Name: Jerimy Allen
Where you can find Jerimy: Instagram
Current Host Country: Tanzania
Previous Locations: USA
Years Abroad: Less than a Year
Years in Current Location: 3 Months
Occupation: Fitness consultant and educator
I moved to Tanzania because: of the ample opportunity to create my own path. I was fortunate enough to link with some out-of-the-box thinkers and began seeing the potential in developing a business in the East Africa. I knew that it had to be more to life than the mundane routine that I and many others were experiencing in America. I wanted to experience other cultures and learn through these experiences.
The three things you need to make it here is: are an open mind, an interest in new ideas, and knowledge of the language. Knowing a bit of Swahili will take you far!
My favorite experience living here has been...meeting the [Black] diaspora from around the world who are on a similar journey. Connecting with the locals and foreigners and breaking down the false stereotypes that have been spread to us all.
If you’re considering living here, you definitely need to leave: your heavy winter coat at home. The weather is perfect! It’s truly a paradise.