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Living Abroad

The Ups and Downs of Studying Abroad: A Retrospective

Kirstie Jeffries | Posted 02.19.2016 | Travel
Kirstie Jeffries

I'll be the first to tell you that nothing compares to living abroad. But anyone who has experienced the challenges of making another country home kno...

Fake It till You Make It: 5 Cheats for Pulling Off Paris

Christiane van Ophem | Posted 02.04.2016 | Travel
Christiane van Ophem

That feeling of sweet victory when a tourist in Paris asks you for directions because they figured "they must be from around here" is a confidence boo...

How a Homestay Will Make Your Experience Abroad Richer

College Tourist | Posted 01.31.2016 | College
College Tourist

Many students are deterred from opting for a homestay when weighing their study abroad choices, simply because they don't want to live with strangers. However staying with a local family, living and breathing the culture and being a participant in your new country will make your experience so much more beneficial in all aspects of your trip.

Don't Retire Overseas -- But 'Unretire' Instead

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 01.27.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Many are understandably concerned about retirement. How will they manage it? Here's how: Don't retire. Retirement was last generation's goal. Ours needs to see through it.

8 Things I Wish I Had in France

Monique Douglas | Posted 01.29.2016 | Travel
Monique Douglas

If I were living in France now instead of 14 years ago, perhaps my loneliness wouldn't have been so strong. So here's a list of the 8 things I wish I'd had while living in France.

Everyone Who Moves Abroad Is A Little Crazy

Laura Nalin | Posted 01.08.2016 | Travel
Laura Nalin

Do I think I'm crazy for putting myself through any of the situations mentioned above? Absolutely. But there's always two sides to a coin, you see. Seeing my family together with my grandfather on his birthday was heartbreaking, but it made me happy to know he wasn't lonely.

6 Things I've Learned From Living Abroad

Sophie Frodsham | Posted 12.11.2015 | Travel
Sophie Frodsham

I'm Australian and I've lived and worked overseas in the British Virgin Islands and now I'm living in San Francisco. Living away from home causes huge disruption in all aspects of your life. Here's what I've experienced living abroad:

Why Friendship Is So Important When Living Abroad

Colleen Berge | Posted 12.03.2015 | Travel
Colleen Berge

Supportive, genuine friendships in a different country can enrich our lives immeasurably and provide us with so much that we often take for-granted in our home countries but feel the intense lack of when settling into another culture.

21 Gifts For That Lucky Friend Who Lives Abroad

The Huffington Post | Minou Clark | Posted 12.16.2015 | Travel

You could, hypothetically, travel over to surprise them... But in the likely chance that you can't afford to do so, here are some truly spectacular gi...

How Models Taught Me it is OK to Miss Home

Gabriel Ruas Santos Rocha | Posted 12.01.2015 | Teen
Gabriel Ruas Santos Rocha

One of my assignments on fourth grade was to read a book about a girl who traveled abroad on an exchange student program. This was a thoroughly engagi...

Stop Making Excuses And Live Abroad Already

Ginny Copestake | Posted 12.01.2015 | Travel
Ginny Copestake

Living abroad is one of the most liberating, confidence boosting and downright incredible experiences everyone should experience at least once in their life, before houses, kids and reality really hits.

Thoughts on Packing: Do as I Say, Not as I Do

Erika Lafrennie | Posted 09.21.2015 | Travel
Erika Lafrennie

Let's talk about packing. A couple of weeks ago in my post on travel hacks I referenced all of the great resources out there for packing light. I said...

Why This 51-Year-Old Mother Of Two Is Living A New Life In China

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.31.2015 | Fifty

This is one story from Huff/Post50's new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." We'll be following 15 remarkable ...

10 Ways To Keep Your Solo Vacation Cheap

CheapTickets | Posted 07.17.2016 | Travel

The average local would be honored to show off their city, and you know that their genuine excitement comes from their pride for their home and not a paycheck at the end of the day.

"Live Large - Live Abroad"

Nicholas Kontis | Posted 06.21.2016 | Travel
Nicholas Kontis

Ever since I married a Mexican girl, with true ties to Mexico, not the typical Southern California Mexican, with no ties to Mexico. Who just as my friends in San Francisco, New York and Los Angles, continue to ask me, "Is it safe?"

The Nest is Empty, Go Ahead and Fly Away!

Amanda Walkins | Posted 05.29.2016 | Fifty
Amanda Walkins

You know what? You've earned the right to be a little selfish. You have earned the right to choose a path for yourself and to decide what your future will hold

Why This 50-Year-Old Mother Of Two Moved Across The World To China

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.14.2015 | Fifty

This is one story from Huff/Post50's new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." We'll be following 15 remarkable ...

Expats Share Their Top 20 Tips for Moving Abroad

Thrillist | Posted 06.28.2015 | Travel

In an effort to help aspiring -- and possibly anxious -- globetrotters, we chatted with a bunch of expats around the world to find out exactly what they wish they'd known before making the big move.

Somewhere Between Two Time Zones: Why My Kids Will Live a Very Different Childhood

Jennifer Legra | Posted 05.11.2015 | Travel
Jennifer Legra

My kids are growing up Dominican. In the future they might grow up Argentinian or Croatian or Chilean and with us as their anchor, I'd like to believe they're growing up New Jerseyan too. And I hope that one day their purple flowered, daisy infused minds will see that the world is one big place full of many different childhoods. None better than the one they lived.

This Is Not Yia Yia's Greece Anymore: 5 Points of Reflection

Julie Crain | Posted 04.11.2015 | World
Julie Crain

What was the turning point for Greece? Entry into the EU? The Olympics in 2004? Natural evolution of time? Probably all of the above, but for whatever reason, Greece continues to evolve into a wonderful European country where the behaviors of the citizens are as beautiful and uplifting as the gorgeous scenery and it is a delight living here again.

Don't Just Go Abroad -- Volunteer Abroad

Rachel Scott | Posted 04.10.2015 | College
Rachel Scott

Ask anyone about their study abroad experience, and they will tell you it was nothing short of amazing. But there is a secret to making it even better -- volunteering. You'll learn that service is a two-way street and you may be surprised with who receives the most at the end.

The Differences Between The U.S. And Italy From A Lover Of Both

Lisa Condie | Posted 03.30.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

Cruising at 40,000+ feet above the Atlantic Ocean, I feel strangely at peace. Halfway between the two places I call home, I want to hover here for a while. It's the place where I don't feel torn, neither heading towards, nor leaving behind, the places and people I love.

9 Definitive Reasons Why You Should NOT Move To The Caribbean

Amanda Walkins | Posted 03.25.2015 | Travel
Amanda Walkins

Living on an island in the Caribbean, surrounded by jungle-covered hills and picture-perfect beaches sounds like a dream. Wake up, enjoy a cup of coffee and fresh fruit picked from the trees around your house -- But this might not really be the dream life for everyone.

How to Land the Best Holiday Jobs Abroad

Dan Miles | Posted 03.23.2015 | Travel
Dan Miles

I recently worked out that I have spent 15 of the last 20 years working abroad; ranging from tending bar and waiting tables, to teaching, to working on a stall that sold missiles at an arms fair (no experience necessary apparently).

Je Suis Charlie? For an American Family in Paris, No Easy Answers

Paige Bradley Frost | Posted 03.14.2015 | Parents
Paige Bradley Frost

To watch it unfold on TV was to see it as a war zone; to be here in Paris was to know true fear and mistrust. It was visible in the averted gazes of Parisians; it was palpable on the Metro and on the streets as gendarmes descended by the busload.