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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

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

by Grace Beard

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

by Sian Ferguson

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

by Laura Veariel

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

by Katka Lapelosov√°

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

by Taylor Joy Murray

12 things I learned in my first year in the USA

by Elen Turner

5 things to expect when traveling while black

by Oneika Raymond

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

by Louise Hung

19 Northern English habits I lost when I moved to Australia

by Tommy Walker

10 things that happen to you when you move to Madrid

by Sarah de los Cobos

15 things you’ll miss when you leave Paris

by Kathy Saunders

Things that never go right in China

by Mikhala Stutzman

10 things that happen to you when you move to Japan

by Suzanne Bhagan

5 strange things that happen when you’re abroad for the holiday

by Louise Hung

12 signs you’ve been in Korea too long

by Jordan McCutcheon

11 phrases you need to understand Parisians

by Kathy Saunders

12 ways Korea ruined me for the US

by Jordan McCutcheon

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

by Louise Hung
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