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Episode 54: A Canadian Expat in East Africa

Scenic view from Kigali City Tower

Melissa MacKay earned her law degree and got a job as a human rights lawyer. This provided her the opportunity to visit Africa, and spend time in a few different countries there — some for work, and some for vacation. This episode she shares her experiences there on food, the beautiful landscape and the welcoming people she met.

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Episode 53: A Canadian Expat in Denmark

Copenhagen

Stephanie Rahbek Simonsen agreed to move to Denmark with her husband, thinking she’d have a few months to get used to the idea. Her husband found a job in Copenhagen inside of a month. Months later, Stephanie joined him.

This episode, listen to a Canadian Expat in Copenhagen talk about how foreigners are regarded, Danish cuisine, and advice on whether or not shopping for clothes in Denmark is good for your body image.

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Episode 50: A Canadian Expat in Oman

Sur, Oman

When the economy started to crater, Catherine and her husband, who had been living in Calgary, took it as a sign to try out an expat adventure. Their search for a new experience led them to Sur, Oman, where the couple currently resides with their instagrammable dog. Find out about life for these two Canadians on the coast of the Arabian sea in our last episode before we break for the Holidays.

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Episode 49: A Canadian Expat in Lincoln, UK

Empowerment Sculpture - Lincoln UK

A French-Canadian women met her love on the internet, and wouldn’t allow an ocean to separate them. Now she’s in Lincoln, in the process of renewing her Visa, and living through the bureaucracy of Brexit, while she misses her beloved maple syrup, and, of course, her family.

Listen in on the life of a French translator as she learns the ways of the English!

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Episode 48: A Canadian Expat in Chile (through China)

Santiago de Chile at night

Heather Morrow lost her job in oil & gas when Alberta’s economy tanked. But she didn’t take it lying down: she decided it was exactly what she needed to begin an expat adventure that’s taken her through China all the way to Santiago, Chile.

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Episode 31: A Canadian Expat in Beijing

Beijing

Maria Tran’s been living the Expat life for almost her whole career. As the principal at an international school in Beijing — which the former Edmontonian arrived at by way of New Brunswick, of all places — she sees a few different sides of life in the massive Chinese city.

Find out about challenges with the internet, cab drivers, and what the life of a Canadian teacher is like in one of the biggest cities on Earth.

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Episode 29: A Canadian Expat in the Maldives

Maldives in the morning (Constance Halaveli Resort & Spa)

Imagine living on an island the foundations of which are millions of living and dead organisms. That’s a little hint of what it’s like to live in the Maldives.

Learn about Lara Hill’s experiences on the atolls and getting stranded alone on New Years Day!

For those looking for a similar experience, Lara recommends you look into applying for a UN experience through UNA-Canada’s IDDIP program: www.unac.org

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Episode 26: A Canadian Expat in Morocco

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Until I met Emily Mattingsley, I never thought of Morocco as a surf destination. But that’s one of the things that lured this Canadian teacher to the North African Country. Emily tells me about her experiences in Morocco which includes warm people, unbelievable food, and even a little bit of street harassment.

Please forgive some of the audio glitches this episode. We did our best to smooth them over. Thanks for listening!

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Episode 24: A Canadian Expat in Provence

Provence

Ashley Tinker, an anglophone Montrealer, found love in Western Europe. But though she met her partner in Italy, the region of Provence would be where they settled down together. Find out about the differences between life in Paris, from our 19th episode, and life here in the French countryside.

Also, you should check out Ashley’s blog, Curious Provence.

Image by François Philipp. Used under creative commons licence.

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Episode 22: A Canadian Expat on Broadway

Broadway

Ben Wheelwright’s journey to the stage on Broadway moved in a path eastward, beyond the atlantic, and back to New York City. We spoke with Ben about his experiences as an expat Broadway actor. You can see Ben before in the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime at the Barrymore Theatre.

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