The American Citizens Abroad Podcast

The American Citizens Abroad Podcast

Living abroad can be an adventure...and as a US Citizen it can be challenging! On the second Tuesday of each month, the American Citizens Abroad (ACA) team dives into an array of issues concerning Americans residing abroad, from managing expat life to finances to culture shock to trailing spouses and everything in-between! Join us as we explore the reality of life as an American living abroad.

Episodes

July 9, 2024 32 mins

We chat with Susan, the force behind Overseas Vote Foundation, about it’s creation and it’s sister website, US Vote Foundation; voting trends; surveys they have done; the US voting system; getting more Americans who live abroad to vote; and so much more!

 

Share the links below to help get out the vote:

Voter Journey Map

Overseas Vote Foundation

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We chat with Cepee, the brains behind the She Hit Refresh website, Facebook group, and podcast - a community dedicated to helping women over 30 move abroad. We cover how leaving the US helped her to figure out what she was supposed to be doing in her life; tips for overcoming fears about moving abroad; the pros and cons of moving abroad in one’s 30s, 40s, and 50s; and much more!

 

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May 14, 2024 27 mins

In this episode, we chat with Warren and Julie, of Warren & Julie Travel, who are in early retirement and slow travel full-time. Their YouTube channel and website offer information on residency programs, how to be a nomad in Europe, and expat life in various countries. We chat about how they travel with their two dogs, under-rated destinations, insider tips on slow travel, and much more.

 

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April 9, 2024 14 mins

We chat with Emery Bowles, who has been moving back and forth between Japan and the US, and the mind behind the site Remote Working.  We discuss how his young son handles traveling between the US and Japan, digital nomads and how AI will impact them, and much more!

EmeryBowles.com

I've been moving back and forth between Japan and the US for years. The quality of life in Japan is much better. - Business Insider

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March 12, 2024 16 mins

We chat with John Davis, a combat veteran with a Master’s degree from Harvard, an award-winning author, creator of the Veterans Living Abroad Guides, and a writer who writes about veteran issues. We chat about his life abroad, how many veterans live abroad and where, how a lower cost of living impacts mental health, how veterans receive healthcare outside of the US, how female veterans looking to move abroad differ fr...

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February 13, 2024 23 mins
We chat with Michelle No, a Korean American expat and culture journalist and writer living in Berlin, about life in Berlin, the good and not-so-good aspects of being an Asian American expat in Germany, adjusting to life in Germany, freelancing internationally, and much more!   Michelle's Instagram   Michelle's website   Michelle No on Substack   From Buzzfeed: "Here's the Good, The Not So Good, And The Unexpected About Movin...
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January 9, 2024 27 mins

We chat with Tess, of the blog Sweden and Me about the work-life balance in Sweden compared to the US, her university experience in Sweden, why Scandinavian countries rank high as some of the happiest places in the world to live, and much more!

Sweden and Me

Business Insider’s Profile on Tess

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We chat with Phillip and Jeff, the chefs behind Philly & Co's Restaurant located in Prague, about what inspired them to open a restaurant featuring cheesesteak sandwiches, deep dish pizza, and chicken wings in Prague, choosing a location for their restaurant, recipe development, and much, much more!    Visit their site Visit their restaurant, located at Tachovské nám. 649, 130 00 Praha 3-Žižkov, Czechia. Follow them on social m...
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November 14, 2023 28 mins

We chat with the author, Keith Van Sickle, who splits his time between Provence and California, about why he and his wife choose to split their time between the US and France, French short-stay visas, the best kept secrets of Provence, and much more!

Keith's website

One Sip at a Time: Learning to Live in Provence

An Insider's Guide to Provence

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We chat with Matt DeSantis of My Bhutan, Beyul Labs, and the US State Department's warden for Bhutan, about his life in Bhutan, the Bhutan perspective of how to approach life, introducing baseball to Bhutan and more.

My Bhutan Beyul Labs An Insider’s Guide to the Wonders of Bhutan via Columbia Magazine In the mountains of the world's most remote country, baseball takes hold via MLB

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We chat with Casie Tennin, a Master Certified Life Coach who specializes in life coaching for expats, about the challenges some American expats face when moving abroad, the issues that come up for those who are thinking of moving abroad versus those who are already overseas, how geographic location can impact the challenges of those who have moved to another country, her method for helping her clients, and much more!

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June 13, 2023 34 mins

We chat with Sara Dyson, the founder of  the site Expat in Croatia, about how the site came about, the challenges she has faced as an American in Croatia, the challenges those immigrating to Croatia face, and much more!

Expat in Croatia

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We chat with the Executive Director of ACA, Marylouise Serrato about what’s new with ACA’s advocacy in Washington DC, what is happening with the three bills introduced in the last Congress (Congresswoman Maloney’s safe harbor bill for FATCA reporting, her commission bill, and Congressman Beyer’s tax filing simplification act); the impact of government and academic studies on advocacy for tax reform; why Congressional ...

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Michael Pollock, a leader in TCK care, founding Director of Daraja, and the co-author of “Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds”, 3rd edition, is our guest for this episode. We chat about his experience overseas, his experience of raising kids overseas, the issues TCKs are trying to manage in today’s world, challenges TCKs face when repatriating, today’s technology and TCKs, Daraja, and much more!

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We chat with entrepreneur and American living in the Caribbean Islands of Panama, Anne Michelle Wand, about her life abroad, her history as an entrepreneur, and more!

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We chat with writer and photographer Clary Estes about the time she has spent abroad, her art and writing work, photographers and writes who have influenced her, where she is possibly moving to next, and more!

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Her current Substack project

 

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January 10, 2023 11 mins
We chat with Angela, the Operations Manager of Roman Vacations and an American living in Rome, about what should be visited in Rome that you would never find in a guidebook, some of her favorite spots in Rome, what it's like running a business in Italy, some of the common issues American expats in Italy face, and more.   The Roman Vacations Website Roman Vacations on Facebook Roman Vacations on Instagram Roman Vacations on Trip Adv...
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December 13, 2022 20 mins

We chat with Elizabeth, Chief Operations Officer, with TCK Training. We discuss the programs TCK Training offers for TCKs, parents, and care providers, their 2021 survey and white paper, Adult TCKs, and much more!

TCK Training

Research at TCK Training

TCK Training's Resources

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We chat with Molly Wilk, a French pastry chef living in Versailles about her expat story, taking classes at Le Cordon Bleu, teaching others how to create French pastries, and much more.

Molly's website

Molly's Cookbooks

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October 11, 2022 21 mins

We chat with Girl Gone London's Kalyn, about her experience living in London, differences between the US and the UK, experiencing reverse culture shock, her blog and YouTube channel, and more!

Girl Gone London

Ultimate London and UK Travel Guide Facebook Group

The Girl Gone London Book

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