What we're about

This group is an opportunity for people to share their ideas, dreams, and experiences about becoming an expat. Maybe you want to talk to some folks who have lived outside the US before making plans yourself. Maybe you have a dream of living in a different country for a while. Maybe your work is asking you if you would like to join another office in another country.

My name is Christopher, and I am a former expat who lived in Spain for two years from 2013-2015. I intend to move back to Spain in the future, but for now, let's talk about the expat experience from all angles: BEFORE moving to another country, DURING an expat experience, and AFTER the expat experience is over.

Whatever your interests for moving, this group welcomes positive, like-minded folks who want to share ideas and discuss expat living. If you're interested in hosting a get-together, or co-organizing this group, then let me know!

Our group handouts are here: https://valenciaatlast.com/atlexpats/

Contact me directly if you would like to sponsor an event or contribute to the group.

P.S. Photo credit: Andrew Butler on Unsplash (https://unsplash.com/search/photos/global-travel?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText)

Upcoming events (2)

August Future Expats Meetup (rescheduled from March)

Online event

Hi, everyone! Our August 2020 Future Expat meetup is scheduled for Saturday, August 8, 2020, at 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Our topic is "Estate Sales and Reducing Your Stuff." Join us for lively discussion and idea sharing... two key components for successful expat experiences! Until further notice, we will be holding our meetings via virtual videoconferencing, and start promptly at 10:00. PLEASE RSVP to help the planning process. Come join us for the conversation! A few caveats: * We are all members of this group for different reasons. Please be respectful of others' perspectives and ideas. You know... be nice! * Meetups are all about meeting new people. If you see someone you haven't met yet, please go out of your way to welcome them. Plus, starting conversations with strangers is an essential expat skill! :-) See you there! Christopher Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash

September Future Expats Meetup

Waller's Coffee Shop

Hi, everyone! Our September 2020 Future Expat (originally scheduled for May) meetup is scheduled for Saturday, September 12, 2020, at 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Our topic is "You're different. Now what?" as an exploration of being different than everyone else in your new community. Join us for lively discussion and idea sharing... two key components for successful expat experiences! We will be meeting at Waller's Coffee Shop, 240 Dekalb Industrial Way, Decatur, GA 30033. We'll be in the stage area to the left when you come in the building. Please give yourself enough time to grab coffee, and we will start promptly at 10:00. PLEASE RSVP to help the planning process. Come join us for coffee and conversation! A few caveats: * We are all members of this group for different reasons. Please be respectful of others' perspectives and ideas. You know... be nice! * The shop is kind enough to let us use their space. Please be considerate of their business, and plan to purchase something while we are there. * Meetups are all about meeting new people. If you see someone you haven't met yet, please go out of your way to welcome them. Plus, starting conversations with strangers is an essential expat skill! :-) See you there! Christopher Photo by Jimmy Fermin on Unsplash

Past events (17)

July Future Expats Meetup (moved from April)

Online event

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