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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

Over half of American millennials say they’d consider leaving the US. Here’s why I’ve already left.

by Amanda Machado

17 things Mexicans can’t stop doing when we travel

by Juan Pablo Mazorra

7 uncomfortable truths about living in Australia

by Sara Schneider

How living overseas drained the extrovert out of me

by Emily Jackson

9 ways Spain ruined the US for me

by Gloria Atanmo

8 habits I lost in China

by Danica Bansie

9 US habits I lost in London

by Tanner Saunders

6 questions you need to ask yourself before you move abroad for love

by Morgane Croissant

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

by Dayana Aleksandrova

5 uncomfortable truths about living in Manila

by Rina Diane

For everyone who says living abroad isn’t ‘real life’

by Louise Hung

19 Americanisms I lost when I moved to Australia

by Anna Maria Halkiotis

10 types of expat — which one are you?

by Atlas & Boots

5 unexpected perks of speaking another language

by Benny Lewis

I’m an expat in a place Halloween is not celebrated. Here’s why I refuse to give up the holiday

by Cathy Brown

9 absurd situations you can only experience in Vietnam

by Jacqueline Kehoe

17 conversations that piss off us Portuguese abroad

by Sandra Guedes

12 ways Korea ruined me for the US

by Jordan McCutcheon
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