Friday, 1 June 2012

What are your top expat worries?


Moving abroad, whether for the first time or the fourteenth time, can be a stressful and hectic time for many people. Getting the logistics right, sorting out accommodation, notifying friends and setting up bank accounts… the list can be endless.

Source: McBunny

What’s on your list? 

Expat Explorer is reaching out to expats to find out what is at the top of the worry list – are you worried about cultural adaptation, fitting in with the local community or new work place? Or are you more concerned about the day-to-day living, getting around in your new hometown or furnishing your new home?

For expat parents, you may have a different set of worries and concerns to couples or single person moving abroad – perhaps find the right school for the children and concerns about their safety and whether they enjoy life in their new home?

Over the coming weeks we’ll be putting together a list of top expat worries – so have your say! Leave a comment in the box below or on Twitter.

Expat Explorer returns for another year – bigger and better than before! If you want to have a say in what it’s really like to live abroad and share your expat experiences with others, then click here to fill in the Expat Explorer survey for 2012.

5 comments:

  1. As long as the school is sorted and we have somewhere to live, I am ready to go. The rest usually falls into place as and when.

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  2. Fitting in and finding decent friends you can trust.

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  3. My list of expat worries http://expatbabyadventures.com/2012/06/01/worries/

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  4. I worry about parents' health back home and not being able to get home if anything happens

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  5. Forming a new social life! Especially when you can't really be close friends with your staff as you have to maintain that professional boundary with them.

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