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Becoming an Expat is an Art Form

Moving overseas is a unique experience for every expat. While there are certain aspects that remain constant – the red tape, the loneliness, the financial questions – the daily details can be interpreted differently by each individual. That’s why becoming an expat is an art form. Your personal preferences and style may vary greatly from the next expat’s, but there is no right or wrong way to interpret and create your new life.

Moving overseas is a unique experience for every expat. While there are certain aspects that remain constant - the red t...

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Learning a New Expat Home

Tips for learning about your new expat home after arrival.

Moving to a new country has to be one of the most exhilarating experiences! Learning a new expat home will help you to adjust to this new environment, to delve deeper and to truly appreciate the full experience of being an expat.

Moving to a new country has to be one of the most exhilarating experiences! Learning a new expat home will help you to a...

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The Grass is Always Greener for Expats

The grass is always greener on the other side...especially for expats.

Expats are a funny bunch. We move across oceans and we immerse ourselves into different cultures and, yet, we’re always missing something. For many of us expats, we’re missing family and friends back home. For others, they’re missing the comforts and familiarity of home. For those of us who have moved more than once, we’re just trying to find that feeling of “home.”

Whatever it is, for some reason, the grass is always greener somewhere else for expats.

Expats are a funny bunch. We move across oceans and we immerse ourselves into different cultures and, yet, we're always...

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How Can a US Citizen Get UK Residency Through Marriage

How a US citizen applied for UK residency through marriage to an EU national

Moving to new countries comes with a whole range of logistics to figure out and to check off a list. But by far the most important part of becoming an expat is the legal requirements involved. These are the details I can offer for how this US citizen got UK residency through marriage to an EU National. Please keep in mind that my experience will be different from yours, but this can at least offer a guideline from my perspective.

Moving to new countries comes with a whole range of logistics to figure out and to check off a list. But by far the most...

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The Ups and Downs of Expat Life

Expat life means even more ups and downs than life back home.

Becoming an expat doesn’t change who you are, we’ve talked about that before. It also doesn’t change daily life. The ups and downs of expat life are similar to those of life back home, but you might experience a few other unique moments as an expat. Daily life struggles are universal, so what’s different for an expat that might cause a few headaches?

Becoming an expat doesn't change who you are, we've talked about that before. It also doesn't change daily life. The ups...

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How Quickly Life Can Change

We've done so much in such a short amount of time. That's how quickly life can change!

We’re a week into May now and I was just looking at some photos from the past few weeks. In the past month, we went from an expat failure in Ireland to loving life in Malta. We left cold, wet weather to come to endless sunshine. We changed from layers and layers of winter clothes to dressing like normal humans again. Oh, how quickly life can change!

We're a week into May now and I was just looking at some photos from the past few weeks. In the past month, we went from...

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First Impressions of Malta

new expat in Malta first impressions

We’ve been expats several times before, both in each other’s countries and beyond. We’ve traveled extensively between our single lives and now together. So I feel like we have a fairly decent base by which we can compare our lives as new expats in Malta with other potential expat homes. Our first impressions of Malta have been really positive for several reasons. Here’s a quick rundown of our reactions to our first few weeks here in Malta.

We’ve been expats several times before, both in each other’s countries and beyond. We’ve traveled extensively between ou...

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An American Expat in Scotland

Information for Americans moving to Scotland

Moving to a new country can be daunting…finding new friends, figuring out which items you like from the grocery store, hell, just finding a grocery store can be a challenge! You’ve uprooted yourself and plopped down into a whole new environment. Luckily, for an American expat in Scotland, the transition really actually isn’t that hard.

Moving to a new country can be daunting...finding new friends, figuring out which items you like from the grocery store,...

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