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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

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

Madalena considers how some words simply can't be translated without failing to capture their true essence and meaning.
Itchy Feet: The German guide

Itchy Feet: The German guide 17 February 2015

If you're living in Germany, this comic guide will help you get to grips with living like a German.
Liv Hambrett: What I love about Germany

Liv Hambrett: What I love about Germany 17 February 2015

Australian writer Liv Hambrett compiles a list of her favourite things about Germany and its people.

5 realities of expat relationships

10 February 2015
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
Sending flowers may be a typical gesture in most countries, but what do our flower-gifting habits tell us about international relations?
Itchy Feet: Germany's literal translations

Itchy Feet: Germany's literal translations 20 January 2015

When it comes to the German language, the translation of certain German words is a very literal business.
Geek Mädel: Getting back into my languages

Geek Mädel: Getting back into my languages 13 January 2015

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

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

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

Itchy Feet: German rules 16 December 2014

Germany is a rule-orientated country, although it can be tough to follow the German rules all the time.
Labelling migration: Making sense of Germany's terms for foreigners

Labelling migration: Making sense of Germany's terms for for... 2 December 2014

Nasima Akaloo and Eve from Multicoolty take a look at how foreigners are labelled in Germany and what this means for integration.
Grounded Traveler: 11 signs you're a great German expat

Grounded Traveler: 11 signs you're a great German expat 12 November 2014

Could you handle life as an expat in Germany? Andrew Couch lists 11 traits that indicate if you could handle the German expat lifestyle.
Bilingual Family: Passing on a mother's tongue

Bilingual Family: Passing on a mother's tongue 3 November 2014

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.

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