Welcome on Women Abroad

Women Abroad, The Podcast that invites young professional women in an international context to share their experiences abroad and reveal the wonderful women behind these stories.


  • I was brought on to live and work overseas in Egypt (from 1995 to 1998), Morocco (2008-2011), Nigeria twice (1994 and from 2015 to 2018) and I currently live in Luxembourg (from 2018). 
  • In this podcast, I meet young women who are studying or starting their careers abroad, and hear from them about their discoveries, culture shock, and the personal and professional challenges they face.
  • What surprises, amuses, even fascinates them? How does their experience open up new perspectives and reveal new things about themselves? 
  • If you are curious about living and working internationally, this podcast will inspire you to consider new horizons.

#6 episode - haiqin huang in luxembourg

  • Today our 6th episode of Women Abroad will give you the opportunity to get to know Haiqin HUANG.
  • Haiqin is a young Chinese PHD engineer living in Luxembourg. She was born and brought up in the south of China where she completed her bachelor degree.
  • Eager to live and discover Europe, she made the decision to pursue her Master’s and PHD studies first in London, then in Nantes, France, and finally in Luxembourg. Haiqin is now following a two-year MBA program at the Luxembourg School of Business to acquire the necessary management skills to integrate industry. 
  • Haiqin tells us about her professional path with conviction. She shares how her determination to study abroad paid off and how her experiences abroad helped her develop as a more mature and independent woman.  

#5 episode - chloe peebles in bogota

  • Our #5 episode brings us today to meet Chloe Peebles in Bogotá, Colombia. Chloe is a French-American early-career woman in international development who decided to temporarily put her career on pause to accompany her husband on a short-term mission in Colombia.  
  • Very enthusiastically Chloe tells us how her exposure to living abroad since she was a child has contributed to  develop her cultural agility. 
  • Let’s discover how she experiences Bogotá so far, the opportunities that this career break can bring her and also her former missions as Project Manager in Sub-Saharan Africa and in Latin America. 


  • Today for our third episode of WOMEN ABROAD we are crossing the Atlantic Ocean and are stopping over in Montreal, Canada.

  • Arya Rajurkar is a young Indian woman studying business with a major in finance and a minor in marketing at the university of Concordia.

  • I met Arya when I was living in Nigeria, she was then studying her IB in the same school as one of my daughters.

  • Between dream and reality, she explains to us in a very spontaneous way how she adjusted to life in Canada, her major challenges as a foreign student and how she has improved her time management skills growing more autonomous and more responsible in her daily life. 

# 1 episode - Vladiana Apetroaie in brussels

  • Today for our first episode I am hosting Vladiana Apetroaie, a young Romanian who has been working as website Administrator and E-Learning Developer at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium since early 2019.

  • After her bachelor degree in European studies she obtained from the university of Bucharest, Romania, she spent four years in Leuven, Belgium where she got a Master in Anthropology/Migration and Minorities followed by a University Certificate in social sciences at the University of Leuven. 
  • Our paths crossed on internet about five years ago when I was still in Belgium and what had struck me about her was her passionate nature. She explains to us how it all started for her in Belgium, how she perceives the country, how our mental representations can positively or negatively impact our perception of people of another culture.

  • She presents her learning experience from a very holistic stand point and tells us how she has grown as a person from studying, living and working abroad.