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Making International Life A Reality

We launched StartAbroad because we know from experience how overwhelming international moves can be. We've been there. We get it. Let us manage the details so you can focus on your next adventure.

Our Story

The world has changed. With the rise of remote work, growing political unease, and more concerns than ever about cost of living, international relocation has never looked so good. At the same time, more and more countries - think Costa Rica, Panama, and Portugal - are implementing affordable visas that make the dream of living in a beautiful, exotic locale attainable.

But moving internationally isn't as easy as social media makes out. It's an overwhelming amount of work. After experiencing the challenges of relocating 12 times between us, co-founders Anna and Zach launched StartAbroad to simplify the process of moving internationally.


End-to-End Support Of The Relocation Process

Every StartAbroad engagement follows the Understand, Decide, Act, Adapt framework.

We tailor our approach to where you are in your relocation journey.


Detailed destination insights, moving checklist and guidance on how relocation works in your chosen country.


Personalized recommendations of trusted parters including quotes and introductions.


Connect and start work with your selected service providers with StartAbroad oversight throughout.


Detailed destination insights, moving checklist and guidance on how relocation works in your chosen country.

Meet the Owners

A passionate team of global citizens.

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Zach has a background building and scaling programs in developing country contexts. After serving as a Peace Corps volunteer, he became country director for Courts for Kids in the Dominican Republic. He got his MPA from Columbia University, then served as One Acre Fund's Agroforestry Lead, where he oversaw the scaling of an innovative system of tree production and distribution, culminating in over 100 million trees distributed across eight countries in Eastern and Southern Africa.

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Anna has a background and expertise in international HR, an MBA with a focus in entrepreneurship, and experience leading a division of 100+ employees. After graduating from the University of Virginia she worked as a teacher in a British boarding school, spent five years in Kenya overseeing HR for a large international NGO, and set up HR for a tech startup working across 20 countries, before getting her MBA from IE University in Madrid. She has overseen the international moves of over one hundred westerners over her professional career.

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Our Commitment

Our priority is to ensure that you have the smoothest relocation experience possible. If your experience with one of our partner vendors does not meet your standards, we will provide a 100% refund on StartAbroad's service fee, and will help you secure a partner vendor better suited to your needs.

Satisfaction, Guaranteed.

If you are unsatisfied with any StartAbroad partner or StartAbroad service, we will refund you 100% of our fee.

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