Have you considered being an expat? Are you an expat? Or are you just interested in what expats are up to? There’s a lot of of different reasons one might choose to be an expat, for love, for their career, for money, for their experience, to be able to travel more. Whatever the reason you’re curious, there can be a lot of benefits to being an expat including getting to enjoy a different culture, learning a lot about yourself and pushing yourself out of your comfort zone.
There are a lot of expats around the world and it can be quite interested to read about other people’s motivations for becoming an expat. I know some friends who have become expats in order to land high paying teaching jobs in Asian countries such as South Korea, while others have moved to Australia to chase the mining jobs when the recession began. I saw this great infographic which deals with the places UK expats go, why they go and how long for. If you’re considering the move yourself, or already an expat and considering the move home, why not check it out? You might learn something about what motivates expats.
Being an expat can be a lot of fun once you get past all the issues in the beginning, such as moving your furniture and clothes overseas, figuring out how to send money abroad and making a routine for staying in touch with friends and family back home. The hassles are worth all that you’ll gain from your international move.