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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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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 Over…
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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 30…
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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, ins…
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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. T…
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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 …
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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 Buzzf…
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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 siteVisit their restaurant, located a…
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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 co…
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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 …
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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 …
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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 governm…
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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 repatriat…
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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 WebsiteRo…
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We chat with Rebecca Lammers, the International Representative on the Taxpayer Advocate Panel (TAP), about her new role on TAP, some of the issues she has raised on behalf of Americans living abroad, some of the challenges she expects to face, how she sees her role evolving over time, and more! The TAP website ­– submit your suggestions Follow Rebe…
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We chat with Nick Biblis, The Advancement and Communications Advisor at Jakarta Intercultural School. We discuss life as an expat in Jakarta, the expat community in Jakarta, repatriating back to the US, and much more! Jakarta Intercultural SchoolBy americancitizensabroad
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We chat with Marylouise Serrato, Executive Director of American Citizens Abroad (ACA), and Charles Bruce, ACA Legal Counsel and ACA Global Foundation's (ACAGF) Chairman, about District Economics Group's (DEG) recent study completed in support of Residence-Based Taxation (RBT). We discuss how the research helps advocacy for RBT; why revenue neutrali…
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We chat with Kate Dahl, professional motivational speaker, workshop facilitator, lecturer, and founder and owner of Career Denmark. We talk about Career Denmark's approach to connecting talent to companies, the job search in Denmark, the Danish concept of Hygge, how to handle being fired with grace, and what makes Denmark a great destination for Am…
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We speak to YouTubers, Josh & Vicky, (aka "A Couple of Nomads"), who are currently living in Valencia, Spain, about relocating to Spain in the middle of a pandemic, how their YouTube channel came about, the American expat community in Spain, their experiences living abroad, and much more! Josh & Vicky's YouTube Channel, A Couple of Nomads A Couple …
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We chat with Kema Ward-Hopper, founder of the retreat space, Unplugged; English teacher; and yoga instructor about her life in Costa Rica, her retreat space, growing up as an "army brat" versus raising her kids in Costa Rica, and much more. Unplugged Costa Rica Unplugged Costa Rica on InstagramBy americancitizensabroad
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We chat with Tim Leffel, writer, author, editor, publisher and an American living in Mexico about his life as an American abroad, his books and publishing company, the community of Americans in Mexico, healthcare in Mexico, how to find a place to live in Mexico, and much more! Tim Leffel's site Tim's Books More about Al Centro Media and Perceptive …
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We chat with ACA's Executive Director, Marylouise Serrato, for a 2021 year-end review of ACA's work throughout the year. ACA: https://www.americansabroad.org/RBT Coalition: https://www.rbtcoalition.org/'Parting the Veil: Analyzing the Revenue Effects of Residence-Based Taxation (RBT)' and 'Congress Can Pass Residence-Based Taxation (RBT). Here's Ho…
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We speak with Juanita Ingram, matriarch of the Ingram family and the brains behind the award-winning reality docuseries, The Expats: International Ingrams. We chat about her reality series, how her family ended up living abroad, family life abroad and raising children abroad, the challenges of black Americans living abroad, Dress for Success Greate…
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We chat with Linda Mueller, a certified life coach and the founder of The Expat Partner Coach, LLC. We discuss life coaching, the different challenges that male expat partners or accompanying spouses experience from women, the different types of expats, what qualities help to make the experience of being an expat partner more rewarding, and why she…
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We chat with John Alan, of the Comin' Home podcast, a singer-songwriter and musician, standup comedian, powerlifter, writer, and an American living in Norway. We speak about his varied interests, how COVID-19 has impacted his creativity, the issues of Americans overseas, and how the US can better engage with Americans living abroad. Comin' Home pod…
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First, we speak with Charles Bruce, ACAGF's Chairman, about ACAGF's webinar, "Parting the veil, analyzing the revenue effects of RBT". And then, we chat with Lisa Vanden Bos, from FUSAC, located in Paris, France about FUSAC's history, how it has evolved and much more! ACAGF's webinar, "Parting the Veil: Analyzing the Revenue Effects of Residence-Ba…
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We chat with Sutanya Dacres, an American living in Paris and the host of the Dinner for One podcast, about her delightful podcast, and how it came about, and life in Paris (and abroad) as an American. Later, we speak with Marylouise Serrato, Executive Director of ACA, about ACAGF's RBT Fundraising campaign and an update on how well it's doing. Dinn…
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We speak with Dr. Anisha Abraham, MD, MPH, a board certified pediatrician and adolescent health specialist about cross-cultural children, expat teens, the experience of cross-cultural adolescence vs younger cross-cultural children, the pluses and minuses of bringing up children abroad, international moves during the teen years, her research project…
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This episode consists of 3 interviews. Our first is with Laura Ricci, a global nomad, about what exactly a global nomad is, the lifestyle, tips for those who are interested in traveling the world for an undetermined amount of time, and much more. Secondly, we chat with Laura Snyder, to get an update on TAP, how TAP is recruiting her replacement, an…
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We speak with educational psychologist Dr. Christina Limbird, Director of Linden Global Learning Support Services, about the many ways her agency is able to support children and families in schools abroad. From preparing for the SATs, to raising third culture kids, we also discuss how to help families in the time of COVID, counselling during the pa…
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We chat with Amanda Klekowski von Koppenfels, PhD, Reader in Migration and Politics, Director, MA in International Migration at the Brussels School of International Studies, University of Kent, and author of the book, Migrants or Expatriates?: Americans in Europe, about the relevance of her work for the American overseas community, just who the Ame…
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We chat with Nina Olson, the Executive Director, Founder, Treasurer, Member, and on the Board of Directors of the Center for Taxpayer Rights. Nina founded and directed The Community Tax Law Project, the first independent low income taxpayer clinic in the US. Afterwards, Nina served as the National Taxpayer Advocate of the US from March 2001 to July…
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In part one of our 2-part episode, we chat with Lindley Bach, an American expat, content creator, travel blogger, and digital nomad. We chat about living abroad, culture shock, blogging, working remotely as a digital nomad, and how living overseas has changed her. Later, we speak with ACA's Executive Director, Marylouise Serrato to get the latest f…
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We chat with Tim Robinson and Lisa Tilstra, co-founders of The REI Concierge, which was established to help those looking to buy US properties while living in another country, about how one goes about buying property sight-unseen; the main reasons why Americans living overseas purchase property back in the US; the Why, the How and the Risk when it …
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We chat with Dominique Padurano, PhD, better known as Dr. P, of Crimson Coaching, which offers tutoring, test prep, college application and essay writing guidance, help with study and time management skills, school placement assistance, and yoga & stress reduction techniques to students (and parents) in the New York City area and globally online. W…
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We chat with American Citizens Abroad’s Executive Director, Marylouise Serrato, about ACA’s latest updates on their advocacy work in Washington DC; COVID-19, the CARES ACT and EIP/recovery rebates; voting in the upcoming election; and more! Listen to ACA’s latest TaxCast IRS Phone numbers: 1-800-829-1040 US-based number (267) 941-1000 Form 3911 – T…
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We chat with LaShell Tinder, Families in Global Transition’s Treasurer and a professional in global mobility about the issues that US citizens face when they move overseas, “duty of care”, issues facing dual national couples, how COVID-19 is impacting American expats, digital nomads, geographic trends, repatriation, and much more. Families in Globa…
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We chat with Dawn Bryan, President of Families in Global Transition (FIGT), about what FIGT does, key issues impacting expats, Third Culture Kids, the difference between expat communities, issues impacting dual national couples, and more. Families in Global Transition is a forum for globally mobile individuals, families, and those working with them…
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In the sixth installment of the ACA podcast, we chat with Mike Morris, Director of Membership Development with the State Department Federal Credit Union and ACA’s Executive Director, Marylouise Serrato about the development, details, and perks of the ACA/SDFCU account. More info about SDFCUBy americancitizensabroad
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Introducing the newest podcast from ACA, the American Citizens Abroad Tax Cast, premiering on March 31st. Throughout the series, we'll cover tax law changes, shifting deadlines, beefed-up enforcement, and more, with the professionals who can help us all get a better grasp of it all. Tune in on March 31st wherever you get your podcasts, when we'll d…
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In the fifth installment of the ACA podcast, we chat with Susan Dzieduszycka-Suinat, President and CEO of US Vote Foundation and Overseas Vote. We discuss her organizations; the number of overseas Americans who take part in US elections and the importance of their vote; and the future of online voting. Overseas Vote US Vote Foundation The Ballot is…
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