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The American Citizens Abroad Podcast

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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.

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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.

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@aca_podcast

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English


Episodes
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Our Chat with Susan from Overseas Vote Foundation

7/9/2024
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 Overseas Voter Services Overseas Voting Myths US Vote Foundation US Vote Foundation’s Post Election Surveys

Duration:00:32:21

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Our Chat with Cepee about Women Over 30 Moving Abroad

6/11/2024
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! She Hit Refresh website Click to join the Refresher's Lounge for ongoing support with your move abroad She Hit Refreshn Facebook Group She Hit Refresh YouTube Channel She Hit Refresh on Instagram

Duration:00:18:31

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Our Chat with Warren and Julie

5/14/2024
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. Warren & Julie Travel Warren & Julie Travel Blog Warren & Julie Travel YouTube Channel

Duration:00:27:21

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Our Chat with Emery Bowles

4/9/2024
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

Duration:00:14:03

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Our Chat with John Davis

3/12/2024
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 from their male counterparts, and much more. Veterans Living Abroad Articles by John H Davis Free Guide for Veterans Moving Abroad Combat To College www.johnhdaviswriter.com Instagram Tik Tok

Duration:00:16:39

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Our Chat with Michelle No

2/13/2024
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 Moving to Europe As A Person of Color (From a Korean American Expat"

Duration:00:23:31

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Our Chat with Tess, of Sweden and Me

1/9/2024
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

Duration:00:27:35

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Our Chat with Phillip + Jeff of Philly and Co’s in Prague

12/12/2023
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 media, for new additions to their menu and special events: Instagram Facebook X (formerly Twitter) Read about them in Radio Prague International

Duration:00:16:10

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Our Chat with the Author, Keith Van Sickle

11/14/2023
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

Duration:00:28:36

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Our Chat with Matt DeSantis of My Bhutan, Beyul Labs, and more!

9/12/2023
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

Duration:00:21:23

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Our Chat with Move Abroad Life Coach, Casie Tennin

7/11/2023
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! Visit Casie's website or find her on LinkedIn and Instagram.

Duration:00:19:04

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Our Chat with Sara Dyson

6/13/2023
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 View Expat in Croatia's Services Subscribe to Expat in Croatia Donate to Expat in Croatia Follow Expat in Croatia on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Twitter.

Duration:00:34:57

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Our Chat with ACA’s Executive Director, Marylouise Serrato

5/9/2023
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 hearings are so important; what is going on with the Americans Abroad Caucus; and much more! Visit ACA ACA's Current Write-In Campaigns Join ACA

Duration:00:19:11

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Our Chat with Michael Pollock, a Leader in TCK Care

4/11/2023
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! Daraja Daraja - Coaching Daraja - Consulting Daraja - Workshops & Events Third Culture Kids 3rd Edition: Growing Up Among Worlds

Duration:00:38:33

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Our Chat with Entrepreneur, Anne Michelle Wand

3/14/2023
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!

Duration:00:14:21

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Our Chat with Clary Estes, Writer + Photographer

2/14/2023
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! Visit her website Her current Substack project

Duration:00:31:09

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Our Chat with Angela of Roman Vacations

1/10/2023
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 Advisor

Duration:00:09:30

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Our Chat with Elizabeth with TCK Training

12/13/2022
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

Duration:00:18:06

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Our Chat with French Pastry Chef, Molly Wilk

11/8/2022
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

Duration:00:23:39

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Out Chat with Girl Gone London, Kalyn

10/11/2022
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

Duration:00:21:55