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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

11 side effects of living in Luxembourg

by Paula Veselovschi

Why I left the US to seek my American Dream in Hungary

by Colm FitzGerald

9 American habits I lost in France

by Meaghan Beatley

The 5 first things an Italian learns when they move to the US

by Richard Bruschi

13 honest questions this American has for you, Argentina

by Cathy Brown

9 western habits I lost when I moved to Taiwan

by Amelia Easten

11 things that happen to you when you move to Egypt

by Anjana Das

6 American habits I lost when I moved to Peru

by Kayla Washko

8 expat tips to know before you go

by Kia Abdullah

7 uncomfortable truths about living in Norway

by Kenneth Haug

The first 10 things Mexicans learn when they move to the US

by Zacil "Sassy" Nash

11 American habits that saved me in Tokyo

by C-M "Spike" Daeley

The 7 first things a Bulgarian learns when they move to the US

by Dayana Aleksandrova

13 things you need to know before studying abroad in Toronto

by Simone Visentin and Rebecca Schmor

12 signs you’ve become a true local in Bolivia

by Paula Veselovschi

13 American habits I lost when I moved to Romania

by Sorcha Sills

9 honest questions the French have for you, America

by Celine Lingelser

11 signs you’re an American who was raised abroad

by Annabel LaLonde
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