• 28 Feb

    2014

    Five things they won’t tell you about moving abroad

    Posted by Stephen Whitfield

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    At Medibroker we speak to expats all over the world every day; and while everybody is aware of the advantages living abroad offers, the downsides are often brushed under the carpet. Emigrating can improve your cultural awareness, your standard of living and even your job prospects but there are a few things that seasoned expats would warn newbies about. Here, Medibroker spoke to expat Norman about the things he wish he had known before he set sail.

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    1) You will eat lots of humble pie as you stumble around in your new surroundings learning things that every five year old native already knows.

    2) Moving abroad confronts you with the fact that there are millions of really poor people in the world, but they tend to complain much less than we who are, comparatively speaking, affluent.

    3) Moving abroad can crack your pride in the superiority of your own culture. You may even learn something from other people and cultures.

    4) Moving abroad can be very mentally straining as you try to wrap your head around a new way of life, which can cause you to get really angry or depressed.

    5) Moving abroad may put strain on your relationship with your partner, or be really hard on your children. If you hang in there and work your way through the pain, you and your family will benefit enormously.

     

    By Norman Viss from Everyday Expat Support Center

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    Don't let these things put you off! If you are considering a move abroad, it's vital you ensure you have the best health insurance for your needs. Contact Medibroker for a free quote today.

    Call +44 (0) 191 270 3034 or email customer.service@medibroker.com

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