My first guest interview
A big thank you to Carmen at Wellington World Travels. She asked me to be part of her Expat Life Interview Series. The guest interview is all about my life and experiences as an expat in Japan. Head over to her blog to read the full interview.
We are happy to welcome Jennifer Stewart to our Expat Life Interview Series. She is from Canada doing a PhD in International Development in Japan. She is also married to a Japanese. Let’s read her expat life experience.
Q: Where are you originally from?
A: I am from Canada. The west coast is the best coast.
Q: In which city and country are you living now? Did you move there alone or with a spouse/family?
A: I am living in Nagoya, Japan. I moved here in 2012. I was in Korea before that while my then-fiancé was in Japan at the time. We got married a couple weeks after I came to Japan.
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Q: How long have you lived there and how long are you planning to stay?
A: I have been here for the last five years and will stay here for at least the next three years while I work on my PhD. After that, I don’t know what we will do.
Q: Why did you move and what do you do?
A: I had already been to Japan for one year when I was 19. I was young though and needed to come home to finish school. I knew that I wanted to travel and experience life abroad.
Teaching English seemed like the best way to do that at the time. I got my Teaching ESL certificate while I was finishing my degree.
Read the rest of the guest interview here. Thank you, Carmen.