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Best places to live

The best places to live in the world – for your personality?

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Time to get out? Follow this guide to find the best place to live in the world for your personality and manners – the best places to live where you'd feel right at home.

23 signs you’re 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.

Live 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.

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.

Move abroad with children

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.

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?

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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

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?

Expat travel

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'.

Living abroad

The modern expat: Less homesick, more lonely?

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Today's expat can connect with family back home at any time – but does this increase isolation by being neither here nor there?

Emergencies abroad

Losing your credit card abroad and other emergencies

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Be prepared if the following emergencies happen while you're abroad: your wallet or passport gets stolen, you fall ill or have an accident, or your travel company or airline goes bust.

Multilingual names

Being Multilingual: Finding your multilingual name

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What's in a name? If your name doesn't translate well abroad, you can always enter the world of multilingual identities.

10 important tips for first-time expats

10 important tips for first-time expats

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Moving abroad can be a daunting experience, but these top tips will set any first-time expat on the right track to a positive life abroad.

Moving abroad

Grounded Traveler: How to deal with being overwhelmed as an expat

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Adjusting to all the 'newness' abroad can leave any expat feeling overwhelmed. American expat Andrew Couch offers advice for coping with the expat sensory overload.

Dancing in the Fountain: Losing friends when moving abroad

Dancing in the Fountain: Losing friends when moving abroad

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Karen McCann recounts how many of her friends were surprised and even angry when she made the decision to move abroad.



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