Expat Living

There's no fine art to expat living; a stint overseas can finish with a fairy tale 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.

Planning your move

Information and tips on what to consider when planning a move abroad.
Ten steps to help your kids adapt to a new school

More articles about planning a move abroad.

Financial advice for expats

Information about expat tax, property, money management and financial planning.
expat financial advice

Opinion piece: don't call me 'trailing'

Tips to help children cope with moving to another country 

Why join an expat woman's group?

Moving abroad for love: being an expat in your partner's home country

How to find happiness as an expat woman

More articles about expat women.

Working Overseas

Information about expat jobs, career development, setting up a business and expat contract negotiation. 

Top 20 destinations for British expats

How to set up a business in the UAE

Expat contract negotiation

What to do if you can't find a job abroad

More articles about expats working overseas.

Overcome culture shock

Information about the stages of culture shock, how to cope with culture shock, customs and etiquette, and language transition
overcoming culture shock as an expat

9½ things you need to know before moving to France

Why culture shock is good for you

The benefits of being spat on by an old Greek woman

Beating loneliness as an expat living abroad or working overseas

More articles about overcoming culture shock.

Editor's Choice

Expat living articles that strike a nerve, hit a chord, or just generally linger longer. 

Expat depression: you're not alone

Singapore takes top spot in the HSBC Expat Explorer Survey 2016

Understanding health insurance in the USA

Every foreigner's favourite conversation

Things to consider before driving abroad

The benefits of studying in Denmark

More of our favourite expat living articles.

Book Reviews

Expat book reviews written by expats for expats. Find a guide, a memoir or the perfect teaching tool to help make your relocation a success. 

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