Living Abroad: Shared Stories

In this space, you will find content from other Expats whom I met while traveling. 

As Expats, we all had many experiences. Some were great, others not so good. I’m interested in the ongoing character/perceptual changes we undergo/make as we travel.

Change often comes as result of encountering challenges and overcoming them.

These can be anything from difficulties caused by the language barrier, a dfference in work environment, cultural concepts, etc. Trust me, living abroad has it’s share of challenges just like everything else. Whether we win or lose, there’s always a takeaway.

What do I aim to accomplish in doing this?

Well, it’s simple really. I want to show the realities of Expat life are, on a personal level. I’ll try to include people who have been abroad for several years and who are based in different countries. I’ll also try my best to include people who didn’t do well abroad and couldn’t overcome some of the difficulties they encountered, ultimately causing the to abandon their decisions.

I will look to answer qusetions such as what drove them to consider life abroad, leaving friends and family; I’ll ask them to elaborate on their individual process of assimilating in a foreign culture; and I will ask questions about finding work abroad.

Each Wednesday, I will share someone else’s story.

If you’d like to contribute by sharing your own story, feel free to contact me.

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