Kolonia - Post Report Question and Answers

What is the relative size of the expatriate community? How would you describe overall morale among expatriates?

It is currently tiny as everyone left during the pandemic. Currently, the morale is low because no one can leave the island for fear that they cannot get back. FSM is only now starting to reopen its borders. There are Australian and Japanese diplomats. A few NGO types and people from the Tuna Commission. There are also missionaries and people who landed here and never left. You will meet everyone in the expat community within 60 days of arrival. - Jul 2021


Very small. Some people get on very well here and others lose their minds. If you want to get into the expat community then you must join the fishing club. - Apr 2021


Maybe about 100 people, working at the Tuna Commission, embassies, NGOs. Families seem to do better than singles, for whom there are few opportunities. - Mar 2020


Perhaps 100 on Pohnpei. - Feb 2013


For a town of 5,000 people, large. There are many American missionaries, American lawyers working for the FSM government, Filipino clerical staff, medical personnel,laborers and small business owners. - Apr 2008


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