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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

The reality of parenting in Sweden will make you rethink how we raise kids

by Claire Litton-Cohn

What living and working from a hotel for 3 weeks has taught me

by Natalie Keshlear

8 expat moms share their funniest stories of raising kids in a foreign country

by Jennifer Malia

6 expat moms share their funniest memories of being knocked up abroad

by Jennifer Malia

9 mistakes people make when looking for a job overseas and what to do instead

by Elaina Giolando

21 signs you’ve been in India too long

by Barbara Litzlfellner

11 things that happen when you move to Turkey

by Julia Kitlinski-Hong

Here is what it’s really like to be a trailing spouse

by Claire Litton-Cohn

9 things I wish I’d known before moving to Dubai

by Ann Benjamin

Dear parents afraid of moving abroad with your kids

by shelley Treadaway

7 steps to take if you want to become a digital nomad

by Eric Halsey

6 things I stopped giving a sh*t about when I taught English abroad

by Megan Spurrell

17 side effects I’ve had as an American living in Germany

by Genevieve Northup

7 US expats admit what every US expat hates to admit

by Amanda Machado

9 Things Only Latinos Living in Portland Will Understand

by Muss Mendez

6 things I stopped giving a sh*t about after traveling to a developing country

by Marie King

9 side effects I had as an American living in London

by Alethea Alden

10 things that happen when you move to Nepal

by Elen Turner
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