There's no fine art to expat living; a stint overseas can finish with a fairytale ending just as often as it can end up a repressed memory.

But as the wise and experienced initiates of the expat realm will tell you, chartering into unknown territory is half the fun.

That being said, there's no better way to prepare yourself for a move abroad than to read about the trials and tribulations of expats living and working overseas who've been there, done that.

That's why as part of our expat living section we've collected hundreds of unique articles, personal interviews, pieces of expert advice and fast fact sheets that can help you on your way to understanding your move abroad.

Read on to learn more about financial advice, issues of the expat woman, working overseas or overcoming culture shock.

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Vietnam

The expat's guide to eating out in Vietnam

Vietnamese food is known worldwide for its exciting flavours and aromas, and expats are sure to enjoy sampling the local fare.

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Colombia

Interview with Stuart Oswald- A British expat living in Colombia

Stuart Oswald is a British expat living in rural Colombia with his family. He is passionate about the local people and culture, and uses his knowledge of the…

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Austria

An Interview with Dragos - a Romanian expat living in Austria

Dragos is a software engineer who moved from Romania to Austria in 2010. The differences between life in East-Europe are profound and Dragos has developed a…

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Kenya

An Interview with Nadine - A British expat in Kenya

Nadine, the 'expat mummy', left London in 2011 to move to Cape Town with her husband. After six years spent raising three kids and adjusting to Cape Town's…

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Singapore

One World International School's flexible approach to affordable education

It's all too easy to assume that education can only be either affordable or excellent. In practice, though, it's rarely that simple – in fact, a moderately…

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Johannesburg

Interview with Heloise – a Dutch expat living in Johannesburg

After living in global capitals such as London, Paris and Amsterdam, Heloise Van Beerschoten-Roschlau chose to settle in Johannesburg. An entrepreneurial…

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Costa Rica

Interview with Jason Mueller - A Canadian expat living in Costa Rica

Jason Mueller is a Canadian expat who moved to Jacó to start a business and make the most of the "pura vida" lifestyle in Costa Rica. He runs his own business…

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Hungary

Interview with Gary - an American expat living in Hungary

Gary Lukatch left his house, car and his 30-year career in finance behind in the US to move to Budapest, where he's been living for the past 19 years.…

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Hungary

Interview with Colm - an Irish-American expat living in Hungary

Colm FitzGerald, an Irish-American expat living in Hungary, is a budding authority on the great tradition of Hungarian winemaking. Colm has previously lived in…

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Hungary

Interview with Starr - an American expat living in Hungary

Starr Varga, an American woman living in Hungary, moved to Budapest with her husband in 2017. Since then they've travelled extensively through both Europe and…

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USA

Financial aid and student visa requirements in the USA

Most American colleges welcome expat students and won't treat them differently for most of the admission process. However, financial aid and visa requirements…

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USA

Applying to college in the USA

Expat international students applying to American four-year colleges for bachelor degrees should be aware that the application process differs quite markedly…

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Buenos Aires

Interview with Angelina - A Canadian expat living in Buenos Aires

Angelina Khoo is a Canadian English teacher, writer and dancer who moved to Buenos Aires to enjoy the finer things in life. She has learned to love the…

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Singapore

One World International School: A thoughtfully priced education, a lifelong impact

Many of us hold the erroneous notion that education must either be affordable or excellent. Despite this widespread belief, very expensive schools can…

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Mumbai

Interview with Kirsten Mhari Durward- A Scottish Expat living in Mumbai

Kirsten Mhari Durward is a well-seasoned expat who has recently moved to Mumbai, India. Kirsten is a global nomad who has slowly been learning the ups and…

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Milan

An interview with Tim Doel - A British expat in Milan, Italy

Tim Doel and his wife relocated from the United Kingdom to Milan in 2016. Being married to a local, he has a unique take on living and building a family in…

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USA

Should US Expats Claim the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion When Filing US Taxes?

Americans living abroad find themselves in the unfortunate position of having to file US taxes, as well as in many cases taxes in the country where they are…

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Chile

Interview with Jérémie – A French expat living in Chile

A native of Brittany, France, Jérémie quickly realized that working abroad would bring him a lot more opportunities. He's been living and working in cities…

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Chile

Interview with Sarah - an American living in Chile

Sarah is from New Jersey, USA, and used to be a volunteer English teacher when she first arrived in Chile. Now she teaches English at a Language School in La…

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