About the Show

HGTV's Living Abroad picks up where House Hunters International leaves off, showing how Americans actually live in a foreign city. Host Chi-Lan Lieu gets to know each family and uncovers what it really takes to make the move and adjust to everyday life in a completely foreign land. Should you buy or rent a house? How do you find adequate kitchen appliances and furniture? What about the language barrier? What type of school will the kids go to? Before you pack your bags, see how others have tackled Living Abroad.


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Season 1, Episode 13

Americans Enjoying the Sun and Surf in Sydney

On this episode of Living Abroad, American families down under in Sydney, Australia. There are lots of similarities, but see how the Aussie lifestyle is quite different too. Sydney is considered one of the world's most expensive cities. So do the perks outweigh the costs? Host Chi-Lan Lieu takes a look at American expats in the land of koalas and kangaroos.

Oct 30

7am | 6c

Season 1, Episode 8

American Expats Adjusting to Life in Brussels

On this episode of Living Abroad, American families are adjusting to life in Brussels, Belgium -- the Capital of Europe. While it's one of the more affordable European capitals, Americans still face everyday challenges from trying to learn just one of the three official languages to living with 200 days of rain a year. Host Chi-Lan Lieu visits three families who discover they're living in a town with 2,000 restaurants and that Brussels has more to offer than just frites, waffles and beer.

Nov 6

7am | 6c

Season 1, Episode 3

American Expats Living the High Life in Shanghai

On this episode of Living Abroad, American families ride high in Shanghai and discover the challenges of living in communist China's largest city. Find out how they navigate the health care system, learn the rules of renovating and develop a taste of the local fare. Host Chi-lan Lieu visits three families who've crossed the ocean to pursue careers and experiences their adventurous daily lives firsthand.

Nov 13

7am | 6c

Season 1, Episode 11

American Expats Learning to Live in Barcelona

On this episode of Living Abroad, American families move to the coastal city of Barcelona. Spain. The people here call themselves Catalonians, not Spaniards, and set themselves apart from the rest of Spain via their food, culture and language. Host Chi-Lan Lieu visits three families who are trying to figure out how the Catalan language is different than Spanish, the Spanish health care system and trying to understand the Spanish schedule that includes two-hour lunches.

Nov 20

7am | 6c

Season 1, Episode 10

American Expats Making the Move to Melbourne

On this episode of Living Abroad, American families are settling down in the world's most livable city, Melbourne, Australia. It may look and feel like a big city in America, but with it's wide open spaces, and even wider vocabulary, Melbourne offers surprises around every corner. It's the auction capital of world, and our families discover the way they buy and sell real estate is totally different. Host Chi-Lan Lieu finds out how American expats lived through the drama of the auction process and how they're settling into the cultural capital of Australia.

Nov 27

7am | 6c

Season 1, Episode 9

American Expats Adjusting To The Parisian Style Of Living

On this episode of Living Abroad, Americans adjusting to the European lifestyle in Paris, France. Don't think that living in Paris is all baguettes and cheese. Finding a place to call home is next to impossible and renovating it can be even more of a challenge! Host Chi-Lan Lieu visit Americans who have relocated across the ocean and are adapting to French mentalities, stringent renting rules, and their new lives in The City of Lights!

Dec 18

7am | 6c

Season 1, Episode 1

American Expats Living Swiss-style Around Lake Geneva

On this episode of Living Abroad, since Geneva, Switzerland's one of the most expensive cities on the planet, meet three Americans who moved to cities around Lake Geneva. Host Chi-Lan Lieu visits each family to find out how they're adapting to a much higher cost of living. Discover the Swiss rules of renovation and preservation, because this beauty comes at a high price.

Feb 20

7:30am | 6:30c

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