15 Real life perspectives of people living and working abroad during a pandemic.

Pangians are citizens of the world. Most of us want to live and work overseas. Many of us already are. Hopefully, this pandemic is a once-in-a-lifetime event. But what if it isn’t?

When clients are late to pay, when savings shrink, when borders close, and backup plans blow up in your face, do you stay abroad or pack up and head home? What criteria do you use to make a decision? How safe is safe?

I asked 15 people to share their stories of working and living abroad during a pandemic. The stories below shine some light on what life was like living overseas as COVID-19 hit. You can read about the decision-making process. See how concerns like healthcare, safety, and cost of living factored into the choice to stay or go home. Find out whether they regret any of the choices made so far.

Enjoy the read. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.