EPISODE 22 OF MY EXTREME HOLIDAYS PODCAST OUT NOW: MY LIFE AS AN EXPAT CHILD!
WHAT’S IT LIKE TO BE AN EXPAT CHILD? THEY SAY CHILDREN CAN EASILY ADAPT BUT IS IT ALWAYS THE CASE EVEN WHEN LIVING ABROAD?
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The name of the podcast episode is: EPISODE 22: MY LIFE AS AN EXPAT CHILD and you can listen to the full episode here:
We often hear stories about expat adults living abroad, but rarely do we hear about expat children. In this episode, I’m delighted to be speaking to one of my best friends, Sophie Capito, who I met whilst I was working in London in the 1990s. Sophie was different to anyone I had met before. I found her interesting and endearing, particularly when I discovered she had been an expat in Japan for a large part of her childhood. Little, though, did I understand the extent of the challenges she faced during her childhood and beyond.
Sophie reveals the trauma she endured leaving England and her two elder sisters (who were at boarding school) behind, how she integrated into a new schooling system and the family adapted to Japanese society. We also discuss some of the amazing family holidays she went on, including China in the early 1980s, and examine whether expat children can ever fully integrate back into their own country when they eventually return home. Sophie also gives lots of tips on moving abroad with kids.
About my guest
Sophie Capito works as a Sports Therapist. She also loves to travel and has visited multiple countries in Asia including Hong Kong, Thailand, Bali and Singapore, and the United States and Europe, and is looking to explore many more. You can find Sophie at www.sophiecapito.co.uk
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