Hey, I’m Matt. Born and raised in the state of Arkansas, I didn’t leave the United States for the first time until I was 22. Now I’m 28 and I’m currently living in Guangzhou, China as an English language educator. This is my third year living in Guangzhou and fifth year living in China.
I’ve primarily worked for universities since being in China. Over the past 1.5 years I’ve been working at Guangzhou Medical University, teaching doctors as well as undergraduate and graduate students oral English, conference presentation skills, and research writing.
Growing up in rural America and then moving to the most populous country in the World was a major shock and cultural change but since moving to China’s third largest city I’ve definitely learned to love the city life.
I love food, sports, travel, Starbucks, exploring, and Instagram, which you can find me under this username (parkermatt21).
Hi! I’m a Venezuelan language trainer (Spanish and English) that moved to the United States 16 years ago following the love of my life. I’m raising three global children and encouraging other immigrant and high-mobile families to embrace live overseas.
In 2014 I moved to Germany with my husband and kids, and since then I’ve been committed to bring my heritage and language to my new town while learning and absorbing the diversity found in Europe. I created Little Nómadas as a tool to reach people around the world and to keep in touch with multicultural families.
My name is Pamela, a 29 year-old Mexican girl who has been living in Norway for the last 6 years.
Since I was very little I saw on TV a documentary about the Northern Lights and I immediately fell in love with them, I became very curious about the Nordic countries thanks to that.
For many years I searched around to find an opportunity to study abroad, and before I finished my College degree I found that my University had an agreement with a University in Norway.
I decided to apply and without telling anyone I took the admission exam, many weeks later I got a phone call “Pamela, you passed the exam with very good results and you will have an scholarship… “, imagine the face of my mother when I told her “Mom, I am going to Norway”.
So yeah, I came to Norway to study a double-degree Master program, and I stayed because I got married with a wonderful Norwegian guy 🙂
During the process of looking for information to come to Norway I realized there’s no much out there in Spanish, and I thought it could be nice to do something about it, so in 2016 I decided to start making videos and creating content about Norway in Spanish, and that’s how my project “Pame Koselig” (a mix between my name “Pame” and “Koselig” a very Norwegian word that can’t be translated but that represents the feelings of well-being and comfort) started.
I am a postcard collector, I have a bit over 700 postcards from around the world! And I also collect everything related with “Alice in Wonderland”.
I love traveling, pen-palling, listening to music, going to concerts, doing DIYs and handcrafts, playing video games, reading, and taking pictures.
I hope my week in @WeAreXpats can provide you with a window to our life and our experiences.
You can find me in Instagram and Twitter: @Pame_Koselig
Hi, I’m Tamar!
I was born and raised in the US, just outside Philadelphia, PA. My mother lived in Israel for about fifteen years, and my Israeli father has been in the US for going on thirty years, and though we didn’t travel much as a family (it’s hard with four kids!), they always encouraged us to keep our passports updated and explore the world.