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Where have you lived abroad?

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  • Added on: August 17th, 2010
I've lived in Ireland, a few month in Chicago and then Germany. My next destination will be the United States again but first I have to go through the process of green card application for this time I want to stay in America. At least for the next several years.

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  • Added on: August 28th, 2010
I'm from the States. I've also lived in

Sweden (1 year, high school exchange)
Canada (2 years, university)
New Zealand (1 year, university)
South Korea (4 months, teaching English)
Turkey (current, 3 months so far, bartending and working at a hostel)

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I spent about 6 months in Buenos Aires, Argentina a few years ago.

Most recently, about 6 months in New Zealand.

Those relatively long trips always make me appreciate the USA and my home area of Florida that much more when I come back.

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I'm a Canadian, but have been on the road now for nearly 20 years. I have lived (worked or studied) in chronological order, Canada, US, Mexico, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, China, Russia, Croatia, Turkey, Spain, Japan, Cambodia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Mexico and now Yemen.

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I am American, but spent nearly three years in Honduras as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Later, I moved to Egypt to teach for a couple years, then on to Ethiopia for seven years, then Taiwan for 2 years, then to Malaysia... I figure I've spent way more of my adult life in other countries than I have in the USA.
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Originally from Ireland but I have been living in Germany for over a year. I love it here but I think I'll move on somewhere else in the next year.

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I am Canadian but since I have started traveling find it impossible to return to that country to live. :censored:

If you consider a period of over 2 months living, then I have lived in Cuba 2+ months, 1 mo in Havana & 1+ mo traveling the island from Vinales to Baracoa by bus, Antigua Guatemala 3 mo while studying Spanish + another 3-4 weeks traveling to different areas of Guatemala, 2mo in Bangkok while taking a TEFL course + another month+ traveling Thailand. 8-)

Have recently purchased a house in Playa San Diego El Salvador, where I shall be applying for permanent residency, which I plan to use as a home base for future travels! :D
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I am an American.

I lived in
Dublin, Ireland (4 mo)
Mykonos, Greece (approx. 3 years..8 mo each year)

Been a ride!
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Considering I am still a senior in high school the opportunity to live overseas has been pretty limited. However, when I was in third grade my family spent a year living just outside Hamburg, Germany. I plan on going to college, getting a TEFL certification and adding many more countries on to that list!

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I'm American, lived briefly in Germany (7 or 8 months, not sure exactly)--I was supposed to stay longer, but my personal life didn't treat me well during that time....Back in the US, but I realized that I really love the experience of LIVING abroad, not just traveling, and I plan to pursue another move abroad as soon as I can--I'm thinking Mexico City, but not sure what I'll do there.

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I'm American.

I lived in the UK for over 4 years as a kid. Now I have lived here in Taiwan for around 10 years total. I don't see myself moving back to the US: my life is here.
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I'm from California and I live in Sweden now.
I'm planning to stay here for at least a few years and then... who knows? Maybe Spain.

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I'm from the US and have lived in Switzerland and Mexico.
Traveling through Mexico and Central America starting in January '09. Hit me up if you want to meet!

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I'm from the UK originally (London), have spent a couple of years living in Denmark (Copenhagen) and in Holland (Amsterdam/Haarlem) and have lived in Australia since the late 90s.
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I'm American and have lived in Turkey, South Africa, Japan and Tunisia. I was also homeless and in Paris for a couple of months, so I guess I could say I lived there too.
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