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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
17

24 signs you’ve been in Russia too long

by Vivian Lee Wei Xin

14 things you’ll get addicted to in Turkey

by Johanna Read
1

Infographic: Who are the happiest people on earth?

by Alice Latham
4

8 things you’ll get addicted to in Thailand

by Johanna Read

6 myths vs realities of living in China, written by an American expat

by Whitney Shindelar
1

Infographic: Here’s why living abroad makes you smarter

by Alice Latham
37

How traveling made me unemployable

by Alyssa Ramos
5

What I’ve given up to live abroad

by Louise Hung

You know you’re in Mexico when…

by Rulo Luna
7

My whole life was based around travel. Here’s what happened when I stopped

by Katka Lapelosov√°
8

I was an expat kid: here’s why I’ll probably never return to the country where I grew up

by Laura Veariel
18

To American exchange students: Please don’t come to South Africa until you’ve understood these 5 things.

by Sian Ferguson
2

10 ways growing up abroad has NOT prepared me for college life in the US

by Taylor Joy Murray
38

London, I love you, but you’re bringing me down

by Grace Beard
18

12 things I learned in my first year in the USA

by Elen Turner
5

5 things to expect when traveling while black

by Oneika Raymond
3

What I share (and don’t) with other expats in Hong Kong

by Louise Hung
4

19 Northern English habits I lost when I moved to Australia

by Tommy Walker
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