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Betsy Burlingame

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.

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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

5 Best Places to Retire in Vietnam

Thinking of retiring in Vietnam? Here are 5 of the best places to retire in Vietnam.

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.

12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic

Expats in the Dominican Republic offer tips for newcomers and others considering a move to DR. Advice about the best places to live in DR, health insurance, driving, renting vs. buying, electricity, going green and more.

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.

13 Important Tips for Retirees in Panama

If you're thinking about retiring in Panama, here are 13 things you must know before you make the move.

Moving to Nicaragua: 13 Things to Know Before You Move to Nicaragua

If you're thinking about moving to Nicaragua, you must read these 13 things to know before moving to Nicaragua. Expats offer realistic and honest advice about cost of living, learning the language, poverty, renting vs. buying and much more.

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.

6 Important Tips about Health Insurance for Expats in Portugal

Expats living in Portugal discuss health insurance options for expats in Portugal, the health letter needed for a residency application, pre-existing conditions, the cost of health insurance in Portugal and more.

10 Best Places to Live in Ecuador

Expats share some of their favorite places to live in Ecuador from beautiful colonial cities to affordable beach towns.

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.

Moving to The Bahamas: 13 Things to Know Before You Move to The Bahamas

Expats in The Bahamas share 13 key considerations for anyone planning to move to the Bahamas.

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?

9 Important Tips about Healthcare for Expats in Ecuador

Expats in Ecuador share their experiences with healthcare and overseas medical insurance in Ecuador.

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Moving to Dublin

Expats are moving to Dublin in increasing numbers. Over the course of the last few decades, Ireland has emerged as a formidable economic force, and Dublin has benefited greatly. Here are some basics for those expats considering moving to Dublin.

Expats are moving to Dublin in increasing numbers. Over the course of the last few decades, Ireland has emerged as a formidable economic force, and Dublin has benefited greatly. Here are some basics...

Moving to Prague

Expats have been arriving in Prague in ever increasing numbers for years. It's still regarded as an amazing city for expats, but it's popularity is starting to catch up with it. However, the scare housing and higher cost of living isn't keeping others from making a move to Prague.

Expats have been arriving in Prague in ever increasing numbers for years. It's still regarded as an amazing city for expats, but it's popularity is starting to catch up with it. However, the scare h...

Retirement-In-Clapham-RidgeAn Expat Shares What it's Like Retiring in Clapham Ridge, Barbados

An expat talks about what it's like living in Barbados. He appreciates the good quality of life, active expat community, beautiful weather and friendly Barbadians.

An expat talks about what it's like living in Barbados. He appreciates the good quality of life, active expat community, beautiful weather and friendly Barbadians....

Moving-To-San-PedroAn Expat Talks about Moving to San Pedro, Belize

An expat talks about moving to San Pedro, Belize on Ambergris Caye. For $400 per month she lives steps from the beach on the outskirts of town.

An expat talks about moving to San Pedro, Belize on Ambergris Caye. For $400 per month she lives steps from the beach on the outskirts of town....

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