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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

15 American habits I lost when I moved to Australia

by Kellie Donnelly

12 side effects of living in Chile

by Elyssa Garrett

14 American habits I lost when I moved to Vietnam

by Jacqueline Kehoe

13 signs you’ve been in Korea too long

by Laura Bronner

9 inevitable side effects of living in Buenos Aires

by Sorcha O'Higgins

11 lies about living in Berlin

by Ailsa Ross

You know you’re back in America when…

by Jacqueline Kehoe

The 10 best countries for expats

by Kia Abdullah

8 Mexican habits I lost when I moved to the United States

by Iliana Garcia

9 things that happen to you when you move to Chile

by Meaghan Beatley

7 American habits I lost after moving to England

by Matt Hershberger

6 American habits I lost when I moved to Ghana

by Katka Lapelosová

5 British habits I lost when I moved to Argentina

by Sam Pothecary

5 things French people learn when they move to Japan

by Agnès Gallais

21 reasons you should drop everything and move to Seoul

by Geoffrey Cain

14 things that mean something completely different to an Argentine living abroad

by Clara Roberts

7 American habits I lost when I moved to China

by Lauren Hom

Incredible thread on moving away from the U.S. shows how much fear and irrationality exists in America

by Matt Hershberger
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