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
12 Best Places to Live in Portugal
Portugal is a safe, expat-friendly country with stunning beaches, cities, popular beach towns and sleepy fishing villages. We've compiled a list of 12 of the best places to live based upon expats' recommendations. They include Lisbon, Cascais, Lagos, Tavira, Ericeira, Caldas da Rainha, Tomar, Nazare, Coimbra, Porto, Guimaraes and Braga.
11 Expats Talk about Living in Boquete, Panama
11 expats talk about what it's like to live in the beautiful mountain town of Boquete, Panama. From the Tuesday Market at the BCP to group hikes and drinks at Mike's Global Grill, expats love living in Boquete.
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.
8 Important Tips about Healthcare and Health Insurance in Panama
Expats in Panama offer 8 important tips about healthcare and health insurance in Panama. While the quality of healthcare varies, there are world class doctors and facilities throughout Panama. Health insurance is much less expensive in Panama. Doctors visits (with and without insurance) are very affordable. The one negative seems to be that medications can be more expensive that in the U.S. Despite these pros and cons, many expats mentioned that people have healthier lifestyles in Panama - cleaner air, cleaner water, fresh produce and less stress.
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.