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.
Planning your move
Information and tips on what to consider when planning a move abroad.
►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
More articles about planning a move abroad.
Financial advice for expats
Information about expat tax, property, money management and financial planning.
►Five money-saving tips for making the move to the UK
►Wills and guardianship of children in the UAE
►Top US expat tips for tax season
►Ten top tips for starting a business in the UAE
►Understanding the concept of Oqood registration and SPA when buying overseas
►How to set up a business in Qatar
More articles about expat financial advice.
The expat woman
Information for expat families, a trailing spouse, or a parent raising a child 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
►How to find happiness as an expat woman
More articles about expat women.
Information about expat jobs, career development, setting up a business and expat contract negotiation.
►Job scams: How expats can avoid becoming a victim
►Overcoming obstacles in expat assignments
►Five things to consider when moving abroad for work
►Expat contract negotiation
►Five of the best cities for expats to work in
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
►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.
Expat living articles that strike a nerve, hit a chord, or just generally linger longer.
►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.