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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.

Expat Life Articles

20 signs you’re culturally Chilean

by Elyssa Garrett

10 lies you tell yourself when you come to Canada on a work visa

by Niall Colbert

What it’s like to be gay in South Korea

by Meg Ten Eyck

How to tell where somebody studied abroad

by Matt Hershberger

7 lies we tell our parents before we move abroad

by Cathy Brown

Being a black alien in South Korea is easier than being a black alien at home

by Shari Shepard

5 lies you tell yourself when you move overseas

by Carleen Krug

12 things you’ll miss when leaving Hong Kong

by Samantha Jenkins

9 lies people tell themselves before teaching abroad

by Amy Scheiner

5 signs you’ve been in Japan too long

by Steve McCabe

26 signs you’ve been in Budapest too long

by Barbara Litzlfellner

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
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