There’s no one-size-fits-all rule for settling into expat life in a new country, but here are a few helpful articles and personal stories that may help make your move a little easier.

Ryan grew up in San Diego, California and later lived in the Silicon Valley Bay Area for 15 years before moving to Johannesburg in 2016 with his South African wife, Quinne. He’s a micro brewer and loves living in sunny South Africa. They have two young girls, and they enjoy travelling around South… Read more
Ever thought of trading Joburg for Lisbon or Madrid? Tempted by Mexico’s golden beaches and azure waters? Remote visas are tempting more and more South Africans to dust off their suitcases, renew their passports and explore the delights of foreign shores. If 2020 has shown us anything,… Read more
Shantalie is originally from the UK. She moved to Cape Town in 2010 after falling in love and then grew to love the city too. After living here for almost a decade, this British expat, has enjoyed and experienced all that Cape Town has to offer. Read more about expat life in Cape Town in our Expat… Read more
South Africa has numerous colleges and universities for international and local students alike to choose from. Tuition at the country's best tertiary institutions offers good value compared to American or European establishments, and the quality of education is generally very high. Expat students… Read more
Phil has been many things. A university English instructor, a picker-upper of dead bodies, a musician, and a sales guy. His work brought him and his family from Vancouver, Canada to Pretoria, South Africa in September 2016, and he's still wondering how that happened. Phil started Maple and Marula… Read more
Hannah is a UK expat living in Johannesburg. Inspired by her experiences, she became the founder of Translating Me, and the Identity Project, an online personal branding course that helps expats to reinvent their careers and personal ambitions since moving abroad. New expats to Joburg or those… Read more
Cuban-born Clara is a well-versed expat. Having visited and lived in an enviable amount of countries, her insight into expat life is accessible and practical. She has delved into the notion of the trailing spouse on her blog, and in turn successfully published a book on the topic. Read about her… Read more
Namrata is an Indian expat living in Johannesburg, South Africa. She quit her job with an asset management firm and followed her husband to the Rainbow Nation, deciding to pursue the life of a trailing spouse. When not traveling or exploring new areas of Johannesburg, she blogs about her… Read more
South Africa was ranked 34th out of some 183 countries in the 2010 World Bank survey for ease of doing business. The survey took into account the 46 sub-Saharan African countries and effectively placed South Africa in the number two slot on the African continent, falling only behind Mauritius. It… Read more
Sine Thieme is an American expat who moved to Johannesburg, South Africa with her family in 2010. She is loving life in South Africa, particularly relishing the ideal climate of the Joburg highveld, and the friendly locals. Sine writes the entertaining blog Joburg… Read more
Chinese expat Yun Zhang is stretching out into the seemingly endless space that so many Cape Town locals take for granted. Read on for a rare glimpse into the mind's eye of an Asian woman gone African. For more information about expat life in Cape Town visit the Expat Arrivals… Read more