How to move abroad

How to move abroad

Expat Life Advice

Apr 25

Do you want to live overseas?

Of the many questions about moving and living overseas I have received over the years, this one stands out as the most asked…

“I want to move abroad. How do I do that?”

And my favourite version of this, the deliciously succinct…

“How do I expat?”

It seems that many people dream of living overseas but they don’t know where to start. So, I decided to put together a brand new, short ‘self-service’ programme to help answer that question for you. And to give you guidance on how to make expat life a reality for you.

Five days of vital information to help you make your living overseas dream come true

This 5-day programme will help you take those first steps to making your expatting dream a reality. I will give you solid steps you can take today in order to make your dreams come true – as long as you do the work! Obviously, I can’t make your decisions for you, but I can offer experience-based suggestions, recommendations, tools and tips to send you in the right direction.

It’s a ‘self-service’ programme, so you sign up and work through the units on a step-by-step basis. You will have access for 10 days, so you can spread out your project if you wish. But why wait?!

Over the 5 days I will go through the who, why, when, where and, crucially, the how of expatting, including the one key point that seems to be forgotten by many wannabe expats. The programme contains real advice and a heap of really useful resources that I’ve hand-picked for you to help you start your expat journey. You will gain a solid foundation on which to build your dream of living abroad, in just 5 days!

The reality of relocation

Did you know that almost half of all international assignments ‘fail’? Basically, this means people move overseas, but find life isn’t what they thought it would be, so they end up moving back home again after a couple of years. Let’s make sure that doesn’t happen to you! Most of these ‘failures’ can be traced back to a lack of realistic preparation. I’ll help you prepare realistically. Going into expat life with your eyes wide open gives you the best chance of living the fabulous life you’re dreaming about.

During my travels and online life, I have met far too many people who moved overseas with a serious lack of preparation and knowledge. Sugar-coating expat life doesn’t do anyone any favours at all. Yes, it’s an incredible and fabulous lifestyle, it really is. But I have seen too many bitterly disappointed people who just can’t hack it, as their expectations were coloured by the glossy experiences shared by on social media.

Social media and blogs rarely tell the whole story of expat life. Living abroad is not always as easy as many other expat websites and blogs may lead you to believe. I’m not saying it’s always hard, either, it’s not. It is brilliant! If you go with an open mind and prepare well. It just may not be what quite you expect.

Often when you get advice, you hear what other people think you should do – and that’s because it worked for them. It may not work for you in the same way. Your needs are different. You are different.

Being treated as an individual is crucial to your well-being. Everyone is different and every relocation is different. If you follow the crowd, doing ‘what all other expats do’, you’re not setting yourself up for your best, most satisfying and authentic life.

Which is why I make you do the work for your potential expatriation. I’ll guide you and advise you, but the detail and preparation are down to you.