Top 100 International Exchange & Experience Blogs 2012

IX12 (International Exchange & Experience 2012) is a competition from bab.la and Lexiophiles presenting you with the top 100 blogs on living abroad. The IX blog competition has been running for three years (also check out the 2009, 2010 and 2011 results).


Worldwide location of the top 100 exchange & experience bloggers


The Top 100 International Exchange and Experience Blogs 2012 by bab.la and Lexiophiles
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Browse through the list to find bloggers all over the world sharing their experience abroad. Many of them are high-school and university students on exchange, au-pairs or au-pair families, around-the-world-travellers, expats or young enthusiasts doing a voluntary year of social service abroad. The common bond is that all of them are living, exploring, learning, and experiencing a foreign country and blogging about it!

We have put together this year's top 100 International eXchange and eXperience bloggers on a map. You can click on the map and might even find out one of the bloggers is living near you.

Read more about how and why we put this list together.

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IX12 - Top 100 International Exchange and Experience Blogs 2012
1Intercâmbio de A a Z
Five countries and eleven exchanges: England, USA, Australia, France, Canada and Germany!
2Petr's Maastricht blog – student's life on scene
Czech guy in Maastricht
3Na terrinha do tio Sam
Brazilian studying for a year in the land of Uncle Sam
4Blog jednoho hloupýho Honzy
Czech economics and international relations student in Norway
5Denmark: An insider view from a student's perspective
Indian guy studying in Denmark
6Silke in Australia
Belgian girl in Southport, QLD, Australia
7Adventures of a Muscat-teer!
American girl, year abroad in Oman
8Taty in the UK
Brazilian living in the UK
9A Broad Abroad
American Girl living in Copenhagen and studying at the university of Copenhagen
10Marcelo Goes
Information about exchange programs to students and relatives
11Czech girl in Stockholm
12One hundred days of a girl lost in the streets of the Big Apple
13A Spanish Erasmus student in Switzerland
14A California Girl in Germany
15A Brazilian girl living in the land of alps and chocolate: Switzerland
16A volunteer experience with the organisation "Kulturweit"
17Swedish girl studying in the USA
18Woman living in Kuwait and sharing her experiences
19Irish woman in Bangalore
20The World is a book and those who do not travel read only a page
21Polish au pair in the US
22French student at Linköping Universitet for his master's degree
23Brazilian living in the US
24American girl in Tunisia
25Danish guy roadtripping around the US
26Spaniard living in India
27Polish girl living in the USA
28Polish high school student in India
29A Polish woman living in Fairfield, IA, with her husband
30Sophie's American adventure: News about everything and me
31American girl living in France
32Indian girl in Copenhagen, Denmark
33Don't dream your life - live your dream
34Laura in the USA from 2011 to 2012
35A Canadian exchange student in Denmark
36American girl doing an AIESEC internship in Panama
37Two Spaniards living in Prague
38Spanish woman sharing her life experience in Germany
39Brazilian girl living in Florida
40Polish high school student in Brazil
41An English translator's experience of the Andalusian culture, food, and language
42Polish high school student in the US
43Mexican moved to India to work for an NGO
44Swedish girl studying in Australia
45German boy studying at a high school in the USA
46Polish high school student in Brazil
47French girl living in Hawaii
48German girl living one year in Estonia
49A Spanish freelance translator and interpreter, currently based in Manchester (United Kingdom).
5012 months out of Egypt to read along
51French student in Stockholm
52Man living in Indonesia
53German guy living in Mexico
54German girl living in Siberia
55A Texan in Paris
56Travelling experiences
57Canadian girl in Berlin
58It's kind of like 'Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?', but with less criminal activity
59A year abroad in Norway
60Brazilian living in Vancouver, Canada
61A couple in Argentina
62From Salt Lake City to South Korea
63French girl in Kenya
64A French girl in Norway
65Irish girl in Germany
66Spanish woman living in Belgium
67An internship of a Czech guy in Brasil
68After Saint Louis, MO and Albuquerque, NM, here we are in North California in the suburbs of San Francisco, in Foster City and San Mateo
69French girl in Dublin
70Canadian girl living and studying in Copenhagen
71Danish guy on a high school semester in the USA
72German girl living one year in Chile
73American in Iceland
74German girl in Brazil
75American Girl living in Copenhagen and studying at the university of Copenhagen
76UK girl in Reykjavík
77Mexican guy living in India
78Swedish girl studying in Brazil
79Czech guy in San Francisco
80French girl living in Milan
81German girl doing an internship in Taiwan
82Two Brits in Portugal
83Young American graduate in China
84Girl studying in China from Aug 2011-Jun 2012 for her junior year of high school
85German teenager in ice-cold Finland
86Swedish boy studying in Japan
87Brit in Iceland
88French couple in New York
89Avery Segal, a YES Abroad gap year student in Ghana
90A Swedish exchange student in France
91An American living in Norway and travelling through Europe
92Polish au pair in the US
93Writer travelling and experiencing Germany
94Polish girl in the US
95Brazilian girl studying at a high school
96French expat in New Zealand
97Polish girl living in Paris
98An exchange year in the USA with the AYUSA organisation
99In Korea with ICYE
100British woman living in Argentina and writing in Spanish

Thanks to everyone that wrote, nominated and voted for these blogs! We hope to see you back on Lexiophiles soon, and look forward to seeing your contributions to the bab.la dictionaries.