Diane Lemieux

Diane Lemieux was born in Quebec, Canada and began travelling at the age of three. She has since lived in 10 countries (Canada, Hong Kong, the United States and Brazil, China, Mozambique, Congo-Brazzaville, Vietnam, the Netherlands, and most recently in Lagos, Nigeria) and speaks English, French, Dutch and Portuguese. She studied international and intercultural issues as well as communication and journalism. Her life goal is to build bridges of empathy and understanding between peoples and cultures through her books and articles. She has 10 years of experience in international development and over 14 years as a freelance author, journalist and editor.

Diane Lemieux is co-author of The Mobile Life: a new approach to moving anywhere

See Diane’s presentation at the American Book Center on Youtube


All Diane's Articles


International Schooling: A Parent’s Guide

How do we plan the education of our children given the unpredictable nature of an internationally mobile life? Diane Lemieux, co-author of The Mobile Life: a New Approach... read more >


The Career of an Expat Partner

The concept of a ‘career’ for the partners of globally mobile expatriates is usually not a straight path up a corporate ladder but rather a meander through available opportunities.... read more >


Applying for Jobs

The mobile lifestyle can make looking for a new job quite challenging. In this article, Diane Lemieux looks at ways of highlighting your expat skills and knowledge in your... read more >


Sarina Maat

One summer evening in July, Sarina Maat was enjoying a drink and nibbles on a terrace in the sun with her fitness coach-turned-friend. Summer evenings don’t get much better... read more >


“Our Main Goal As a Family Is Education”

What do you think of when you hear the label ‘refugee’? Diane Lemieux interviews Manar Aburshaid and busts a few stereotypes. Whatever image the word refugee elicits,... read more >


Incubating World-Class Talent in The Hague

By Diane Lemieux Ève-Marie Dalcourt and Donnie Duncan are in The Hague because it is home to one of the world’s top dance companies, the Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT).... read more >


Daring to Dream Big

It was nothing more than a dream two decades ago: ensuring the right of every man woman and child to protection against genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Today,... read more >


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