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Moving Abroad and Settling In: Share Your Expat Experience with Us!

We know that many of you are great writers and have a lot of fantastic stories to tell — from exciting adventures to funny mishaps. Do you enjoy writing about your experiences and would you like to share them with other people all over the world?

Tell us what expat life is like for you and get included in our new Expat Expert magazine series.

Submission Requirements

When you send us your article, please make sure that you provide a finished version of it. Of course, we are happy to proofread and edit it for you. If we decide to publish your article, we will get in touch with you, and you will be credited as the author with a link to your InterNations profile.

Your article should have the following:

  • A title
  • A beginning, a middle, and an end
  • A minimum word count of 500 words

Submission Topics

This is our topic in January 2022:

What did you learn from your move abroad?

Did your move abroad change you in ways you couldn’t have imagined or has your life stayed largely the same, except for the change of location? Tell us what you learned from your move abroad!

Moving to another country is not just a big organizational undertaking, it can also teach you many valuable lessons and show you what you are really capable of. Or maybe your new home abroad helped you understand what you truly value in life.

You can submit your article through this form: We have provided a rough format to make it easy for you to structure your article.

The deadline is Wednesday, 15 December 2021.


This is our topic in February 2022:

The Moment You Realized that You Had Finally Settled In Abroad

Whether it was gradual or one specific experience, most expats have a specific moment in which they realize that they finally feel fully at home abroad. Tell us about the moment that you realized you had finally fully settled in abroad!

After moving abroad, most expats struggle to feel fully at home in their host country for a while. But as time goes on and as you get to know the local culture and learn the local language, things will get easier. And one day, there will be that one specific moment when you realize that you have finally settled into your new life abroad!

You can submit your article through this form: We have provided a rough format to make it easy for you to structure your article.

The deadline is Saturday, 15 January 2022.


If we choose it for publication, we will get in touch with you within the following two months.

In case you have any questions in the meantime, check out our Terms & Conditions or get in touch with our editors of the Content & Communications Department via

Article Topics

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Suzanne Payne

"Dubai is such an overwhelming mixture of tradition and modernity that I was very grateful for all the support from other expats. "

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