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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

9 expat moms share their stories of giving birth abroad

by Jennifer Malia
10

4 expat dads share funny stories of parenting abroad

by Jennifer Malia
12

6 ways living abroad made me a worse person (and how to avoid this from happening to you)

by Isabelle Sudron
1

How we expats celebrate the holidays in Dubai

by Ann Benjamin
1

What I will and won’t miss about living in Germany

by Genevieve Northup
138

10 things that will happen when you move to Norway

by Paul Kucewicz

What my fellow expat friends are saying about a Trump presidency

by Ann Benjamin
2

The reality of moving to Sweden? It’s not the utopia you imagine

by Claire Litton-Cohn

Witnessing the election as an American expat in Germany

by Genevieve Northup
7

One American expat’s view of the 2016 US election outcome

by Ann Benjamin
25

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

by Jennifer Malia
25

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

by Jennifer Malia
1

21 signs you’ve been in India too long

by Barbara Litzlfellner
10

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

by Claire Litton-Cohn
2

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

by Natalie Keshlear
2

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

by Elaina Giolando
2

11 things that happen when you move to Turkey

by Julia Kitlinski-Hong
7

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

by Claire Litton-Cohn
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