Donate Your Story

We define an expatriate as someone who lives temporarily in a country other than their ‘home’ country. We are also interested in repatriation, third culture kids, and other roles and situations adjacent to expatriate life.

Our collection contains life writings, photos, letters, digital material and more, from the late 19th century to the present day, describing the ups and downs of living abroad. Read our Collecting Policy to learn more about donating your own story.

Who We Collect From

We collect material from expatriates and their families during and after their stay abroad.
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What We Collect

Our emphasis is on unique personal writing and collections. We accept material in any language and from any country.
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How to Donate

We need your help to grow our collection. We aim to collect stories from expatriates from all over the world, from all backgrounds and walks of life, whether you have lived in one foreign country or twenty.
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Your Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. We work within the legal boundaries set by Dutch and EU privacy laws, and we adhere to regulations concerning copyright.
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Processing Material

We handle all source material with utmost care and attention following a structured procedure.
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Our Library

To supplement our collection of expatriate life stories, we also have a library that includes periodicals, country guides, expat memoirs, relocation advice, academic studies, and more.
Learn more about our library