience? How many times we see only what we think we are seeing? Facing diversity can be tricky: are we aware of...

Linguistic empathy

What is linguistic empathy, and why is it important to practice it?   According to a survey of the Ethnologue, there are 7,099 distinct languages in the world, but only...

Empathy in…a bottle

  An 8-year-old child in Gaza has lived through three rounds of conflict. A year after the summer 2014 hostilities, the children of Gaza are still recovering from the nightmare....

penny wirton school

The Penny Wirton School

The Penny Wirton School is a very special Italian language school for new migrants, founded by writer Eraldo Affinati and his wife Anna Luce Lenzi. The school is special because...



About us

Cristina Baldan

Cristina has lived on 5 continents and 6 different countries (Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, France, Australia, Canada and The Netherlands). A photographer and graphic designer, she is deeply interested in topics linked to multiculturalism and encounters amongst different people. She lives in Maastricht, The Netherlands.


Expatclic is a multilingual and multicultural community founded in 2004 to support expat women all over the world in all phases of their relocations abroad. It promotes a respectful encounter with diversity and encourages individuals of all horizons to embrace different lifestyles and make the most out of their experience in contact with other cultures.

Claudia Landini

Claudia is the founder of Expatclic.com. A cross-cultural trainer and coach, she has lived in countries in Europe, Africa, Latin America, Middle East and is at present in Jakarta, Indonesia, from where she continues her work to improve the life of expat women all over the world.

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