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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Cuba

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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Australia

Buying a Car in Australia

Buying a car in Australia is likely to be one of the larger and more daunting investments that an expat will need to make upon arrival.

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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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Jordan

Interview with Sarah - An American expat in Jordan

Sarah is a 29-year-old American woman living as an expat in Amman, Jordan.

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Hong Kong

Nightlife hotspots for expats in Hong Kong

For those who enjoy a big night out and a good party, there's plenty to find behind Hong Kong’s neon lights and larger-than-life signs. 

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Melbourne

Interview with Marvin - A Scottish expat in Melbourne

Marvin Coleman is a Scottish expat living in Melbourne with his wife, Robin, and their two sons.

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Singapore

Expat's guide to shopping in Singapore

From huge modern malls to atmospheric side-street markets, Singapore is a shopper’s paradise, with all sorts of retail experiences to cho

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Houston

Interview with Janice- A Canadian expat in Houston

Janice Clow is a Canadian expat currently living and working as a realtor in Houston, Texas.

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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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Why sport is a great icebreaker when living abroad

Settling into a new country can be difficult – there’s no escaping that.

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4 Ways to Find Your Feet When Moving Abroad

Moving abroad is an experience that is both exciting and daunting in equal measure.

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China

Salaries for expats in China

In recent years, China has emerged as a world economic powerhouse, and as it’s begun to expand the private sector of its economy, more an

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Hong Kong

Salaries for expats in Hong Kong

Skilled expats looking to relocate to the eastern economic powerhouse that is Hong Kong can expect high wages and a great quality of life

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Nigeria

Salaries for expats in Nigeria

Despite being very much a developing country, Nigeria performs well in global economic surveys.

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Australia

Salaries for expats in Australia

Australia is one of the world's most desirable expat destinations, and many who decide to relocate there to live and work do so for reaso

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Singapore

Salaries for expats in Singapore

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Portugal

Interview with Gail- A Canadian expat in Portugal

Gail Aguiar is a Philippines-born, Canadian-raised freelance photographer who made Portugal home in late 2013, six countries and three co

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Morocco

Interview with Rasa - A Lithuanian expat living in Morocco

Originally from Lithuania, Rasa is a journalist, freelance blogger, cinema maniac, communication manager, ideas generator and slow travel

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South Korea

Interview with Ishwarya - a British expat living in South Korea

Ishwarya started her expat existence in 2016, when she and her husband moved to South Korea from England in order for him to follow his d

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