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How moving abroad has changed my life for the better

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More than a year ago, I left my safe space in my hometown of Copenhagen in Denmark and moved abroad to take a masters in journalism and communication in Sydney, Australia. It was by far the biggest decision of my life - and also the most terrifying! I clearly remember the strange feeling in my body at the airport before I jumped on the flight to Sydney. I w[...]

How to successfully settle in a new city

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"Let’s quit our jobs and set up a commune in South America!” exclaims one of my friends at a Sunday lunch in Bethnal Green in London. Over roast beef and red wine, someone raised the idea of a whole group of us leaving our settled lives and jobs in London to live together in a paradise elsewhere. An enthusiastic discussion ensued, with proclamations about[...]

How to Turn Into a Local when Traveling Solo

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As I sit in my beautiful bedroom in Krakow, I think about how I don’t ever want to leave. Before I moved to Krakow I had been traveling to Poland several times. The decision to make this city my new home as well as a relatively smooth transition from being a backpacker to becoming an expat wouldn’t have been possible if it hadn’t been for my attitude as a tr[...]

Successfully Moving Abroad: 5 Things to Think about

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Emigrating, moving abroad, leaving your hometown, family and friends for good is one of the hardest decisions to make, but can also be one of the biggest steps forward in your life. For the sake of this article I will assume that you have fallen in love on the road, so you've been to your new home at least once, and have not only visited touristy hot spots, [...]

What living in Sydney taught me about Freedom

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To my big surprise, cultural shock never hit me when I moved to Australia. Back in 2013, at the age of 28 I had the opportunity to move temporarily from my home country, Guatemala, to the cosmopolitan city of Sydney to study a master's degree for almost 2 years. Although I had traveled overseas by myself before, it was my first time actually living abroad. D[...]

I moved abroad to study - and this is how you can do it too

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Ever since I can remember, I wanted to move abroad. I wanted to learn new languages, see foreign countries and immerse myself in another culture. I didn't just want to travel, I wanted to live abroad. Fast forward a few years, and I have moved to Scotland in order to pursue postgraduate studies at the University of Glasgow. If you were to go back in time and[...]

Things you should know when moving to India

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Welcome to India. Now close your eyes and forget everything you thought you “just knew” about this place. Re-open your eyes. Take everything in, the entire sensory experience. India is a place that has no true description. Talking about it as a nation is great when you consider everyone standing to sing the national anthem, at the movie theater, or celebrati[...]

How I Moved Abroad and Fulfilled My Dreams

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When I was a kid, I was told that I could do anything, be anything, and try anything I wanted. It would take hard work and dedication, but when you put your mind to something, you can do it all. As a teenager, I was lucky enough to have two parents who lived an unconventional yet very traditional life. They were ex-reporters and editors turned college pro[...]

10 Things I Love about My Life in Japan

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Many people talk about the things travelers should know before going to Japan - what's polite to do or not, table manners, how to behave on the streets etc. What I'd like to share though, is what happens when you live there; the little things that make Japan Japan, that say: 'You are living in Japan, and this place feels like home to you.' For example, th[...]

How I Benefited From Living in A Non-English Speaking Country

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‘Come ti trovi qui?’ my beautician in Florence asked me, as she casually continued plucking at my brows. A look of what would soon become all-too-familiar-confusion began to cloud my eyes, and I suddenly realized that this was just the tip of the iceberg to understanding how little I knew of the Italian language. I had learnt how to say my name, to ask ho[...]

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