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Expat Guide to Living in Guadalajara

Whether you're already living in Guadalajara or preparing to move to Guadalajara, our Expat Guide to Living in Mexico offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Guadalajara. For answers to specific questions, visit our Mexico Forum to talk with expats in Guadalajara.

Culture Shock in Guadalajara, Mexico

An expat from the United States describes what it was like to live in Guadalajara 40 years ago. It's fun to read about experiences from a while ago, especially if you live there now!

More Culture Shock Reports for Guadalajara

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Guadalajara handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Guadalajara:
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Living Overseas Report

What are people's priorities in Guadalajara - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Help other expats and people moving to Guadalajara by filling out our Living Overseas Report.

Submit a Living Overseas Report

Moving Overseas Report

What should you take with you when you move to Guadalajara? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Guadalajara? Help others moving to Guadalajara by filling out our Moving Overseas Report.

Submit a Moving Overseas Report

Reviews of Schools in Guadalajara

Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Guadalajara. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Guadalajara:
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Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Guadalajara. If you are already living in Guadalajara, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

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Overseas Retirement Report

Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Guadalajara by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.

Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Guadalajara? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Guadalajara by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working Abroad Report

What's it like to find a job in Guadalajara? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Guadalajara? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.

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Culture-Shock-in-Mexico-CityAn Expat Talks about Culture Shock & Living in Mexico City, Mexico

An expat from New York City describes the culture shock she experienced living in Mexico City. She appreciates that people in Mexico City able to enjoy the moment instead of hurrying through life.

An expat from New York City describes the culture shock she experienced living in Mexico City. She appreciates that people in Mexico City able to enjoy the moment instead of hurrying through life. ...

Living-in-Ajijic,-MexicoAn Expat Discusses Living in Ajijic, Mexico, Mexico

An expat in Ajijic, Mexico offers a lot of information about the many expat clubs and volunteer organizations that thrive in the Lake Chapala / Ajijic area.

An expat in Ajijic, Mexico offers a lot of information about the many expat clubs and volunteer organizations that thrive in the Lake Chapala / Ajijic area. ...

Book Review: "Mexico: The Trick is Living Here"

Julia Taylor's book is packed with practical advice and cultural insight and is a must have for expats and anyone preparing to make the move to Mexico.

Julia Taylor's book is packed with practical advice and cultural insight and is a must have for expats and anyone preparing to make t...

Crime in Mexico: Where are the Safest Places to Live in Mexico?

Where are the safest places to live in Mexico? The most unsafe areas are well-covered in today's news headlines, but those considering a move to other cities or towns in Mexico should carefully research their possible destinations, talk with other expats and visit before they move. This article highlights members' recent discussions and comments about crime and safety in popular expat locales and some off-the-beaten path destinations. If you live in Mexico, we encourage you to submit an update on your city or town.

Where are the safest places to live in Mexico? The most unsafe areas are well-covered in today's news headlines, but those considering a move to other cities or towns in Mexico should carefully resea...

10 Tips for Living in Mexico

Is it safe to live in Mexico? What should I bring with me to Mexico? How can I find a home? Expats offer advice on these and other topics.

Is it safe to live in Mexico? What should I bring with me to Mexico? How can I find a home? Expats offer advice on these and other topics....

15 Expats Talk About Life in Mexico

Expats share some insight into what it's like to live in Mexico on a day-to-day basis once you actually make the move and get there.
Expats share some insight into what it's like to live in Mexico on a day-to-day basis once you actually make the move and get there....

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