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

Guillaume Rondan is a French expat who's been living in Vietnam for 4 years. He owns several companies and helps teach expats how they can live in Vietnam to the fullest, invest and incorporate businesses. Learn more about his expat experience living in Ho Chi Minh City.

Guillaume Rondan

Anne is a German expat who moved to Vietnam. Originally planning to travel around Southeast Asia for a few months, she decided to settle in Ho Chi Minh City when she was offered a job at an international school.  Read more about her expat life in Ho Chi Minh City.

Anne - a German expat living in Vietnam

Anastasia is a Russian expat living in Vietnam. Having previously lived and taught English in China, Anastasia moved to the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, in search of new opportunities to teach in a less restrictive environment. Learn more about her expat experiences in Hanoi.

Anastasia - A Russian expat living in Vietnam

Izzy is an American expat who moved to Vietnam with her boyfriend. Originally from the Philippines, she returned to her Asian roots to take up a teaching job in South Korea before deciding to move to Ho Chi Minh City. Read more about her expat life in Vietnam.

Simone is an Australian expat who made the move to Vietnam. She shares her experiences of life in HCMC and all that the busy city has to offer. For more about what she does and her invaluable advice, read her expat experiences of Vietnam here.

Javier is a Spanish expat living in Vietnam. He moved to Ho Chi Minh City with his family to take up an executive position for an international company. Read more about his expat experiences in Vietnam.

Javier - a Spanish expat living in Veitnam

Caroline Nguyen was born in France and spent most of her young childhood years living in that country. For the past decade or so, she has called Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City home and she works for an international relocations company. Read more about her life as an expat in HCMC.

Caroline is a French expat living in Vietnam

Doug Rice is an American expat who spends part of each year in Vietnam. Doug's first experience of Vietnam was during the Vietnam War. Thirty years later, as a retiree, Doug returned to Vietnam and set up a home in Ho Chi Minh City. Find out more about his fascinating expat experience in Ho Chi Minh City.

Deidre Appel is an American expat living in Ho Chi Minh City. Deidre moved to Vietnam after graduating and is currently teaching English. She enjoys the energy and vibrancy of the city. In an interview with Expat Arrivals, Deidre gives us an insight into expat life in Ho Chi Minh City.

Javier Rodriguez was born and raised in Guatemala, went to college in the United States, and relocated to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where he’s been teaching English to naughty five-year-olds, shy 50-year-olds, and everyone in between. Read his insightful, humorous and entirely original take on expat life in Vietnam.

Lanette Pieterse is a South African who moved to Vietnam to teach English and enjoy the fascinating culture and tasty food. And so she could use the phrase "back in 'Nam" with a straight face. She has fallen in love with the country, the expat life, and the experience of teaching. Read her take on expat life in Vietnam here.


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