Life as an Expat, Living in Korea

23 Times Your Expat Life Was Like An Episode of Friends


That time when you didn’t know what to do after college,

so you decided to live and work abroad:

That time when you moved into your new apartment single-handedly, but still thought: PIVOT!

That time when you met a native whose “English name” was a random compilation of words:

That time when you made your first native friend and couldn’t wait to go tell someone:

That time when you accidentally called a friend or coworker by the wrong name:

That time when all your coworkers started celebrating or clapping,

and you did too without knowing why:

That time when you ate way too much local food and totally didn’t care:

That time when your thirst for adventure and homesickness

gave you a love-hate relationship with your expat life:

That time when you denied how overwhelmed you were by culture shock:

That time when your non-English speaking neighbor asked you to “keep it down:”

That time when you almost adopted one of the strays around your apartment:

That time when a native completely violated your personal space bubble:

That time when you tried a new hairstyle in order to fit in more:

That time when you bonded with a fellow expat about all the things you like about your new country, as well as all the things that drive you nuts:

That time when a native complimented you on your foreign language skills:

That time when your dating life came to a screeching halt:

That time when you tried to flirt with a native:

That time when the native actually flirted back:

That time when your friends from home brought you up to speed on the latest gossip:

That time when those same friends ate your favorite meal while Skyping with you:

That time when you got a care package

and your expat friends pleaded for a bite of Kraft Mac N Cheese:

That time when you learned a new phrase that made your daily life SO much easier:

That time when you thought how glad you were to be living a life of adventure and travel:


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