While starting a new adventure in a strange and exotic land is very exciting, it can also be a little daunting depending on any number of aspects including (among others);
- Your familiarity with the language
- Your familiarity with the culture
- The size of the company you (or your partner) work for
- Personal safety within the new country
- Support from employers in getting settled in
Also, while it is great to set of with intentions of assimilating into the local culture, hanging out with new found native friends and becoming a part of the local community you have found yourself in, it can be difficult getting yourself settled in and through the bureaucracy of settling into a new country. For this reason I would recommend having some sort of expat community to fall back on for advice and assistance as needed. Internations is a global community of like minded people where you can meet fellow expats in your new country or city, attend expat events and even check out the online marketplace, job board and other forums for your local expat community.
Basic membership is FREE and there is a premium option which gives you more benefits. To be honest I have been a free member for the past 3 years and have found that it suits my needs, although I haven’t attended any events as yet, but I have met fellow expats and used the forums to find answers to some of my questions.
Click the link below to be taken to the Sign Up page.