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 family, working overseas or overcoming culture shock.
Planning your move
Information and tips on what to consider when planning a move abroad.
►6 tips on how to make friends as an expat
►Five tips for expats on finding the best international schools
►What to expect when choosing your international mover
►Expat checklist: tips for planning your relocation
►Five reasons to start an expat blog
►Where and how to start planning when moving abroad
►Tips and tricks for learning a new language
►Before you leave: getting your financial affairs in order
►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.
►How to plan your finances when moving abroad
►Five money-saving tips for making the move to the UK
►Top US expat tips for tax season
►Ten top tips for starting a business in the UAE
►How to set up a business in Qatar
More articles about expat financial advice.
The expat family
Information for expat families, a trailing spouse, or parents raising children abroad.
►Love in the age of visa regulations
►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
More articles about the expat family.
Information about expat jobs, career development, setting up a business and expat contract negotiation.
►Job scams: How to avoid becoming a victim
►Overcoming obstacles in expat assignments
►Five things to consider when moving abroad for work
►Top tips for expat contract negotiation
►Five of the best cities for expats to work in
More articles about expats working overseas.
Overcoming culture shock
Information about the stages of culture shock, how to cope with culture shock, customs and etiquette, and language transition
►9½ things you need to know before moving to France
►Why culture shock is good for you
►Beating loneliness as an expat living abroad
►Expat adjustment: the second settling in
More articles about overcoming culture shock.
Expat living articles that strike a nerve, hit a chord, or just generally linger longer.
►Best expat destinations in a post-Covid world
►Five common concerns parents have when choosing a school in a new location
►Expat depression: you're not alone
►Things to consider before driving abroad
►The benefits of studying in Denmark
More of our favourite expat living articles.
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