Deciding to become an expat can be one of the most dizzying decisions a person can make. While an expat lifestyle is certainly exciting and rewarding, leaving the comfort of familiarity of your home country can be overwhelming. You may find yourself flooded with a myriad of pressing questions and uncertainties that you would like answers and clarity to. The experts of the expat life can help shed some light on the complexities of uprooting your life to live in a new country.
What is an Expat?
An expat is an individual who is passionate about travel, new experiences, and living life to the fullest. With these traits, an expat is someone who is willing to combine all of their passions into a plan of action that will ultimately manifests into a lifestyle. With the help of e-Book “The Expert Expat” you can begin to start the planning process with the most pressing questions answered for you as to help reduce any anxiety one may feel as they begin to plan the expat lifestyle.
Tips for Moving internationally
The first step for a successful move abroad is to ask yourself some questions and define your goals. What are you setting out to venture? Are you moving for a new job, experiences, adventures, family? Once you have a clear idea of what you’re setting out for you can begin to consider the following before setting off to foreign lands:
Unfortunately, the world runs on currency. Money will matter no matter where you go. Many Americans decide to move to other countries because the cost of living happens to be significantly less expensive. However, if it is your employment that is the reason that you’re relocating you will want to factor in the exchange rate in your destination country.
It might be important to look into education if you’re planning on going back to school, have children, or just want have information stored for future reference. For some, access to education is a make-or-break factor when deciding where to relocation internationally.
Visa and Work Statutes
It likely isn’t wrongful to assume that most people need to work to live their life. If you’re an expat you’re going to want to be able to have cash and money for basic amenities, but also so that you can get the most of your expat lifestyle. After you’ve done some research about employment opportunities and before you decide that a destination is where you’re going to move it will be very important to research visa requirements and work permit guidelines for your destination of choice.
A life abroad can be truly exhilarating for the mind, body, and spirit, but there is also a lot of stress involved. To learn about which cities are currently top ranked for an expat lifestyle, tips about getting there, and how AIF can help you with your international move and planning. If this appeals to you please download our FREE helpful and resourceful e-book, “The Expert Expat.”