WHAT EXPATS CAN DO

…. to bring hope to the world

WHAT EXPATS CAN DO

... to bring hope to the world

Manifesto

What Expats Can Do (WECD) is a non-profit project with the goal of promoting awareness in the expat community about the skills expats have that our communities desperately need    ...

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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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Resources

We intend to use this page to gather any useful resources to broaden the discussion on the role of expatriates to bring empathy and hope to the world. If you...

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Latest Posts

How the language we speak shapes our brain

In these turbulent times, with so many examples of the difficulty we human beings face relating to each other, I end up asking myself why it is so hard for...

The bitter expat privilege of Covid-19

In this post I reflect on how COVID-19 has impacted our lives as expats, and what it has taught us.   When I wrote a post on my blog about...

tayo rockson

Use your difference to make a difference – Tayo Rockson’s mission and a wonderful book

I have another book to add to my list of books that made me. Its title is Use your difference to make a difference, and it has been written by...

You have to be very careful with dreams

It has been an absolute pleasure to have this wonderful conversation with Franco Alosio, an Italian expat living in Bucharest since 2000. Franco has been collaborating with “Parada Foundation” since...

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WE HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO BRING HOPE TO THE WORLD

About us

Cristina Baldan

Cristina has lived on 5 continents and 7 different countries (Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, France, Australia, Italy, The Netherlands and Canada). She is deeply interested in topics linked to migration, multiculturalism, and encounters amongst different people. She lives in Calgary, where she works as a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant.

Christopher O’Shaughnessy

Christopher is a passionate and versatile author and speaker who uses a unique blend of story-telling, humor, and provocative insight to engage a wide array of people on topics ranging from Third Culture Kids and the effects of globalization to building community and increasing empathy.

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, Southeast Asia and is at present in Geneva, Switzerland, from where she continues her work to improve the life of expat women all over the world.

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