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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Interview with Anika - A South African expat living in Oman

Anika is a South African expat living in Oman.

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Interview with Malcolm - A South African expat living in Seoul

Malcolm is a 28-year-old South African living in Seoul, South Korea. He's traveled to 12 different countries and loves living in Korea.

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Interview with Cormandré - A South African expat living in Dubai

Cormandré is a South African expat. She moved to Dubai in 2015 and hasn't regretted it once.

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Interview with Melissa - A South African expat living in China

Melissa is 27-year-old South African currently working as an ESL teacher at an international kindergarten in China. She is an animal love

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Interview with Mariëtte - A South African expat living in Dubai

Mariëtte is a South African teacher who decided to take her career further abroad.

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Interview with Rebecca - A Danish expat living in Buenos Aires

Rebecca is Danish but has fallen in love with Latin America.

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Interview with Marike - A South African expat living in Abu Dhabi

Marike Roberts left South Africa in 2012. She has lived in Switzerland, Belgium, China and the UAE.

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Interview with Deby- An American expat living in Buenos Aires

Deby ran away from home in 2004 and never regretted it.

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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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Expat Health Insurance Partners

Aetna International

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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