When considering a move to any new country, there is nothing more useful than hearing real life stories and experiences from other expats who have lived there. We'd love to hear about your expat experiences. Please contact us if you have lived or are living in Austria and would like to share your story with other expats.


Mariëtte is a sunny South African girl trying to navigate her way around mountainous Austria. She moved to Villach a year ago to experience living and working in a completely different country. Learn more about her expat experience in Villach.

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Dragos is a software engineer from Romania who has lived in Austria since 2010. With an incredible eye for detail, he enjoys exploring and writing about the particularities of Austrian life. Read his insights about expat life in Austria.  

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Tessa is a university student from the UK who relocated to Vienna in September 2016 to pursue a job in marketing and sales as part of her studies. In her interview with Expat Arrivals, she tells us about the pros and cons of life in the Austrian capital. Read more about her experience in Vienna.

Michael is a Mexican expat living in Vienna. He has lived in Austria for the past 15 years and has set up his own relocation company to assist other expats have a successful expat experience abroad. Find out more about life in Vienna by reading his expat experience in Austria.

Stephen is a retired headmaster from Britain who has been living in Vienna for the past four years. He enjoys the cultural life and internationalism of Vienna, as well as the ease of access to the country’s natural wonders. Read about his expat experience in Austria.

This anonymous Irish expat is living and studying in Vienna. With her finger on the cultural pulse, she is studying the violin at the University of Music and Performing Arts and enjoying meeting many interesting people and the variety of entertainment on offer in the city. Read about her expat life in Austria.

Stephanie, an American living in Austria, moved to the small mountain city of Innsbruck to master the German language while her husband lectures at the local university. Read what she has to report about the beginnings of her expat experience in Innsbruck

Kaitlin, aka American Schnitzel, leaves us some breadcrumbs about living in Austria. She left the sunny shores of Florida to fulfil her dream of living and studying somewhere, anywhere in Europe; and now, fantasy has become reality and she shares her experience with Expat Arrivals.

Phillip, an Australian living in Austria, seems settled amidst the sumptuous architecture and quaint cobblestone of Vienna. Though he'll admit that his existence as an expat may be more lavish than that of others, he still shares some valuable expat insight about the ins and outs of life in Vienna.

Ruth is a British expat living in Vienna. A French and German graduate, and currently an English teaching assistant, she has really taken to life in her new surroundings. Read about her impressions of the cultural differences between Austria and the United Kingdom, as she talks about her expat experience of Vienna.

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