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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Three Reasons Why You Should Choose an International School with an IB Programme

Expatriate parents who are looking at schools should focus on those that offer an IB programme. Here are three reasons to choose an IB school in Singapore.

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5 must-have features at international schools in Singapore

Moving to a new country is an overwhelming process for expatriate families, especially when selecting a school. Consider these features when choosing a school.

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Why Global Issues Are Causing Retirees To Reconsider a Move Abroad

Let the good times roll… but wait for the uncertainty to stop first. by Andy Buckle, Head of Relocatio

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Preparing for a Move to Switzerland

Having a good idea of the financial documents expats need when they arrive in Switzerland will go a long way to ensure a smooth transitio

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How to become a digital nomad

Ever wanted to swap out the office for a picturesque beach?

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Book review: The American Way of Life, The Foreigner's Perspective

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Top tips for pregnancy abroad

Whether your pregnancy is planned or not, the moment you see the little blue line is life-changing.

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Expat life in Singapore: the benefits of raising children in the city

The opportunity to move abroad is something that many families find irresistible.

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An interview with Striddle, a British expat in Bengaluru

British expat Striddle moved to Bengaluru, India to pursue a job opportunity as a deputy principal at a school.

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English language schools in Cape Town

For students eager to travel abroad and learn English, it’s hard to imagine a more idyllic place to learn the intricacies of the world’s

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Education and school guides

For expat parents, choosing the right school is central to a successful move. To help navigate this difficult choice, Expat Arrivals prod

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Interview with Sara, an American expat in Croatia

Sara is an American expat from Dallas, Texas who works as a freelancer in Croatia.

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Interview with Emmanuelle, a French expat in Miami

Emmanuelle Joachim is a French expat and mother of two who has lived in eight cities and five countries and speaks four languages. Paris,

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Interview with Leonie - A South African expat in Poland

Leonie Müller is a 40-something-year-old mother of four living in Krakow, Poland.

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Interview with Karim - A British expat in Chile

Karim Coumine is a British expat living in Santiago, Chile.

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US Expat Taxes in 2019

A new year brings a new tax season.

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Local Language Classes in Oslo

If expats want to learn Norwegian, there are several books, CDs and other language programmes available in bookstores, at the library or

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Interview with David Goodwin, principal of Britannica International School, Shanghai

Helmed by principal David Goodwin, Britannica International School is one of Shanghai's most prominent British-curriculum schools.

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Interview with Conner- an American expat in Cuba

Conner Gorry is a writer and journalist from New York who has called Havana home since 2002, where she works as Senior Editor for MEDICC

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Schools Guide PDFs

Our Education and Schools Guides include useful information on local, private and international schools to help parents make an informed

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Expat Health Insurance Partners

Aetna Global

Aetna is an award-winning insurance business that provides health benefits to more than 650,000 members worldwide. Their high quality health insurance plans are tailored to meet the individual needs of expats living and working abroad.

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Cigna Global

With 86 million customer relationships in over 200 countries, Cigna Global has unrivalled experience in dealing with varied and unique medical situations and delivering high standards of service wherever you live in the world.

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