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Diary of a Move: The language of foreignness

Diary of a Move: The language of foreignness

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Ever felt like your IQ slips 30 points when speaking a foreign language? Sometimes you can only feel 'authentic' in your own language says Katia Vlachos.

Polyglot problems only multilinguals have to worry about

Polyglot problems only multilinguals have to worry about

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'You get woken by a phone call and forget which language to use' – some problems can only be understood by those who speak more than one language.

Brits abroad – is the grass really greener?

Brits abroad – is the grass really greener?

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The UK has become the eighth country in the world for the highest expat rate; what motivates UK residents to move abroad, and are these factors superior in other countries?

101 Ways to Enjoy Living Abroad: 20 tips for expats

101 Ways to Enjoy Living Abroad: 20 tips for expats

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

Borders and Burpees: 10 job skills you gain from travel

Borders and Burpees: 10 job skills you gain from travel

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

Karilogue: The less-glamorous side of expat life

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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