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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 | 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.

5 realities of expat relationships

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?

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?

101 Ways to Enjoy Living Abroad: 20 tips for expats

22 January 2015 | 0 comments

Learn how to feel at home in a foreign country, whether you're there for a weekend, a year, or a lifetime.

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.

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: 22 tips for moving abroad

101 Ways to Enjoy Living Abroad: 22 tips for 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.

I was an expat wife: The 10 best things about being an expat wife

I was an expat wife: The 10 best things about being an expat wife

27 August 2014 | 2 comments

Maria Foley contemplates the top ten best things about being an expat wife.

Bilingual Family: Language as a tool

Bilingual Family: Language as a tool

5 August 2014 | 2 comments

Being multilingual certainly has it advantages - especially when you're a six-year-old trying to convince your parents into giving you what you want...

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