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Expat Guide to Living Abroad

Whether you're already living abroad or preparing to move overseas, our Expat Guide to Living Overseas can help guide you. For answers to specific questions, use our Country Forums to talk with other expats and retirees already living abroad.

5 Important Tips about Healthcare for Expats in Guatemala

Expats in Guatemala have a variety of healthcare options available to them. Understanding what is available is a critical part of preparing to move there. Advice about proximity of care and prescription medications in Guatemala is also provided by expats living there.

11 Expats Talk about Living in Boquete, Panama

11 expats talk about what it's like to live in the beautiful mountain town of Boquete, Panama. From the Tuesday Market at the BCP to group hikes and drinks at Mike's Global Grill, expats love living in Boquete.

Expats in France: 5 Movies to Get You Excited About Living in France

Here are 5 movies set in France - most are set in Paris - but one is not. They are modern and classic - enjoy them all and explore where they were filmed - if you're lucky enough to be an expat in France!

Expats in Italy: 5 Movies to Get You Excited About Living in Italy

Life in Italy for expats is glamorized in the movies, and there's nothing at all wrong with that. Here are 5 movies set in Italy that will help you fall in love with Italy all over again.

Culture Shock in Frankfurt, Germany

An expat in Germany talks about the living in Germany. Although he's from France, he had trouble adjusting to the German culture - the lack of politeness, thriftiness and difficulty making friendships.

Culture Shock in Copenhagen, Denmark

An expat in Denmark talks about what it's like to move to Copenhagen. Meeting people and making friends isn't easy in Denmark, because Danish people are reserved and take time to get to know. He enjoys the fact that most Danish people are into fitness and healthy eating.

Living in Copenhagen , Denmark

An expat living in Copenhagen offers an incredible glimpse of what it's to live there. Although Denmark is very homogeneous, Danish people are open to other cultures. The high cost of living and tight job market can make staying in Copenhagen long-term difficult for many expats.

Living in Seoul, Korea

An expat who worked in the military describes his experiences of living and working in South Korea for six years. Includes ideas for learning the language and some descriptions of his positive experiences with the Korean people.

Moving to Cartago, Colombia

An expat in Cartago, Colombia has found a little bit of heaven living in Colombia. He appreciates the much lower cost of living and admits he lives like a king in Colombia for $2,000 a month. He advises others moving to Colombia to bring only the necessities and buy furniture there.

Moving to Merida, Mexico

A newcomer to Merida, Mexico talks about shipping delays, needing a co-signer for a rental property, the low cost of living in Merida and more.

Dream vs Reality of Living in San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States

An expat shares a brief report about his expectations going into a move to Puerto Rico, and the realities that actually awaited him there.

Retirement in Ajijic and Chapala, Mexico

A retiree in Ajijic (Lake Chapala), Mexico chose to move to Lake Chapala because of its lower cost of living, better weather and friendly people. Life in Lake Chapala has exceeded his expectations -- he bought a house and got married.

Additional Articles
5 Important Tips about Healthcare for Expats in Uruguay

Expats in Uruguay have a variety of healthcare options available to them. Understanding what is available is an important part of preparing to move there. Information about proximity of care and prescription medications in Uruguay is also provided.

4 Reasons Expats Buy Property in Provence

Thinking of moving to or buying a second home in Provence? David King from Winkworth International shares 4 reasons why Provence is a great place for expats to buy property.

International Schools in Panama

Expats with children who explore the possibility of moving to Panama first and foremost want to know what educational options are available there. Here is a great start on exploring the options in Panama City... and beyond.

8 Important Tips about Healthcare for Expats in Costa Rica

Expats living in Costa Rica discuss health insurance and quality of medical care in Costa Rica.

Expats in Uruguay: 8 Tips For Living in Punta del Este

Expats in Punta del Este live in a beautiful coastal setting that will leave you wondering why more people don't consider this new hot spot when they scan the globe for their next expat adventure.

5 Best Places to Retire in Vietnam

Thinking of retiring in Vietnam? Here are 5 of the best places to retire in Vietnam.

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