The loneliness of expat life

The loneliness of expat life

The loneliness of expat life

If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent a lot of your life dreaming of travelling or living elsewhere. In the era of Covid-19, those of us who love to travel suddenly find ourselves stuck at home! 

When we think about living somewhere else, we often only focus on the positive parts. You don’t see many instagram posts about terrible hostels, heavy bags and two-minute noodles for dinner! Likewise, we often don’t consider what it truly means to move to another country. We think about weekends away and sitting in cafés, not missing family and struggling to understand jokes in another culture.

This week’s lesson is based on an episode of ‘The Lonely Hour’ podcast, which looks at the particular loneliness experienced by expats – people who live abroad for work. You can listen to the episode anywhere you listen to podcasts, or here: The Lonely Hour #17 – “The Expat: Reid Whitten”

I’m sure that this is a topic that many of you will be able to relate to. You should also check out some of the other episodes, too. There’s quite a bit about loneliness people are experiencing during the pandemic. 

All the best and happy studying,


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