Have you ever travelled somewhere on vacation and thought, “I’d love to live here”? For most people dreams like that are just a whimsy, a fantasy, because they have homes, family and work elsewhere. But what if you actually decided to move there?
Wouldn’t it be fun if you could turn a great travel abroad into a dream come true. In the movie ‘Under the Tuscan Sun,’ the female protagonist goes on a trip to Tuscany and ends up buying a villa. Her dreams has some snags along the way, but in the end it’s a dream come true. The movie makes it look so easy, but is it?
There are some very important things you need to consider before moving abroad, no matter the reason.
Take Some Time To Learn The Culture
You need to know a little something about where you are planning to move to. While immersion therapy can seem like an adventure, you don’t want to be ordering something off a menu at a restaurant and find out you’re getting monkey brains.
Take a moment to get to know the culture too. You don’t want to be shunned or get in trouble for doing something that isn’t allowed there. Too many movies have portrayed people going to prison overseas for some little misunderstanding that could have easily been avoided.
Where Are You Going To Live?
While you may be able to stay in a hostel when you first get where you are going, that isn’t an ideal or permanent living situation. Do you have the money to rent a place, buy a place? How will you have income to pay the rent and feed yourself? These things are very important to consider before moving. You don’t want to end up in a strange country with no money and no friends and not even a rough over your head
There Is Some Paperwork Involved
A passport may be the only thing you need in order to visit another country, but it’s the least of things you’ll need in order to move to one. If you are moving for a job you’ll need different paperwork than you will if you are moving for pleasure.
There are waivers and documents needed, meaning you will need to have a lawyer to keep it all straight. Plus, if you decide that you want to (or if it’s a requirement) become a citizen of your new country, you’ll have even more to deal with.
These are all important things to take into consideration before following your whim and moving overseas. Are you ready for all of the paperwork involved? Are you ready to leave your friends behind? You may also want to take the time to look into the laws where you want to move as well as available employment.
Then, if it’s still your dream come true, do it!