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Build your network in advance

Build your network in advance

There is always a period of loneliness when you move. Planning before leaving will help with that:  Reach out to people you came in contact with while searching for jobs, contact your alumni office and ask for a list of people who live in your new city or join Facebook groups for expats living in your new home.

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MORE IDEAS FROM 3 Ways To Get Over Your Fear Of Living Abroad

Fear of moving abroad

Any decision as big as moving abroad is bound to spark fear: The timing will never feel perfect. It will always be hard to leave family and friends, and your career will always be in flux. 

But if you wait for your fears to somehow fade away, you might be waiting forever.

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Plan in advance

Careful planning can cancel out many of the common fears around moving abroad, including fears about your career or the fear of being lonely. 

The movie-like approach of "pick a place you think you might like, save money, buy a one-way ticket and hope that you will get a job once you are there" might not work for you if you are held out by fears.

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Be realistic

There is always a chance that moving abroad won't work out as you imagined.

Realize that this won't be the end of the world. You can always go back home, or you can always move to another city or country. This is not your only shot, and if you decide your new home isn't for you, it's perfectly okay to reconsider.

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Preparing Yourself Before Moving
  1. Research the country thoroughly such as the health and safety aspects and not just the price of a cup of coffee
  2. Be extremely keen on your finances and establish any possible expenses you will make and include ex-pat tax implications
  3. Get a job upfront or have an amount prepared to support yourself in any case scenario
  4. Be thorough when looking for local housing and search for good neighborhoods
  5. Gear up for budget relocation costs whether you're covered by your company or not

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Renting Out Your Property in The UK
  • Decide on how you wish your property to be managed. If you decide to let an agent handle your property, it's pretty common for them to take care of all the elements for about 10-15% of the rental income.
  • Make considerations on the taxes. Ensure that the HMRC is aware of your intentions and apply for the non-resident landlord scheme.
  • Find a suitable ex-pat landlord insurance that will cover you and your property including contents, damages, and any legal fees.
  • For mortgages, inform your provider.

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Moving To A Different Country

Travelling to a new country is a highly disruptive, educative experience, with discoveries and adventure every day: New kinds of food, people, places, customs and cultures.

It is a fantasy of a lot of people to pack their bags and just go somewhere abroad, starting a fresh, new life. The ‘experience economy’ trend (before the pandemic hit the planet) has had the younger generation spending good money on travelling and exploring, instead of buying expensive stuff.

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