Our site was founded upon the belief that "Expats are their own greatest resource." Our community of expats has grown from thousands to hundreds of thousands. It is the expats themselves who are to thank for our successful growth. We are grateful for each expat who reaches out to help another expat or someone preparing to make the move. Whether you recommend a local school, offer advice about apartment hunting or support someone facing culture shock, we sincerely thank you for your efforts.
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.
Burlingame and Wood spent the last 15 years growing the service into the market
leader in online support for international transferees and expatriates.
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.
Mr. Wood joined Expat Exchange in October 2000. His areas of responsibility
include creative aspects of the community, research, sales and business development.
Prior to his current position, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC
Primetime). While working for NBC, he researched opportunities for MSNBC to
expand its cable audience via the Internet, provided assessments of network and program performance and tracked major news events.
Joshua first worked on the Internet in 1997 for StorageTek's Customer Resource
Center, an online community that provides clients with support. His previous
positions provided him with experience in public relations, advertising and
creative services. In addition to Expat Exchange, Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist at the Cambridge Professional Center in Morristown, NJ.
Joshua received his Master's Degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University and graduated from Syracuse University with a BA in
English Textual Studies.