Ms. Burlingame launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis
project at NYU's Gallatin School where she combined studies at Tisch's
Interactive Telecommunications Program and Stern Business School. After
graduating in 1998, she secured angel funding for Expat Exchange.
Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International
and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University
with a BA in International Business and German.
Burlingame and Wood have spent the last 20+ years growing the service into the market
leader in online support for international transferees and expatriates.
Ms. Burlingame has offered insight into issues related to moving and living abroad for The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes.com, Kiplinger, AARP and other publications.
Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.
In the News
AARP: Don't Just Retire Abroad—Work There
The New York Times: Not Happy With the Candidates? Try Out a New Country
Kiplinger: Live and Work Abroad When You Retire
Kiplinger: 8 Great Places to Retire Overseas (2014)
The New York Times: Making a Move Abroad, and Working There, Too
Forbes.com: 13 Tips For A Working Retirement---Abroad
Kiplinger: 8 Great Places to Retire Abroad (2013)
The New York Times: Cyberhomes for Strangers in Strange Lands
Keeps You Happy and Healthy by Kerry Hannon
Entrepreneur Magazine: Easy.Com, Easy.Go
Some of Ms. Burlingame's Articles
8 Best Places to Live in Germany
Expats love Germany for its historic towns, festivals, Christmas markets and diversity. In this article, we cover 8 of the best places to live in Germany.
13 Best Places for Families to Live in Costa Rica
Expats in Costa Rica talk about the best places for families to live in Costa Rica. From the cool climate of the Central Valley to the beautiful beach towns in Gaunacaste and Costa Ballena, proximity to international and bilingual schools, safety and lifestyle are all taken into consideration.
8 Safest Places to Live in the Philippines
With the rise of terrorism in certain parts of the Philippines, expats in the Philippines helped us compile a list of safe places to live in the Philippines. Here are 8 of the safest expat destinations in the Philippines.
12 Things to Know Before Moving to Colombia
With its bustling cities, beautiful beaches and friendly Colombians, Colombia is an increasingly popular destination for expats of all ages. Expats in Colombia offer insightful tips for those moving to Colombia.
Expats in Italy: Pros and Cons of Living in Italy
Expats in Italy discuss the pros and cons of living in Italy. From bureaucracy to expensive cities, Italy can be a challenge. Most expats find that the amazing food, charming countryside, beautiful beaches and public healthcare make up for the cons.
10 Tips for Living in Honduras
Expats offer tips and insight into what it's like to live in Honduras. The discuss crime in Honduras, the slow pace of life, culture shock, where to live in Honduras and more.
Moving to Panama: 7 Things to Know Before You Move to Panama
Do you have to buy a round trip ticket when moving to Panama? How difficult is it to bring my dog? Should I buy a home in Panama? Can I find health insurance that covers me in Panama and my home country when I travel back to visit relatives?