Living Abroad

Culture-ShockCulture Shock

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing about the different phases of culture shock and learning about how other expats handled culture shock, can be very comforting. Submit a culture shock report under your username or anonymously. Recent submissions:

Living-OverseasLiving Overseas

What are local people's priorities - work? family? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Submit a living abroad report under your username or anonymously. Recent submissions:

Popular Living Abroad Articles

Tips for Living Abroad -- Country-by-Country
By Betsy Burlingame

Advice from other expats is invaluable when you are living abroad. We started a topic on each of our country forums asking expatriates to share tips for living overseas. Here are some highlights.

HSBC Explorer Survey -- A Rewarding But Challenging Life
By HSBC Offshore

What countries are easy for expatriates to integrate into, and which countries are more challenging? HSBC examined this critical question as part of its Expat Explorer survey.

Expat Spouses -- Tips for Newcomers
By Robin Pascoe

Robin Pascoe shares an excerpt from her book "A Broad Abroad: The Expat Wife's Guide to Successful Living Abroad". She offers advice for new expat spouses.

Expat Stress -- 15 Ways to Cure the Stressed out Expat
By Heather Domnick

Great advice for times when expat life becomes stressful. Includes reasons why expats become stressed and fifteen coping techniques for the times when the challenges of living abroad overwhelm.

Living Abroad -- 10 Types of Expats
By Tom Johnson

Tom Johnson offers a slightly sarcastic and highly entertaining analysis of the ten types of expats. What type of expat are you?

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