Resources related to international life


A Career in Your Suitcase, Jo Parfitt (author), Debbie Jenkins (editor), 2013

A Great Move: How to survive and thrive in your expat assignment, Katia Vlachos, 2018

A Mindful Move: Feel at home again, Kiran Prasad, 2017

A Parent’s Guide To Raising Kids Overseas, Jeffery A. Devens, 2017

A Portable Identity: A Woman’s Guide to Maintaining a Sense of Self While Moving Overseas, Debra R. Bryson and Charise M. Hoge, 2005

Between Worlds: Essays on Culture and Belonging, Gardner, Marilyn R., 2014

Choose Life: The Tools, Tricks, and Hacks of Long-Term Family Travellers, Worldschoolers and Digital Nomads, Daniel Prince, 2017

Dancing In The Fountain: How to Enjoy Living Abroad, Karen McCann, 2015

Emotional Resilience and the Expat Child: Practical Storytelling Techniques That Will Strengthen the Global Family, Julia Simens, Summertime Publishing, 2011

Expat Women: Confessions – 50 Answers to Your Real-Life Questions about Living Abroad, Andrea Martins and Victoria Hepworth, 2011

Expat: Women’s True Tales of Life Abroad, Christina Henry De Tessan, 2002
Forced to Fly: An Anthology of Writings That Will Make You See the Funny Side of Living Abroad, Jo Parfitt, 2012

Free At Last: Live, Love & Work Abroad: How to Find Jobs and Build Your Career Anywhere, Kristen Palana & Jacqueline Seidel, 2017

Finding a Place to Park my Melon: Memoir of a Trailing Spouse (Memoirs of a Wanderer),
Katherine Gostick, 2020

Greetings from Abroadland: Experiences of Family Life Abroad, Helena Jalanka, 2018

How to make your dream of living in another country a reality, Louis K Boamponsem, 2018

Knocked Up Abroad: Stories of pregnancy, birth, and raising a family in a foreign country, Lisa Ferland & Olga Mecking (authors), Melinda Lipkin (editor), 2016

Living Elsewhere: Because a life overseas can be tough and, well, sometimes you just have to laugh, Cath Brew, 2018

Living Your Best Life Abroad, Jeanne Heinzer, 2009

Misunderstood, The impact of growing up overseas in the 21st century, Tanya Crossman, 2016

Monday Morning Emails, Terry Anne Wilson and Jo Parfitt, 2018

Moving Without Shaking: The guide to expat life success (from women to women), Yelena Mackay, 2014

My Life Abroad, A selection of expat stories, Florence Gindre and Cyril Richert, 2016

Slurping Soup and Other Confusions (true stories and activities to help third culture kids during transition), Tonges, Menezes and Gemmer Emigh, 2013

The Emotionally Resilient Expat – Engage, Adapt and Thrive Across Cultures, Linda A. Janssen, 2013

The Expat Partner’s Survival Guide, Clara Wiggins, 2015

The Expert Expat: Your Guide to Successful Relocation Abroad, Melissa Brayer-Hess and  Patricia Linderman, 2011

The diary of a single parent abroad, Jill Pennington (Author), 2013

The Family Freedom Project: A Step-by-Step Guide to Living Abroad with Kids, Liisa Wexler, 2014

The Family Sabbatical Handbook: The Budget Guide To Living Abroad With Your Family, Elisa Bernick, 2007

The Happy Migrant, Your Relocation Survival Guide, Kama J. Frankling, 2011

The Mobile Life: A New Approach to Moving Anywhere, Diane Lemieux and Anne Parker, 2014

This Messy Mobile Life: How a Mola Can Help Globally Mobile Families Create a Life by Design, Mariam N. Ottimofiore, 2019

Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds, David C. Pollock, Ruth E. Van Reken and Michael V. Pollock, 2017

Thriving Abroad: The definitive guide to professional and personal relocation success, Louise Wiles and Evelyn Simpson, 2017

Travel Deeper: A Globetrotter’s Guide to Starting a Business Abroad, Ryan Spiegel, 2016

Unpack: A Guide to Life as an Expat Spouse, Lana Wimmer, Tanya Arler, 2017

Writing Out of Limbo: International Childhoods, Global Nomads and Third Culture Kids, Gene H. Bell-Villada, Nina Sichel, Faith Eidse and Elaine Neil Orr, 2011


A House for Hermit Crab, Eric Carle, 2014

A Kiss Goodbye, Audrey Penn (Author), Barbara Leonard Gibson (Illustrator), 2007

B at Home: Emma Moves Again, Valerie Besanceney, 2014

Big Ernie’s New Home: A Story for Children Who Are Moving, Teresa Martin and Whitney Martin, 2006

I Like Where I Am, Jessica Harper, 2004

My Moving Booklet, Valérie Besanceney, 2015

My Very Exciting, Sorta Scary, Big Move: A Workbook for Children Moving to a New Home, Lori Attanasio Woodring, 2013

REASONS TO GO: diary of a serial expat Paperback
Annamaria Imberti, 2017

Sammy’s Next Move: Sammy the snail is a travelling snail who lives in different countries, Helen Maffini, 2011

The Berenstain Bears’ Moving Day, Stan Berenstain and Jan Berenstain, 1981

The Good-Pie Party, Liz Garton Scanlon and Kady MacDonald Denton, 2014

The Kids’ Guide to Living Abroad, Martine Zoer, Michelle Christensen, 2007

The World is Your Party – Counting One to Ten Festivals from Around the World, Kelly Curtis, Helena Jalanka, 2020

There’s Some Place Like Home: Lessons From a Decade Abroad
Dina Honour, 2018


Club Expat: A Teenager’s Guide to Moving Overseas, Aniket Shah & Akash Shah, 2005

‘Expat Teens Talk’, Lisa Pitmann & Diana Smith, 2013


Information desks and communities

ExpatForum – information and conversations
Expat Focus – information about living abroad
Expat Info Desk – international relocation guide services
Expat Network  – UK-based organisation for expats seeking work and assistance overseas
ExpatWoman – interviews, forums and articles
Families in Global Transition – forum for internationals
Global Living Magazine – a lifestyle magazine for expats worldwide
Hiraeth Magazine – digital magazine exploring ‘home’ through storytelling
I Am A Triangle – a global community with forum
InterNations  – international people meeting, connecting and exchanging information
Tandem Nomads – support and information for global entrepreneurs, a podcast
Thriving Abroad – inspiration, insights and advice to help you create professional and personal success abroad, a podcast
Two Fat Expats Community for people abroad, Facebook group
Grumpy Expat – a place to vent your experiences (good or bad), Facebook group
The Expat Magazine – a multi author blog for expats
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Language Learning Tools

Duolingo – gamelike application for language learning
Babbel – language learning application with 14 languages
Busuu – community afor language learning, courses in 12 languages on web and mobile
Fluentu – language learning with real world videos
Memrise – language courses online
Livelingua – language lessons via Skype
Lingoda – German/English/French/Spanish online in group or private lessons
FunEasyLearn – language learning apps – chat with language partners via text or voice/video calls/recordings – language partners and tutors – penpals online – penpals online – various hobby groups like language conversation/coffee meetups
Mondly – Augmented reality language learning online via web or app
Immerseme – virtual reality based language learning