Expat Experiences in Colombia

When considering a move to a new city, there is nothing more useful than hearing real-life stories from other expats who are living there. Enjoy the interviews below and the insight they afford, and please contact us if you live or have lived in Colombia and would like to share your experience. 


John and Susan Pazera are American expats living in Medellín with their two fur-babies. They moved to this dazzling city in the hopes of making travel through South America easier and more accessible. Read all about their expat experiences in Colombia.

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Adam, an American expat, moved to Colombia for a year as a volunteer teacher. Eight years later, he still lives in this beautiful country. Adam works as an English teacher in Cartagena. Read his interview to learn more about his expat experiences in Colombia.

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Taryn is an Australian expat who spent five years living in Bogotá, Colombia. Having worked in the city as an English teacher, Taryn has valuable insights for anyone considering a move to South America to work in education. Read her interview about her experiences living and teaching in Colombia.

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Karen Attman is an American expat who has spent the last 22 years living and working in Latin America. Read her interview about her experiences as a long-term expat and business owner in Bogotá, Colombia.

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Jose is a South African expat who spent several years working and living in Bogotá with his wife and daughters. Read his interview on how he adapted to the local culture and built a life in Colombia.

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Jade Longelin is a French expat living in Colombia's capital, Bogotá. Read her interview to find out about her life as a small business owner in this vibrant South American city. 

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Stuart Oswald is a British expat living in rural Cundinamarca, Colombia. He has been living in the country for over 10 years and uses his extensive knowledge and experience to advise other expats hoping to relocate. Read more about his life as an expat in Colombia

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