Making Expat Life Large

Episode 10 – International Schooling – How do you choose?

In this episode, Kirsty and Sarah discuss the all important topic of international schooling and how to choose the right school for your child. Sarah’s daughter has only been at one school and they felt the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) was the right fit for them. Kirsty’s children have been through the British, Canadian and American curriculum. We covered it all this episode: curriculum, location, after school activities, school communication,.. Read More

The Ugly Expat – Season One – Episode Nine

Hello and welcome to Two Fat Expats. Episode 9 and Kirsty and Sarah are discussing the ugly expat…and we don’t mean looks! Once again the Mawuna Koutonin article made an appearance, this time in The Guardian. Kirsty and Sarah believe that everyone who lives and works overseas as a non-permanent resident should be called an expatriate regardless of race, colour or socioeconomic status. What are the bad stereotypes of an ugly.. Read More

Expat Pregnancy, Infertility and Childbirth – Seaon One – Episode Eight

In this episode Kirsty and Sarah discuss having babies and infertility in the expat world. Sarah and Kirsty come from different ends of the spectrum with Kirsty giving birth to 4 babies in different countries while Sarah has struggled with infertility issues and miscarriages. The first article we discussed was this one from the Wall Street Journal. A common theme among many expats giving birth and undergoing fertility treatment is.. Read More

International Women’s Day – Season One – Episode Seven

Happy International Women’s Day! Firstly, our apologies for the sound this week, I’m afraid our microphone taught us a few new tricks. It won’t happen again! International Women’s Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. We are surrounded by International Women’s Groups in the this expat world. What does being an International Women mean to you? For.. Read More

Expat Guilt – Season 1 – Episode Six

We investigated expat guilt this week. From the moment we think about leaving a little bit of guilt sneaks in. No matter how excited, how terrified, there’s an inkling. The guilt of disrupting others lives, whether it’s as simple as moving the family dog, or as complicated as the school age child. If you’re in your 20’s (and you’re ten foot tall and bullet proof with all the time in the.. Read More