There’s no one-size-fits-all rule for settling into expat life in a new country, but here are a few helpful articles and personal stories that may help make your move a little easier.

Guillaume Rondan is a French expat who's been living in Vietnam for four years. He owns several companies and helps teach expats not only how they can live in Vietnam to the fullest, but also how to invest and incorporate businesses. Check out his website  Read more about expat… Read more
Vietnamese food is known worldwide for its exciting flavours and aromas, and expats are sure to enjoy sampling the local fare. Throughout the country, there is a diverse array of options, ranging from food stalls on the street to luxurious dining destinations catering to all taste buds. With so… Read more
Izzy is an American expat who moved to Vietnam with her boyfriend at the beginning of 2016. Originally from the Philippines, Izzy returned to her Asian roots to take up a teaching job in South Korea before deciding that she wanted to explore more of the region, and has now settled in Ho Chi Minh… Read more
Australian expat Simone Maffescioni made the move to Ho Chi Minh City in 2013. Here she shares her extensive insight about life in Vietnam, and how it differs from what she experienced in Australia. For tips about making friends, settling in easier, and a whole host of other useful information,… Read more
Caroline Nguyen was born in France and spent most of her childhood years living in that country. For the past decade or so, she has called Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City home and she works for an international relocations company.  About Caroline Q: Where are you originally from?  A: I’m… Read more
Finian Sedgwick is a Irish expat living in Ho Chi Minh City. In 2012 Finian traded the traquility of the Irish countryside for the vibrant Vietnamese capital. In his interview with Expat Arrivals, Finian discuses his expat experience and offers a great insight into life in Vietnam… Read more
Doug Rice is an American expat who first came to Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Thirty years later, as a retiree, he found himself back in Ho Chi Minh City where he now lives for part of every year. Doug says that once Indochina gets into your blood it becomes almost impossible to stay away. In… Read more
ACG International School is a kindergarten to Grade 12 IB World School in Ho Chi Minh City. We caught up with principal John Burns to tell us more. Q: Tell us about your school. When was it founded, what is its ethos, and what are its goals for the future? A: ACG… Read more

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