Black Woman sitting on the sand facing the beach

The Black Expat Files: Chante Cross

Name: Chante Cross

Occupation: Life Coach

Passport Country: USA

Current Country: Costa Rica

How long have you lived in your present country?: 9 Months

Where else abroad have you lived?: Fiji, Egypt & Taiwan

How many years have you lived abroad total?: 6 years

Where can we find you?: On IG: @ international_therapistncoach

Black Woman standing in hotel lobby in a denim outfit


I moved to my current country because: I wanted to live closer to my family & clientele.

The three things you need to make it here is: Patience, money and some Spanish lanugage ability. 

The Best thing about living in my host country has been:
seeing the natural beauty of Costa Rica.


My favorite experience living here has been…the climate & natural beauty.

If you’re considering living here, you need to leave this at home :Your American-ness. People who leave America still want some aspects of America wherever they go. Though we are Black Americans, we are still very much American need to recognize it so as not to harm others or ruin our own experience. 

Chiang Mai TH

The biggest lesson I learned as an expat is...
that I'm Westernized and it sucks.

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