Moving to a brand new country is both exciting and challenging, and often a once in a lifetime opportunity. Whether you’re moving for a new job, to study or simply to experience a different culture, moving overseas is an incredible adventure. Below, we share our top tips on moving to a new country to ensure that your move goes smoothly and you settle in as quickly as possible.
Secure a job beforehand
Searching for a job when you move to a new country can be difficult. While it is of course possible to find a job while you’re out there, securing employment beforehand can make things easier and put your mind at ease. There are lots of easy ways to secure a job in a different country – from posting on job boards to contacting international recruiters.
Do your research
Before you move to a new country, it’s important to do your research. From looking up transport systems to reading reviews on local restaurants and attractions, getting a feel for the area you’re moving to is a wise idea. While it’s fun to turn up somewhere and explore, having an idea of what’s in the area and how you’re going to get around can make you feel more prepared for the move.
Take some home comforts
Taking some home comforts with you to a new country can help you feel more settled. Whether it’s your childhood teddy, your favourite piece of artwork, a special pillow or the mug that you drink your coffee from each morning, taking a few familiar home comforts will make you feel more at home.
Tie up loose ends before you leave
When you finally make the big move, the last thing you want is to be called up or chased about old utility bills, bank statements, subscriptions or previous jobs. Before you go, take the time to tie up all loose ends – notify the bank that you’re moving abroad, let utility providers know and cancel any subscriptions that you have.
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