Interview on Expat Finder

I had the pleasure of contributing to Expat Finder with an interview about my life in the Dominican Republic. Please find the full and original interview published here! Find below a few snippets from the interview below: “We’ve had the chance to talk to Sarah Kuras, an American expat who had moved alone to the Dominican Republic for a year. When Ms. Kuras was offered a … Continue reading Interview on Expat Finder

What You Should Ask Yourself Before Moving Abroad

If you are anything like me, with a constant urge to travel and see more of the world and yes, even live somewhere outside of your home country, a job offer or project abroad can be an amazing opportunity. Whether it’s teaching English, working on a nonprofit project with a large organization like Peace Corps, or just packing a backpack and hitting the trail, spending a … Continue reading What You Should Ask Yourself Before Moving Abroad

Losing the Expat Identity

While living in another country has its challenges, repatriation is another process altogether. Returning to your home country seems like it would be easy – it is a culture you are familiar with, a language in which you are fluent, and generally a support network that has deep roots. I’ve written about being an expat in the Dominican Republic, but what happens when you return … Continue reading Losing the Expat Identity

Adventure Time: A Break from Reality at a Dominican Resort

My last full weekend in the Dominican Republic was spent at a resort. Yes, after an entire year living in the Caribbean, I finally stayed at a resort. I had visited a resort in Puerta Plata during the day once but had never had the full experience. Our friend from Puerto Rico came to the Dominican Republic to celebrate his birthday, so we all went to Bavaro’s Ocean Blue resort … Continue reading Adventure Time: A Break from Reality at a Dominican Resort