Have you ever thought about moving overseas? The thought of leaving your convenience and safety at home for a completely new country can be a bit scary, and you don’t really know what’s to come. Whether you are moving alone or with your family, you’re about to face a huge change. However, moving overseas can be the best choice you will ever make. Moving abroad comes with so many opportunities and experiences, and we will tell you a few reasons why you should try living overseas at least once in your lifetime.
We are not saying that it’s easy to move abroad, it’s not. You will need to step out of your comfort zone and leave everything that you have behind. But we can tell you that the experiences will make everything worth it. Not many people regret moving abroad, but many people regret not doing it.
You will gain a better understanding of the world
Depending on where you are moving, you might have the opportunity to learn a new language. You will also try things you probably would never have tried at home, maybe because you want to meet new people and make new friends. You will meet a lot of people and soon you will notice that you have friends who live all over the world.
Getting to see other places usually get people thinking about their home country in a different way. You might realise how good certain things are back home, things you took for granted, and you start to appreciate your own country even more. You might also notice some great things about the new country that aren’t as good in your native country. By experiencing these differences, you will gain a better understanding of the world.
Getting to know the country and the culture
By moving to another country, you will have time to travel around and explore more of the country compared to if you go there on a holiday. You will also have the chance to experience a culture that is different to your own, and learn a new way of living by seeing how the different attitudes reflect the peoples’ lives.
When looking back on when you first moved abroad, you will notice how much you have achieved since you moved. Being able to adjust to a new culture, making new friends, finding a place to live, and maybe even finding a job. These are things that require a lot of courage, good self-awareness and patience.
You will be challenged, and you will grow
When moving abroad, you will be dealing with challenges on a daily basis and you will learn how to tackle them. This will make you learn more about yourself than you would ever have realised. You will learn what’s important to you, and you will build your self-actualisation.
If you are moving at a young age, these might be challenges you would have never faced before. Dealing with these kinds of problems in a foreign country can be really challenging, but it will make you so much more confident and self-aware.
Boost your CV
The job market is as competitive as it has ever been. By saying that you have lived abroad, you may have a big advantage over other people applying for the same role.
Easier to travel
Almost anywhere you go, you will notice that it’s a lot easier to travel than it was when you lived in New Zealand. If you move to Europe for example, you can be in another country in less than an hour, and you can fly across the whole of Europe within a few hours.
Being a foreigner makes you more attractive
With a different background and culture, you will capture people’s attention as people think it’s interesting with something that stands out from the rest. You can tell them stories about your country and culture, and about your experiences.
If you’re moving alone, you will become closer to your friends and family back home
You will notice that the friendship with some people have only been a friendship because you’ve been in constant interaction the whole time. When this is no longer possible, the friendship will fade out and you will no longer be a part of each other’s lives. However, some friendships will only strengthen over time. Some people will actually try to stay in touch with you, and you will realise who your real friends are.
If you are close to your family, you will find yourself relying on them a lot when you move abroad. They will be your support when you’re feeling lonely and when you face setbacks. They will also be the first ones to hear your news. You will build an even stronger relationship and you will gain a better appreciation of what you left behind.
Moving abroad with your family
If you’re moving abroad with your family, the entire family will be surrounded by strangers, and your children will learn how to communicate and adapt to the new culture. Your children are also more likely to become multilingual, as you are able to introduce them to another language. Having to adapt to new surroundings, meet new people and overcome all sorts of obstacles, will make your child become more mature at an early age.
As you can see, there are many reasons why you should move abroad at least once in your lifetime. It might be scary, but it will most likely be worth it. However, moving comes with a few challenges, such as packing all your stuff and getting your stuff to your new place. But no worries, World Moving is there to help you. Our team of international movers are relocation experts and with our packing services we will sort everything for you. We can pack and unpack your items, and we also offer storage and shipping services. If you need help moving, request a quote and our packers and movers will help you in the best way possible. For queries and further information, contact us today.