Moving Overseas? Be Sure You Take The Following Into Consideration
Every now and again, we’re all prone to looking around our immediate surroundings and thinking, I wonder if there’s more out there? And moving to the nearest big city or across states isn’t the solution for, nope! You’re looking international, to the glitz and glamor and outright oddness of life in a foreign country. But could you do it? Here’s some of the things you’ll have to keep in mind before deciding to take the plunge!
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Yeah, before you get to dreaming of all those fancy cocktails you’ll be drinking in an exotic location, you’ll have to figure out…if you’ll even be able to order the drink in the first place! Obviously, knowing a foreign language makes it easier to decide where you should go (speak French? Maybe lean towards France…). If you don’t, then Canada, the UK, and Australia are among the most desirable English speaking countries. The other option is to wing it, for lack of a better phrase. Many popular international destinations cater for English speakers and you can always try and pick up the language when you’re there!
Keeping it Legal
Of course, it’s not like you can just turn up at any international country and expect to live there. There is a process to these things. Fortunately, the process for you is considerable more straightforward for you than it is for citizens of other countries. Still, make sure you thoroughly research any visas you might need; nothing is worse than being forced to leave a place you’ve grown to love due to an oversight.
When you’ve decided somewhere to live, it’s time to get down to the nitty gritty details of moving abroad. It doesn’t have to be as complicated as it first sounds, though. You can use moving companies to take your belongings from A to B. You can also use holiday letting sites to have some accommodation when you first arrive; it’s easier to find a longer term place once you’re on the ground and can investigate the areas you might like to live – get a place for a month or so or until you know you know for sure where you want to be!
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Long Term Plan
When moving overseas, it’s good to have an idea about how long you’ll actually be living there. If it’s “I’m leaving and never coming back” kind of arrangement, then you’ll want to consider selling any assets you have at home, closing bank accounts; getting all your affairs in order, basically. Most people don’t do this though. They can go for 3-5 years and then move back.
…Throwing Yourself Into It
Ultimately, it’s all about throwing yourself into it and moving forward with confidence! Moving overseas is an exciting adventure that can’t be replicated by any other experience, so really enjoy it. You’ll likely return home one day, and when you do you’ll be able to look back at that wild, adventurous time you had living in a foreign country – and all the trials and tribulations you overcame to make it a success!