Reasons why you should move abroad!

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Published 2019-11-15 10:27

Do you want to be an expat? Are you still on the fence about moving to a new country and away from family? Moving abroad can be intimidating because it would mean uprooting the life you have at home and heading off to somewhere completely unknown. It can make anyone anxious but here’s the good news: The feeling goes away and once you have settled down the pros outweigh the cons. Here are some reasons why you should take the leap.

Do you want to be an expat? Are you still on the fence about moving to a new country and away from family? Moving abroad can be intimidating because it would mean uprooting the life you have at home and heading off to somewhere completely unknown. It can make anyone anxious but here’s the good news: The feeling goes away and once you have settled down the pros outweigh the cons. Here are some reasons why you should take the leap.

Saying yes to a new adventure

Open your mind and heart to a world of adventure. A new country means a new life, new friends and a new job. It’s an exciting opportunity to start a new life and explore a new place that you will call home.

Better job opportunities

More often than not, expats decide to move because of better opportunities compared to those available at home. Some countries offer excellent pay packages and other perks that draw expats to moving such as excellent accommodation benefits, healthcare and other allowances. 

 A chance to experience different cultures

The most exciting part of being an expat especially in a melting pot city is the chance to mingle with people from different countries. This multicultural work environment will open your mind to diversity and will change your perspective on how you see people and the world.

For families, raising third culture kids

A Third Culture Kid is a child that has grown up with a third culture, his host country. A child will be more open to diversity and will have the chance to make friends with children from all walks of life. Another perk is learning a new language! 

Freedom from the confines of your home country

Adventurous people often feel trapped in their home country because feel like the world needs to be explored. Living as an expat gives that opportunity to see the world and explore beyond home. It really is a win-win situation once you get over being homesick.

Personal growth and maturity

A lot of expats feel that they have grown since deciding to move away from home. This is because you will learn to rely on yourself and live independently. Compared to being at home with family and friends you have known all your life, testing the new waters by yourself is exhilarating and will teach you how to navigate the world on your own. 

Professional growth

As mentioned earlier, job opportunities are sometimes better abroad. This will help you grow professionally and climb up the career ladder quicker compared to if you stay home and settle for a mediocre job. 

Experience exceptional quality of living

A lot of expat destinations welcome people from all over the world. This makes these cities world class and expats get to enjoy that quality of life that is offered to them. 

Make expat friends

It is exciting to know people from your home country and it is also exciting to meet fellow expat friends. Connect and share expat experiences and you will feel less homesick. 

Opportunity to try new things

Being an expat means continuously learning and experiencing new things. It is practically an endless adventure because there are always new things to try whether it is by going on culinary adventures, trying out new attractions or traveling to a different part of your host country… It is just simply amazing. 

It is not always easy to decide to leave your comfort zone. But if you are feeling stuck or do not feel like you are growing anymore, moving to a new country and living as an expat is your chance to explore the world.