There's no fine art to expat living; a stint overseas can finish with a fairytale ending just as often as it can end up a repressed memory.

But as the wise and experienced initiates of the expat realm will tell you, chartering into unknown territory is half the fun.

That being said, there's no better way to prepare yourself for a move abroad than to read about the trials and tribulations of expats living and working overseas who've been there, done that.

That's why as part of our expat living section we've collected hundreds of unique articles, personal interviews, pieces of expert advice and fast fact sheets that can help you on your way to understanding your move abroad.

Read on to learn more about financial advice, issues of the expat woman, working overseas or overcoming culture shock.

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International Removals

Get a free quote and save on your moving costs

Compare quotes from leading international movers Save time and money choosing a reliable international moving company Compare prices from up to five carefully…

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International Health Insurance

Find the best International Health Insurance for you

Expat Arrivals recommends Aetna International and Cigna Global for international expat health insurance.   Request free quotes from each provider and see how…

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Japan

Teaching English in Japan

Teaching English in Japan is one of the more popular vocations for foreigners moving to the country.

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South Korea

Teaching English in South Korea

A steady stream of English-speaking foreigners make their way to South Korea each year in search of financial, professional and cultural

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Taiwan

Teaching English in Taiwan

Teaching English as a second language is still one of the most popular sources of income for expats living in Taiwan.

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The Netherlands

Having a baby in the Netherlands

Having a baby in a country other than one's own can present challenges.

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Cape Town

Having a baby in Cape Town

Having a baby in another country can seem like a terrifying thing to do, although expats need not worry.

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Oslo

Having a baby in Oslo

Women in Norway are free to choose which facilities in Oslo they would like to give birth.

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India

Having a baby in India

There is something unknown and uncharted about having a child, and giving birth as an expat in a foreign country could be a bit more daun

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Abu Dhabi

Employment packages in Abu Dhabi

Expats who are offered a job in Abu Dhabi may be unfamiliar with how a contract works in the UAE.

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USA

Colleges and universities in the USA

The US has over 4,000 degree-granting institutions, which opens up an amazing wealth of opportunities for expats moving to the country wi

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USA

Getting a social security number in the USA

Expats moving to the United States will need a Social Security Number (SSN) before formally starting a job.

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USA

Financial aid and student visa requirements in the USA

Most American colleges welcome expat students and won't treat them differently for most of the admission process.

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USA

Applying to college in the USA

Expat international students applying to American four-year colleges for bachelor degrees should be aware that the application process di

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United Kingdom

Book review: Far Away and Further Back

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Toronto

Interview with Karen R - A South African expat living in Toronto

Karen R is a South African expat who moved to Canada in 1993 with her husband and children.

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Morocco

Interview with Lynn - a British expat in Morocco

Lynn Sheppard lives between the UK and Morocco with her Moroccan husband and their son.

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Houston

Interview with Vicky – a British expat in Houston

From a small oil city in Scotland to a sprawling metropolis in America, Victoria Smart made a life-changing decision to move to Houston,

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Turkey

Interview with Mihaela - a Romanian expat in Turkey

Mihaela, originally hailing from the winter wonderland of Transylvania, moved to crowded Istanbul in 2016.

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Turkey

Interview with Caroline - an American expat in Turkey

Caroline is an American writer, editor, and teacher. She moved to Istanbul in 2014 and relocated to southern Germany in early 2018. In ad

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