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23 signs you’ve turned into a 'serial expat'

23 signs you’ve turned into a 'serial expat'

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Several years later and you're still on the move abroad... are you addicted to expat life? If these telltale signs are true, it's time to admit you're a serial expat.

Packing my suitcase: Getting the Germans to like you

Packing my suitcase: Getting the Germans to like you

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You can't make German friends without patience and lots of hard work, says expat Allane Milliane, but German friends are totally worth it.

The effects – good and bad – of living abroad

The effects – good and bad – of living abroad

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The expat lifestyle can be challenging on international families – but is that good or bad? Read why everyone should consider moving their family abroad.

The German Way: It’s a matter of German trust

The German Way: It’s a matter of German trust

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If you think Germans seem standoffish, there's something about German trust you need to understand first.

Home exchange: Holiday heaven... or hell?

Home exchange: Holiday heaven... or hell?

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Home-exchange sites have been increasing in popularity, drawing people keen to taste life in another part of the world but not so keen to pay high hotel prices.

Geneva family diaries: Understanding coping mechanisms of expat kids

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The way children cope with moving abroad can range from anger and tantrums to silence or tears – but it's important not to not mislabel these emotions, says coach Tammy Furey.

What to do when you're the male trailing spouse

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Do you have your 'elevator speech' ready for the dreaded question: 'What do you do?'

'Regretting motherhood' debate rages in Germany

'Regretting motherhood' debate rages in Germany

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Is it possible to regret becoming a mother? The question has stirred a debate in Germany like in no other country, shattering a long-held taboo.

The easiest and cheapest languages to learn

The easiest and cheapest languages to learn

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Learning a foreign language? Dutch, French, Spanish, German and Italian are the quickest languages to learn – but also among the most expensive per hour.

How do I choose a good international school?

How do I choose a good international school?

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International education expert Kathleen Ralf shares 10 questions parents should ask to help them choose the best international school for their child.

Study abroad for free

Study abroad for free

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Study abroad for free? It sounds too good to be true but this is now the reality in Germany and other European countries – even for foreigners. What's the catch?

Diccon Bewes: False friends in German

Diccon Bewes: False friends in German

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It would seem the sole existence of 'false friends' is to trip up foreign language learners and land them red-faced in embarrassing situations.

12 culture shocks foreigners experience in Germany

12 culture shocks foreigners experience in Germany

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You might get a finger-wagging in Germany but you can also revel in 80s fashion and music where Hasselhoff is the hero.

The German Way: Confessions of an expat TV addict in Germany

The German Way: Confessions of an expat TV addict in Germany

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Expat Erin Porter, a self-confessed US TV addict, explains how you can watch American and foreign TV and films in Germany – and the German laws against it.

Itchy Feet: The life of an expert expat

Itchy Feet: The life of an expert expat

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You can spot an expert expat a mile away when they're in their national habitat of being 'anywhere new'.

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