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, and moved back to Spain in October 2021. 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 and recordings are here: https://cleverexpat.com/future-expats-meetup/

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

Upcoming events (1)

June Future Expats Meetup - Expat Banking and Finances

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Hi, Future Expats!

Our June 2023 topic is "Expat Banking and Finances." Figuring out banking in another country can be difficult, and there are many financial considerations. In this meetup, we will discuss the most common challenges and pathways through expat financial topics. We hope to see you there!

IMPORTANT: Please note that we will NOT be addressing any particular country, but the considerations around living in your new expat home. Also, any financial topics are but a discussion forum to identify topics for individual research, not financial advice or counseling.

Our June 2023 Future Expat meetup is scheduled for Saturday, June 10, 2023, at 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST. Join us for lively discussion and idea sharing... two key components for successful expat experiences!

We hold our meetings via virtual videoconferencing (currently using Zoom), and start promptly at 10:00 EST. PLEASE RSVP to help the planning process. Events are recorded and can be viewed at https://cleverexpat.com/future-expats-meetup/. Come join us for the conversation!

For previous meetup recordings and to donate to keep the group going, visit https://cleverexpat.com/future-expats-meetup/

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! :-)
  • Event RSVP and registration closes the day before the event or when no seats are left in the event. Our space is limited, so I hope you can join us!
  • All registered participants will receive the link in email shortly before the event, or can go to the event page for the link. If you are registered, you were sent the information to the email connected to your Meetup account!

See you there!

Past events (46)

May Future Expats Meetup - Packing a home: Avoiding Mistakes

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