There’s no one-size-fits-all rule for settling into expat life in a new country, but here are a few helpful articles and personal stories that may help make your move a little easier.

South Africa has numerous colleges and universities. Tuition at the country's best tertiary institutions offers good value compared to American or European establishments, and the quality of education is generally very high. Expat students in South Africa will have to consider factors such as cost… Read more
Phil has been many things. A university English instructor, a picker-upper of dead bodies, a musician, and a sales guy. His work brought him and his family from Vancouver, Canada to Pretoria, South Africa in September 2016, and he's still wondering how that happened. Phil started Maple and Marula… Read more
Hannah is a UK expat living in Johannesburg. Inspired by her experiences, she became the founder of Translating Me, and the Identity Project, an online personal branding course that helps expats to reinvent their careers and personal ambitions since moving abroad. New expats to Joburg or those… Read more
Cuban-born Clara is a well-versed expat. Having visited and lived in an enviable amount of countries, her insight into expat life is accessible and practical. She has delved into the notion of the trailing spouse on her blog, and in turn successfully published a book on the topic. Read about her… Read more
Namrata is an Indian expat living in Johannesburg, South Africa. She quit her job with an asset management firm and followed her husband to the Rainbow Nation, deciding to pursue the life of a trailing spouse. When not traveling or exploring new areas of Johannesburg, she blogs about her… Read more
Magda Osiejewicz is a young Polish who moved to Cape Town about 2 years ago to pursue an exciting internship opportunity. While Magda misses food from home she enjoys the great lifestyle on offer in Cape Town. Find out more about life in Cape Town by looking at our Cape Town City Guide or reading… Read more
Monique Simons is a South African expat living in Luanda. Things haven't been entirely easy for her and her husband since their move to Angola. In this interview, she provides a calm and patient overview of some of the difficulties (and some of the benefits) expats moving to Luanda can expect to… Read more
South Africa was ranked 34th out of some 183 countries in the 2010 World Bank survey for ease of doing business. The survey took into account the 46 sub-Saharan African countries and effectively placed South Africa in the number two slot on the African continent, falling only behind Mauritius. It… Read more
Sine Thieme is an American expat who moved to Johannesburg, South Africa with her family in 2010. She is loving life in South Africa, particularly relishing the ideal climate of the Joburg highveld, and the friendly locals. Sine writes the entertaining blog Joburg… Read more
Chinese expat Yun Zhang is stretching out into the seemingly endless space that so many Cape Town locals take for granted. Read on for a rare glimpse into the mind's eye of an Asian woman gone African. For more information about expat life in Cape Town visit the Expat Arrivals… Read more
Tom Pitman lived in Cape Town for six years from 2002, and although now back in London he visits regularly on business trips and misses the quality of live, lifestyle, people and scenery of the city. For more information about expat life in Cape Town visit the Expat Arrivals city guide to Cape… Read more
Annabelle Dare moved with her boyfriend, James, to Cape Town in 2003, planning to stay for a year or two. Now married with two children, Belles and her family are having such an amazing time that they have no plans to return to London. Don't tell her mum though. For more… Read more

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