A new social network that is run by expats, for expats, has been launched with the intention of providing expats all over the world with an opportunity to network with one another.
The site, which has been named For Expats By Expats, is aimed at assisting people who relocate internationally to face the challenges of living abroad via an online support network of fellow expats. Each expat that registers on the system has an opportunity to create their own profile, which provides information about their home and host country, their profession and interests. The website also offers members the functionality to search for fellow expats by country and post blogs, photographs and updates about their lives abroad. The system can integrate with Facebook, allowing users to share their adventures with their friends at home.
Founder of the site, Christian Bidstrup spoke of the motivation behind the site in a recently released press release: “I have been an Expat for ten years and have experienced the strong bond there is between Expats, and I wanted to create an on-line community where they can connect, socialize and share experiences.”
Christian hopes that the site will grow and has plans to create dedicated corporate pages that allow expat workers to interact.