Expat case studies

Expat case studies

Find out what advice expats would give to others thinking of moving to another country, and learn about the rewards and challenges of living abroad.

Arnaud de Puyfontaine

Arnaud de Puyfontaine

Moving to London at the height of the financial crisis was a gamble, for Frenchman, Arnaud de Puyfontaine.


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Video: My three favourite things

Sabine Fichaux

Sabine Fichaux

Swapping Paris for London was more than just the job for Sabine Fichaux, once she got past the dialect barrier.


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Video: Sabine's Tips

Peter MacRobert

Peter MacRobert

Being at the mercy of London's landlords led to Peter MacRobert discovering life outside the South African-dominated south west.

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Video: Peter's quick guide to London

Uma Turan

Uma Turan

Uma Turan moved from Turkey to learn English, but inspiration from London's museums led to a dream career as a milliner.


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Oliver Jones

The real Brazil

Oliver Jones has been an 'on-the-road' employee since 2008, but he found a home from home - and the love of his life - during the year he spent in Brazil.


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David Blair

Possibilities in India

David Blair went to India to set up a design agency and found a country with drive, excitement and 'a terrific sense that anything can happen'.


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Ian

In love with east Asia

For Ian, working abroad means he's missed a few weddings back home - but the benefits have been immense and his love for east Asia is still growing.

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World of Opportunities

World of Opportunities

This series of articles looks at 21 century expats and the destinations likely to appeal to those with a pioneering outlook to both their career and lifestyle.


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Bryce's story

What advice would you give? 'Set aside a decent amount of time when you first arrive to get to know the various parts of your new city'.

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Marie's story

Have your experiences lived up to your expectations? 'Absolutely - I have managed to get my career up and running again.'

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Naomi's story

Which aspects of expat life have you found most rewarding? 'The ability to meet some amazing people along the way.'

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Russell's story

What was it about the expat lifestyle that appealed? 'I moved abroad in search of a life less ordinary.'


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