WHAT EXPATS CAN DO

…. to bring hope to the world

Posts by Cristina Baldan

A reflection of Chris O’Shaughnessy on how we can change the concept of home to find hope.   Many sociologists agree that society is losing its ability to maintain community. More people feel disconnected, lonely, and hopeless: emotionally homeless. Expats benefit from a lifestyle which challenges them to actively seek, build, and participate in community […]

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An expat survey.   In my experience, I’ve realized that most expats are not aware of the enormous potential they have. Nor are they aware of the skills they’ve gained from this kind of life. I suspect the reason is probably lying behind the psychological challenges and fatigue they are obliged to overcome every time […]

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We sincerely thank Federico Bonadonna for allowing us to publish the translation of his moving account of what it means to be the trailing husband of an aid worker.   I have followed my wife for ten consecutive years in places I had barely heard about (and some places I’d never heard about), not to […]

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I recently returned to Italy, my home country, while waiting for my next destination abroad. What I have found is a terrible reality in which the official narrative is based on racism, discrimination, and prejudice. I have been wondering what I, as an expat, can do to contribute to counteract all of this.   “Don’t […]

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Mariam Navaid Ottimofiore is a Pakistani born expat who grew up in Bahrain, New York City and Karachi. She has been living abroad for 17 years, with her husband and her two children. She has presently just left Dubai and moved to Ghana. I met her at the Families in Global Transition (FIGT) conference in […]

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Cinzia D’Ambrosi is an expat Italian photographer who uses photography to connect, feel, understand and denounce. I talked to her especially on one of her most important project, Hate Hurts.   Cinzia D’Ambrosi left her native Italy at age 18, and never went back. She has lived in Iceland, Germany, Spain, and has her current […]

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Nikki Cornfield is one of the Parfitt-Pascoe Writing Residents 2018. She is a British expat, yoga and meditation teacher, currently living in Australia. She blogs at https://nikkicornfield.com/. We thank her for this great article.   In July 2016 we joined two other families in Hanoi in the north of Vietnam to begin our adventure traveling […]

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