How to Be Happy Abroad: Exploring the Be Happy Abroad Podcast

Welcome to the very first episode of “Be Happy Abroad.” In this inaugural episode, we’ll dive into what this podcast is all about, what you can expect in terms of content and format, and a little introduction to your host, Franziska. So, whether you’re an expat, aspiring expat, or just curious about the international and intercultural lifestyle, let’s get started!

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What to Expect

As the title suggests, “Be Happy Abroad” is all about equipping you with the knowledge, insights, and tools to lead a happy life while living abroad. Every week, we’ll explore a range of topics. These include cultural adaptation, overcoming the challenges of international living, building connections in your new country while staying connected with loved ones back home, and supporting your children on this journey. In short, we’ve got everything you need for a successful life abroad.

We’re not just here to talk theory; we’re all about practicality. Our goal is to provide you with actionable insights and hands-on tips that you can put into practice right away. Regardless of whether you’re considering a move, a recent expat, or a seasoned globetrotter.

Frequency and Format

Now, let’s talk about how and when you can catch our episodes. “Be Happy Abroad” will be gracing your podcast app every Tuesday morning CET. We’ll offer a mix of solo episodes and engaging conversations with guests.

Solo episodes will be concise and to the point because we understand that your time is valuable. We’re steering clear of those hour-long marathons and aiming to deliver the essentials on various expat life aspects as efficiently as possible.

Conversations with guests will naturally be a bit longer. We’ll introduce our guests briefly and then dive deep into the topic we’ve set out to explore. Our guests will either be experts in relevant fields or experienced expats, sharing their wisdom and experiences as they navigated different countries and cultures.

Connect with Us

Are you excited about this journey? If you have specific topics you’d like us to cover, burning questions, or just want to share your thoughts, send us a direct message. We value your input and look forward to meaningful conversationswith our audience.

The Journey to “Be Happy Abroad”

Your host Franziska Bauer Luxhøj, an Austrian married to a Dane, has been living abroad for about two decades, primarily in Denmark and the Netherlands. During these years, she experienced the full spectrum of challenges and triumphs associated with expat life.

From her journey, she learned that moving abroad is both a challenge and an incredible opportunity. It forces individuals to discover their true selves, fostering a sense of belonging and authenticity. This foundation is key to thriving and finding happiness in a foreign land.

Research shows that a significant portion of our happiness—40%—is within our control. “Be Happy Abroad” aims to empower you with the knowledge and tools needed to navigate the challenges and shape your happiness.

Remember, it all begins with your relationship with yourself. Understanding your boundaries and embracing your authenticity is crucial for a fulfilling life abroad. Franziska’s unique blend of personal experience, coaching expertise, and professional background in Change Management and Human Resources positions her as the ideal guide on your journey to a happy life abroad.

Tune in every Tuesday

In conclusion, the Be Happy Abroad Podcast is your go-to resource for thriving in an international and intercultural environment. We’re here to help you every step of the way, because you deserve to do more than just survive; you deserve to thrive.

Tune in every Tuesday for inspiring stories, practical knowledge, and hands-on tools. Join us on this exciting adventure, and let’s discover how to Be Happy Abroad together!

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