Moving Around the World & Expat Life w/ ExpatsEverywhere ​

Not Your Average Globetrotter

Jul 28 2023 • 44 mins

In the most recent episode of the Not Your Average Globetrotter podcast, hosted by Rafael Di Furia, we are introduced to the world of Josh and Kalie from @ExpatsEverywhere . This dynamic duo takes us on an intimate journey through their own expat life, sharing their experiences of residing in a variety of countries and the hurdles they've had to overcome while navigating the complexities of different cultures. Josh and Kalie delve into the nitty-gritty of their expatriate life, discussing the intricate details of healthcare and education systems they've encountered in their travels. They also touch on the challenges and joys of raising their daughter in foreign lands. Their stories illuminate the crucial role of language acquisition in their lives, and how it has helped them to better understand and integrate into their adopted communities. They also highlight the importance of socialization, especially for their daughter, in these diverse cultural settings. As the conversation progresses, Josh and Kalie open up about their experiences in finding a sense of community while living thousands of miles away from their home country. They found solace and companionship particularly within Christian churches, which served as a comforting constant amidst the whirlwind of their nomadic lifestyle. They share their observations of the different church cultures they've encountered in various countries, emphasizing the significance of forging connections and nurturing friendships with both fellow expatriates and locals. Having lived in North America, Europe, and Asia, they offer a unique perspective on the distinctiveness of life in different parts of the globe. They talk about the adaptability required to embrace new traditions and practices, and how this flexibility has enriched their lives. Their stories are a testament to the resilience and open-mindedness necessary to thrive as an expatriate. The episode provides a deep dive into the lives of the people behind ExpatsEverywhere, shedding light on the diversity of experiences, challenges, and rewards that come with living in different countries. It's a captivating exploration of the immersion in foreign cultures, and the personal growth that comes from stepping out of one's comfort zone and embracing the unknown. Josh and Kalie's stories are not just about the physical journey of moving from one place to another, but also about the emotional and psychological journey of adapting to new environments, understanding different cultures, and building a life away from the familiar. Their experiences underscore the fact that being an expatriate is not just about geographical displacement, but also about cultural immersion, personal transformation, and the forging of a global identity. In this episode of Not Your Average Globetrotter, you'll hear about the highs and lows, the triumphs and trials, and the adventures and misadventures of living abroad. It's a testament to the human spirit's ability to adapt, learn, and grow in the face of change and uncertainty. So, tune in and embark on this enlightening journey with Josh, Kalie, and Rafael Di Furia, as they take you through the captivating world of expatriates. You can find @ExpatsEverywhere online through the following links: Website - https://www.expatseverywhere.com/ 📬 Let's connect 🔵Instagram: http://www.RafaelDiFuria.com/instagram 🔵Facebook: http://www.RafaelDiFuria.com/facebook 🔵Twitter: http://www.RafaelDiFuria.com/twitter 🔵Email: http://www.RafaelDiFuria.com/contact/ 00:00 - Into & Opening Thoughts 01:16 - Expat Life in Europe vs Asia 07:05 - Living in the Middle East as an Expat 10:43 - Experiences Working Abroad 16:28 - Testing your relationship around the world 20:24 - Raising children abroad 30:04 - Would you give birth in Portugal or the USA? 31:16 - Finding a church and community while living abroad 44:07 - Closing Thoughts & Outro

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