Reverse Culture Shock

It’s a phenomenon that’s actually very common among expats, from year-long study abroad students to long term live abroad types. It happens when you return to your home country and find that many things are different than the way they were when you left—or at least, they look that way to you.

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Your Best Expat New Years Eve?

New Year’s Eve is supposed to be one of the wildest nights of the year. As hedonistic as Halloween, but without all the kinky costumes. But unfortunately, it rarely lives up to the hype. Unless you’re an expat. That’s right. When you move abroad, you’ll never have to spend another New Year’s Eve at home struggling to stay awake on the sofa until the countdown is over.

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How to Get Through Christmas Far From Home

Christmas can be a lonely time for the expat abroad—especially if you’re living in a place that doesn’t celebrate the way you do back home. I’ve got some tips that long-term expats use to get through the lonely holiday season.

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Must See Malta

As a long term expat living in Malta, I’m often asked about the top must see things in my country of residence. In my 5 years in Malta I’ve visited all the major sites, and most of the minor ones too. If you’re coming down to the island—and especially if it’s your first visit—I strongly suggest adding these things to your list.

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