3 Things To Bear In Mind When Moving Overseas

Key considerations

  1. Career Opportunities
  2. Healthcare
  3. Language

You guessed it…… all 3 of the above are of vital importance. In reality there are far more than just 3 things to bear in mind when moving overseas, but these 3 are very high on the list of things to give some serious thought to, prior to relocating.

Career opportunities

Unless you have a secret money printing machine stashed in your garage, which you are planning to taking with you when you move (remember to switch the currency) you will probably need to sort out some form of income stream when you arrive in your new home.

With this in mind, you will be wise to conduct some research into the career opportunities available to you, prior to committing to an overseas relocation. It may be that your current employer has an overseas presence and you have arranged to continue your current career in a new location. If this is the case, be sure to draw on all your companies resources to take the stress out of your transition.

Alternatively you may have your own business, which can be ran from anywhere, so long as you have a reliable internet connection. Whatever your circumstances, invest the time to scope out exactly how you will bring in a monthly revenue in your new room, so that your move does not become unnecessarily stressful.

Healthcare

Though it receives a lot of bad press at times, we are truly blessed to have such a comprehensive national health service here in the UK. Do not make the mistake of presuming such a service exists in the country you are planning on moving to.

It is essential that you research the health care services that will be available to you and presuming they are not free, you must work out how much they will cost you on a monthly basis, so that you can budget effectively.

Language

We are extremely fortunate here in the UK, to have grown up speaking English. You will be able to go to most countries in the world and have a conversation with the locals in English but it is essential that you do not presume this will be the case in the country you are planning to relocate to.

In order to fully immerse yourself into the culture of your new home, it may well be necessary to speak the first language of that country. Think of this as a challenge to be embraced. There are few more rewarding things in life than mastering a new language and depending on when you are planning to move overseas, you will want to give yourself plenty of time to master the basics of the language before you move.

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