Ever since the presidential election in America picked up steam, many people have joked about moving to Canada if the ‘wrong’ person gets elected.
But seriously, have you thought about living in another country?
For many Americans, a brief vacation overseas or a semester abroad during college is the extent of their time spent outside their native country. As a thirty-something who has lived abroad in Europe and Asia for a total of 6 years, I know what’s necessary to successfully work, study, make friends, and learn to live in a foreign country. The benefits of living abroad are many and far-reaching, and I want to help others explore the idea of living abroad. We can act as informal ambassadors of our country, building bridges across languages, religions, and cultures.
Last week I published my Guide to Living Abroad on Amazon, which helps you approach living abroad in a holistic way, preparing you to reach your goals and have an enriching time. The e-book takes you from when you first have the idea, all the way through your return home with useful worksheets and flowcharts as well as anecdotes from my own time abroad. Some of the ideas covered in the book include:
- Is moving abroad the right idea for you? What can you do to prepare?
- What should you take care of before departing?
- What things will help ease the transition to your new home?
- What can you do to align your daily life abroad to your bigger picture goals?
- How can you ease your transition when you head home?
My e-book is available both for purchase and as a loan through Kindle Unlimited.