Moving Abroad

Moving abroad is becoming more and more popular and has plenty of benefits such as travelling to new places, meeting new people and cultures. For some people, moving abroad is a necessity, while for others it’s a choice. People are more willing to relocate abroad for work, relationships or just a new adventure. In Europe, around 50 million people live outside their home countries for a better quality of life and living new experiences.

Things develop quickly, economies are changing and people become more courageous and fearless. For students, it has become a normal and natural thing to have at least one international experience, but now, young professionals are embracing this more and more as well. In the end, some settle in a whole new country for good, while others keep on wandering to new places all the time.


Why do people move abroad?
The reasons people move abroad differ from person to person, but we think these are the main ones:

  • Retiring to a warmer climate
  • Studies / employment
  • Expand horizons
  • Better quality of life
  • Warm sunny days have many health benefits


Benefits of moving abroad

Living abroad it’s not always a walk in the park. You will be away from your friends and family and might be going through difficult situations, but there are more benefits than disadvantages regarding moving abroad. Whether this is for a short period of time or a long period of time, there are some things that will change into your life.

Besides the advantages of having the opportunity to experience a new country and culture while travelling and meeting new people, as well as learning a new language, the most important aspects are reflected on you as an individual are the ones based on personal growth and professional development.


Personal growth 
During an experience abroad you will discover a new self and this will lead to a better understanding of your own person. According to a study made by AFS and the University of Essex, people who have lived abroad are less stressed and anxious and have a higher level of self-esteem. You gain more confidence due to the fact that you need to go out and meet and make friends, you have to get out of your comfort zone. According to the study, people who lived abroad are more satisfied with their life and happier.  The decision of moving abroad demonstrates independence, motivation, maturity, responsibility and the ability to take decisions and adapt to changes. The values you gained during your time spent in your home country will be improved and attached to the new ones you will be developing.