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

home to find hope

Changing our Concept of Home to Find HOPE

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....

The Expat Life “Gifts”

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...

Books that made me

There is a column in The Guardian called “Books that made me”. In it, all sorts of questions about books are asked of the author, whom each week is chosen...

aid worker

The trailing husband (of an aid worker)

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.  ...

HAVE AN IDEA?

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, Canada and The Netherlands). She is deeply interested in topics linked to multiculturalism and encounters amongst different people and she lives in Edmonton, Canada.

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 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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