Ute's Expat Lounge

Consulting, Coaching and Training for Internationals

by Dr. Ute Limacher-Riebold 

If you want to enjoy your life abroad

Ute helps you to bridge the unfamiliar with the familiar

Subscribe to my Newsletter

Language Lounge




Learn more


Bildschirmfoto 2016-05-02 um 20.22.12

Find out more


Bildschirmfoto 2014-09-22 um 11.20.10
List of Workshops

Barbara G. says

Ute’s workshops are very professional and fast paced. She has a very indepth knowledge of the topics and shares the latest scientific findings. I’ve been at her workshops “Moving on, relocating and staying behind” and “Parenting the bilingual child”. I can warmly recommend both of them! 

Marco P. says

German is so difficult! I need it for my work but in big groups I didn’t feel that I made any progress. When I heard that Ute gives one-on-one lessons, I thought I give it a try. I need to pass an exam soon. She has different ways to teach which makes learning interesting even after a long workday. The grammar seems less complicated now, which means a lot!

(Marco passed his C1 exam in October 2015)

José D. L. says

We speak 2 languages in our family and didn’t know which school to choose for our children. Ute helped us consider all the options and make our very own family language plan. We now know how to help our children with all the languages and on how to respond when teachers, family etc. doubt our multilingual plan. –  Thank you Ute!



I use the term Expat, i.e. EX-PATRIA, in its original meaning:

“out of the father-country (or home-country)”

Expats or expatriates are those who are temporarily or permanently residing in a country other than that of the “person’s upbringing”, no matter if the place they grew up was their passport-country or not.

I don’t use this term neither for professionals or skilled workers only, nor do I intend to focus on exiled or denaturalized people.

I use “expat” as an umbrella term for everyone living abroad.





A lounge is a comfortable room where people can sit and relax. – It is usually a safe place where people meet.

In an airport the lounge area is a place where people can make themselves comfortable while waiting to continue their journey.

Usually this area is offered to special customers or those who pay an extra fee.

– I think we all deserve such an area and therefore I chose this name for my place to meet you.

I offer one-on-one sessions or sessions via skype: it’s up to you to decide where to meet me.


Goodbyes are hard for leavers and stayers!

To all those who left, to all those who will leave, and to all those who will stay… We can find many advices for people leaving, how to organize a moving and how to make the move smooth for the whole family, children, and friends. But what about those who stay? I’ve... read more

Moving on, relocating and staying behind…

This is the time of the year when many internationally living families are preparing for their next move. They will soon leave the place they called “home” for the last few years and conquer new frontiers.  Leaving is never easy, but we can learn how to do it in a... read more


Dies ist eine Leseliste mit deutschsprachigen Büchern zum Thema Third Culture Kids. Die Liste wird kontinuierlich aktualisiert. Third Culture Kids oder Drittkultur-Kinder werden Kinder und Jugendliche bezeichnet, die in einer anderen Kultur aufgewachsen sind als ihre... read more

Follow me on Twitter

Want to turn your new place a home away from home?

Email this to someoneShare on Google+30Share on LinkedIn2Pin on Pinterest3Share on Facebook53Share on StumbleUpon1Tweet about this on Twitter
Please share...