The Expat Cast

Started from the Bottom with Mari

August 13, 2020

Season 4, Episode 20. Moving abroad means starting completely over from scratch. Career, friendships, belongings, culture, language - all of these things are gone or nearly gone when you move abroad. Yet somehow, at some point, expats/immigrants climb their way to the top and establish a life for themselves in all of these sectors.

 

Mari is from Indiana, USA and moved to Germany. Not only does she have her own story of how she started from the bottom; she also shares the story of her mother, who moved from Peru to the USA, leaving behind a great job for a life in a country where she couldn't speak the language; and she shares the story of her uncle, who was an engineer who moved to the USA to find job opportunities, and ended up working in McDonald's, where he walked to work while saving up for a car.

 

Mari's family offers a slew of expat role models, and hearing their stories helps remind all of us that we can make this life work if we just persist.

 

FIND MARI

She recommends the musician/comedian Victor Borge

Visit her website for information about her book, "The God Queen"

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