15 years, 7 countries and 3 continents later, I call myself an eternal expat.

Why Being an Expat is Good for the Soul

Why Being an Expat is Good for the Soul

The truth is, that I learned how to open myself up to the world at an early age. My parent’s expats adventures in the Middle East and the United States meant that as a child, I was always dreaming of or remembering faraway places. Photo albums full of picnics in...

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Helpful or a Hindrance? Multilingual Parents Raising Multilingual Children

Helpful or a Hindrance? Multilingual Parents Raising Multilingual Children

I know what you’re thinking. How could being a multilingual parent, be a hindrance in your quest to raise multilingual children? How could it be anything but beneficial? After all, you are in a unique position to understand your children’s struggles and are in the...

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No Job, New Country, Zero Friends – Why Do I Keep Signing Up For This?”

No Job, New Country, Zero Friends – Why Do I Keep Signing Up For This?”

Each time I move to a new country, I usually spend the first month (or two!) asking myself the same question:  “what the @#$#$#% am I doing here?” Friendless, jobless and clueless is usually a pretty succinct description of me at the beginning of each expat stint, no...

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The Best Bits From A Life Lived Abroad

The Best Bits From A Life Lived Abroad

As expats, we always say that living abroad changes us. Living in a foreign country teaches us valuable lessons, about ourselves and about the local culture and customs, which we experience first-hand. Different countries teach us different lessons. Sometimes, even...

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Hi, I’m Mariam! When I was 19 years old, I left my home in Karachi, Pakistan to go on an adventure. What started off with just me and one suitcase, has turned into a full-blown expat adventure. Read more about me and my family.

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