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Can I advertise a product, service or initiative?

As a non-profit association, we can’t accept any commercial advertising.
However, if the product, service or initiative is of a social nature, and is clearly of interest to the community of expat woman that we represent, we can help you. Contact us for further information.

Can I write an article for Expatclic?

Absolutely. The site thrives on articles written by expats all over the world. However, we kindly request that you don’t submit commercial articles (i.e. articles that promote the sale of a product), but rather something that is of broad interest to our community. Our editorial team members check all submitted articles for quality and content.

Can men join the community?

Of course. Although Expatclic was created and is run by women, any support from men is welcome and much appreciated.

Can you put me in touch with someone who lives in a specific place?

Expatclic doesn’t divulge contact details, but facilitates meetings between expats worldwide. You can join our Facebook group and voice your queries, or look for someone to help you out, or you can put your case to us by writing to us. We will direct you towards the most appropriate solution.

Do you have other activities, apart from your articles?

Publishing articles is our main activity, however, we do run other projects, which you can find under Our Projects on the main menu.

How can I find articles that interest me?

The articles are categorised according to language and subject matter. Under the Articles tab in the main menu, you can select from the four site languages, and the various subjects are listed under each of these. If you’re looking for articles on a particular country, you can use the map, or type in key words into the search tab, which is on the top right hand side. If you still can’t find what you are looking for, get in touch with us and we’ll help you.

How can I help?

We always welcome people who write articles, translate, or help with our country fact sheets. Please contact us if you can contribute to any of these areas. Please be aware, though, that any work done for our site is voluntary: there is no remuneration.

How is the site’s upkeep financed?

Only through membership fees and donations.

I contacted you via chat and/or email, and haven’t received a reply…

We answer all messages as quickly as possible. If you haven’t received a reply, it’s because your query requires a bit more time and research. Please be patient! The editorial team generally does not respond to messages which aren’t in line with Expatclic’s values of friendliness and generosity.

I’d like to join the editorial team: how should I go about it?

The decision to take on a new editorial team member depends on a lot of factors: the applicant’s profile, host country, and areas of interest. Generally we are happy to welcome a person who displays a series of appropriate characteristics. But if you like Expatclic, and are interested, please contact us and we’ll be happy to talk about it.

I have a legal problem: who can I turn to?

Unfortunately we don’t deal with legal problems.

I have signed up, but I can’t access the site…

When this happens, it’s because your username or password is incorrect. User registration is automatic: mistakes don’t happen. We can remind you of your username, but not of your password, which is encrypted. If you can’t remember it, you can change it by clicking on Login, then on Forgot your password?

What’s life like in…?

Please check on our map to see if there are any articles about the place that interests you. If there aren’t, you can join our Facebook page, and ask for information there.

What type of service do you offer?

We offer support to expatriates of all nationalities, through informative articles, fact sheets on different countries, moral support via our support group, and creative initiatives to channel the wealth of our expatriate experience.

Where is your headquarters?

We don’t have a ‘physical’ headquarters, but the association that runs the site is registered in Milan.

Who is behind Expatclic?

Expatclic was founded in 2004 by Claudia Landini and Marie Ravoire, both of whom were already active online with their respective communities. Their partnership was the foundation of a multilingual, global group. In 2008 unfortunately Marie had to leave the site to take up a full-time job in her native France, but Claudia continued running it. Expatclic is managed as a non-profit organisation registered in Italy, and runs thanks to a team of volunteers of different nationalities.

Who translates the articles on the site?

Most of the articles are translated by the editorial team, but we have several wonderful external volunteers who translate and proofread.

Why is your group predominantly Italian?

The association that runs the site is registered in Italy, and the editorial team communicates in Italian. However, there have been times when the team was more diverse, and we are open to welcoming women of all nationalities, as long as they speak (or at least understand) Italian in order to communicate within the team.

Why do you use four languages if most of you are Italian?

Because we are first and foremost expats, and we live in a world of myriad languages and cultures. We would like the site to reflect the multilingualism that often stems from living abroad. In addition, we want to give as many people as possible the opportunity to read us in their mother tongue.