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

22 signs you’re a legit expat in China

by Whitney Shindelar
1

10 things I miss terribly about Galicia, Spain

by Samantha Bilkey

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

by Lucy Bryson
1

Expat life: The difference between traveling and moving abroad

by Stephanie Be
2

9 signs you’re still a tourist in Japan

by Morgan deBoer
2

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
2

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

by Marco Delgado
6

Luciana and Miguel

by Cathy Brown
10

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

by Leslie Finlay
14

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

by Allison Jane Smith
1

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

by Matt Hershberger
7

6 myths about Colombia that need to be busted

by Sarah Duncan
1

What it really means to be alone abroad

by Emma Sokoloff-Rubin
1

On the realities of expat life in Ghana

by Chris Gerakiteys
59

Top 20 most expensive cities in the world to live…and why

by Claire Litton-Cohn
1

How to be a Latin American hippie

by Laura Yan
6

Valentine’s Day in Paris, for cynics

by Nikkitha Bakshani
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