Expat Life

For many Matadorians, travel might not mean “travel” at all, but rather immersing oneself in a foreign culture as an expat. The potential payoffs are huge: language acquisition, adopting a new way of seeing the world, really “getting” a place to an extent that passers-through aren’t able to.

There are hardships too. Expats have to find a place to live and work, connect with a new social circle, and deal with homesickness, all while navigating a new language and culture.

With the help of its editorial staff and expat contributors around the world, Matador has generated articles on all aspects of this form of living / traveling.

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Expat Life Articles

7 things French people learn when they move to England

by Amaia

16 details I wish my mom had told me before we moved to Patagonia

by Ava Brown

10 things that will happen when you move to Norway

by Paul Kucewicz

11 things people do when they go to Australia on a work visa

by Caroline Eubanks

22 signs you’re a legit expat in China

by Whitney Shindelar

10 things I miss terribly about Galicia, Spain

by Samantha Bilkey

You know you’ve been in Rio a while when…

by Lucy Bryson

Expat life: The difference between traveling and moving abroad

by Stephanie Be

9 signs you’re still a tourist in Japan

by Morgan deBoer

10 morally questionable things you only find yourself doing when traveling

by Claire Harris

8 lessons I learned from teaching teenagers that apply to travel

by Steph Glaser

7 experiences you’ll have as an ESL student in Ireland

by Marco Delgado

Luciana and Miguel

by Cathy Brown

7 expats tell us how they scored the life of their dreams

by Leslie Finlay

7 reasons Cambodians are the coolest people you’ll meet abroad

by Allison Jane Smith

Crossing the street in Ho Chi Minh City is terrifying [vid]

by Matt Hershberger

6 myths about Colombia that need to be busted

by Sarah Duncan

What it really means to be alone abroad

by Emma Sokoloff-Rubin
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