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Being the new expat can be lonely at first, but making French friends is not as difficult as it first appears if you put yourself out there.
Emily McLaren recounts the life skills she gained thanks to her backpacking experience abroad.
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.
Madalena considers how some words simply can't be translated without failing to capture their true essence and meaning.
There's a foreigner in the room, do you think it saw me? Expat Anna Krahn explains how to be the 'awkward foreigner' and still make French friends.
Hop on board and buckle up for the expat relationship roller coaster. It’s a ride you’ll never want to get off.
Dating French men and woman is for charmers who want intelligent conversations and cultural exchange; but avoid stereotypes. Here's some dating advice to help you find love in France.
Sending flowers may be a typical gesture in most countries, but what do our flower-gifting habits tell us about international relations?
After inadvertently making language-learning a chore, Meg McFarlane finds new ways to make learning languages fun and interesting.
There's no better time to celebrate than at Christmas. The Expatica team shares their personal favourite Christmas traditions, and reflects on 2014.
Maria Foley explains why family rituals are so important for giving expats some much-needed familiarity and a sense of belonging.
From the lack of small talk to grandmas in high-heels, US expat Sasha Steiner lists some French things she may never get used to.
Sasha Steiner provides tips for eating in France, and how expats can still find most of the ingredients to make their favourite foods in France.
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.
Europeans have vastly different 'langauges of love' - what's the social norm for public and private intimacy where you live?