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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

16 things you get addicted to after living in St. Louis

by Lindsay Wang

11 side effects I had as a traveler in South Korea

by Katie McGrain

8 things your travel friend does not need to hear

by Sarah Harvey

12 side effects I had as an American living in Melbourne

by Rebecca Bellan

11 things you’ll get addicted to living in Italy

by Jessica Irwin

7 differences between normal friends and the friends you make studying abroad

by Tanner Saunders

17 side effects I had as a traveler in Bali

by Dayana Aleksandrova

9 questions you should ask yourself before moving abroad

by Claire Litton-Cohn

You can rent this picturesque farm by the sea for $1.50 a year

by PRI's The World

Infographic: here’s why expat-preneurs are so successful

by Alice Latham

A traveler’s advice to the class of 2016

by Dayana Aleksandrova

9 side effects I’ve had as a traveler living in China

by Whitney Shindelar

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

by Whitney Shindelar

24 signs you’ve been in Russia too long

by Lee Wei Xin

Infographic: Who are the happiest people on earth?

by Alice Latham

8 things you’ll get addicted to in Thailand

by Johanna Read

14 things you’ll get addicted to in Turkey

by Johanna Read

Infographic: Here’s why living abroad makes you smarter

by Alice Latham
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