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Guten Tag, Y'all: What I will and won't miss about Switzerland

Guten Tag, Y'all: What I will and won't miss about Switzerland

7 April 2015 | 0 comments

Upon leaving Switzerland, expat Brittany Andrews considers what she will and won't miss about her adopted Swiss country and culture.

Borders and Burpees: 10 job skills you gain from travel

Borders and Burpees: 10 job skills you gain from travel

24 March 2015 | 0 comments

Emily McLaren recounts the life skills she gained thanks to her backpacking experience abroad.

Karilogue: The less-glamorous side of expat life

Karilogue: The less-glamorous side of expat life

10 March 2015 | 10 comments

Despite loving life as an expat, Kari Martindale explains that expat life is not always as glamorous as it appears. Here's some realities on expat life.

Being Multilingual: Languages come in flavours

Being Multilingual: Languages come in flavours

3 March 2015 | 0 comments

Madalena considers how some words simply can't be translated without failing to capture their true essence and meaning.

The Dubious Hausfrau: This idiot's expat survival guide

The Dubious Hausfrau: This idiot's expat survival guide

17 February 2015 | 0 comments

Canadian expat Tatiana Warkentin explains how she survives the highs and lows of being an expat.

5 realities of expat relationships

10 February 2015 | 0 comments

Hop on board and buckle up for the expat relationship roller coaster. It’s a ride you’ll never want to get off.

International flower relations: Who's the most romantic?

5 February 2015 | 0 comments

Sending flowers may be a typical gesture in most countries, but what do our flower-gifting habits tell us about international relations?

Geek Mädel: Getting back into my languages

Geek Mädel: Getting back into my languages

13 January 2015 | 1 comment

After inadvertently making language-learning a chore, Meg McFarlane finds new ways to make learning languages fun and interesting.

Expatica wishes you a merry multicultural holiday

Expatica wishes you a merry multicultural holiday

23 December 2014 | 0 comments

There's no better time to celebrate than at Christmas. The Expatica team shares their personal favourite Christmas traditions, and reflects on 2014.

An expat wife: Why rituals are important for expat families

An expat wife: Why rituals are important for expat families

23 December 2014 | 1 comment

Maria Foley explains why family rituals are so important for giving expats some much-needed familiarity and a sense of belonging.

Xenophobe's® Guides: A life of Swiss regulation

Xenophobe's® Guides: A life of Swiss regulation

12 November 2014 | 0 comments

Swiss laws and regulations can make living in Switzerland seem restrictive, but it has become an ingrained part of the Swiss way of life.

Bilingual Family: Passing on a mother's tongue

Bilingual Family: Passing on a mother's tongue

3 November 2014 | 0 comments

Raising bilingual families means a 'mother tongue' and a 'mother's tongue' are not always the same. Teaching both preserves a part of family history and unity, as Annika discovered.

Let’s get physical: Europe and public displays of affection

Let’s get physical: Europe and public displays of affection

8 October 2014 | 3 comments

Europeans have vastly different 'langauges of love' - what's the social norm for public and private intimacy where you live?

101 Ways to Enjoy Living Abroad: Moving abroad

101 Ways to Enjoy Living Abroad: Moving abroad

22 September 2014 | 2 comments

Want to learn how to feel at home in a foreign country, whether you're there for a weekend, a year, or a lifetime? Then this guide is for you.

I was an expat wife: Why being a Third Culture Kid sucks (sometimes)

I was an expat wife: Why being a Third Culture Kid sucks (sometimes)

9 September 2014 | 1 comment

Growing up abroad opens many doors but, as Maria Foley discusses, living between cultures isn't always the easiest path.

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