When considering a move to a new country, there's nothing more useful than hearing real-life stories and reading first-person experiences from other expats who've been living there. We'd love to hear about your expat experiences. Please contact us if you live or have lived in Romania and would like to share your story.


Jessica Powers works in the education sector. After spending four years teaching in South Korea, and getting married, she and her husband decided to move somewhere with a better work-life balance. They now live in Bucharest where they enjoy the various social events available. Read more about Jessica's life as an expat.

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Oana Barker worked as a pianist in Germany, where she developed an interest in trading and investing. In 2009 she moved back to Bucharest, Romania and became a trader. She still lives in Bucharest, working as a private trader in the financial markets. In our interview with her, she gives us a repatriate’s perspective on living in Romania.

Elizabeth Searles is an American expat who has spent the past few years living in various countries across the world. She's lived in India, China and Poland, and has now settled in the small Romanian town of Tulcea. She shares her experiences of living in Romania

Matt is a Canadian expat living in Transylvania, Romania. Although he moved to Romania for work, he was actually returning to the country of his birth. Matt loves life in the tranquil city of Cluj-Napoca and has found that he was able to rediscover his culture by interacting with the warm and friendly locals. Read more about Matt's life in Romania.

Odessa is a Louisiana native living in Romania. She moved there in 2004 with her husband and three young children. Odessa wanted her children to grow up in Romania and learn the value of hard work and the importance of family. Read about her expat experience in Romania.

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