Get out there and start networking for yourself. Finding other expats can be a good place to start because it is usually easier to make friends with them, but really try and meet some locals and make friends that way too. Need some more tips on making friends abroad?
Try 5 ways to make friends when you move abroad. Have you moved abroad? What do you do to make a new place feel like home? Let me know! Sonja is a Kiwi who now lives in Scotland, after having lived in 5 other countries along the way. She shares her living abroad experiences and best tips to make your travel experiences the best they can be! You are so right. No matter where we have lived getting your own touches on your new place makes all the difference. I love decorating a new place! Hopefully your things arrive soon! Finding new cafes and restaurants is always fun too.
Sounds simple but it really is! And it is magical how quickly you become a local once you implement this strategies when traveling to a new place. Thanks for sharing Sonja. So important not to let this slide!
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There is always a moment after the excitement wears off where you go- shit! What have I done!! Haha definitely. For me, the most important thing is having people around you for support.
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Its so true that as an expats in a new country you really need to make some new friends! I love meetup! Needed this! Thank you! I know what you mean. Yes, I really do feel at home in Prague and very much a part of the expat community. I used to live in Bournemouth, but I feel like Prague feels more like my home than Bournemouth ever did.
If the breathtaking sceneries are not enough to convince you, maybe the fact that Prague is among the top 10 cities for expats in the world will. On a European level, Prague ranks second. There are plenty of career opportunities and expats are generally well-paid in Prague. This European gem is considered a fairy tale city, you can almost feel the magic in the air.
Prague is an ever-changing city, with something new to discover every day. You will find lots of tiny cafes with freshly served goodies you can enjoy during the day, as well as many places with live music and a good atmosphere during the night. If you haven't done that yet, here's another tip: after a long workday, you could relax at one of the beer spas in Prague yes, soaking in a tub of beer with fresh beer on tap that you can pour without getting out of the bath!
May 13, by Lavinia. Login to comment. From what i just read i would love to visit and work there. Seems interesting! I have been in Czech Republic for 5 months and Prague was the main reason for me to visit that beautiful country. Awesome article! Awesome and helpful article for people like me who would move in Czech Republic.
But if you live and work abroad then it is often a reality. Read this post. Rich in culture, soaked in sun and simply bursting with opportunities for language lovers, Portugal has much more to offer than you might think Maybe the lower cost of living means that they need to work less, and can spend more time with their family.
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Or maybe it has to do with not feeling like part of a rat race. Being able to spend their mental energy on other things that they value more. It could be for a million reasons, but ultimately there is one thing that comes across loud and clear:.
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There was a lot of variation in the tone of the way that this was expressed. On one hand, there were the people that were focusing on the healthy aspects of lifestyle: able to exercise more, be physically healthier, or the freedom to do the things that they wanted to do. Nearly all of the Typically these were the ones that focused less on activity, and more on being laid back or simply having lots of free time. It could be that the people that are really enjoying their experience are focusing on activities, and they feel engaged in living abroad.
It could be a total coincidence. Or this could be a total over-analysis. It was worded pretty consistently — that they felt that learning to speak a new language fluently was a major benefit to living abroad. This is, for the most part, fairly close to the baseline. The way that it was said was pretty consistent, and generally with enthusiasm. There was a high number of exclamation points employed. Maybe the people that focus on adapting, or that see it as a good thing, are happier with living abroad. This next section is interesting.
The expats were asked to give advice to help get the most out of living abroad. Keep an open mind, learn patience, learn the language if you can, be prepared to change a lot of your ingrained ideas on health, food, entertainment etc. Living overseas can bring excitement and challenges into your life that increase your happiness. Getting involved with and learning about other cultures and peoples is extremely rewarding. Realize that wherever you move, it will be different than where you came from.
Embrace the differences. The experience is unique to each individual. However, a positive set of mind and a good sense of humor are great companions during any change.
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You will never get the full benefit of a new place if you always compare it to your place of origin; embrace a place for what it is. Be open minded , take it as the biggest chance and challenge in your life. But hey: you can always go back so just try! Immerse yourself in your new world. Try to integrate in the society.
Embrace the new culture and people with open heart and mind — your stay abroad will be a lovely experience.
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