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  • Rent in Munich is so discouraging
    by /u/DonkeyAggressive4420 on June 30, 2022 at 3:10 pm

    I found an IT position in Munich with a 3000 euros per month net salary. I thought I nailed a good job opportunity in a great city. But the first thing I keep hearing about Munich is that finding an apartment is mad difficult. I thought about using MrLodge, since I saw that it’s expensive, but still within my budget ( I saw apartments with rental costs around 1100 and 1200 euros per month ). But now I took a look and the cheapest apartment available starting from September is worth 1450 euros per month. Serviced apartments, offered by the relocation service are as much as expensive. I don’t want to spend half of my salary on that since I don’t know the country or the city yet and how much I will spend on food, clothes and basic stuff. I don’t have any friends there to stay with and I am starting to consider canceling moving there. It’s just so discouraging… I was wondering if It’s like that in most of the big cities? What about the rest of the world ? What about Dubai, and Abu Dhabi in the middle east for example? Singapore and Tokyo in Asia? Montreal and Toronto? Auckland? Are they as difficult to find a flat in Munich? submitted by /u/DonkeyAggressive4420 [link] [comments]

  • How to feel more comfortable speaking the language of your new country even when you know you’re bad at it?
    by /u/Witty-Permit1582 on June 30, 2022 at 3:09 pm

    So I’ve been learning the language for a year and a half already and i can definitely have a proper conversation now and I get by rather easily. But I’m still making a lot of mistakes, mispronouncing words or I’m simply not able to express myself the way i would like to. Because of all of this my self esteem is suffering, i feel like other people perceive me differently bcs of this and that i come across as dumb. I know I’m taking this way too seriously but i don’t know how to change my mindset. What was your experience while learning the new language? Do you have any tips on how to feel more comfortable and confident even tho you know your language skill isn’t the best? submitted by /u/Witty-Permit1582 [link] [comments]

  • For those who moved back to their home countries, how did you know when it was the right time?
    by /u/owlgal1985 on June 29, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    It’s common to consider moving back from time to time, but I am genuinely curious for those who moved back home, how did you it was the right time? How was it when you returned home? submitted by /u/owlgal1985 [link] [comments]

  • From British Columbia Canada. Buying a vacation home in Mexico.
    by /u/kallanah on June 29, 2022 at 12:17 am

    Buying a home in Mexico. We are a family of 4. Daughter is 9 and son is 6. We are looking to buy a vacation home that we can air bnb out while we are back home in Canada. We are having a very hard time deciding between either tulum, playa del Carmen, or Cabo. We have been to tulum and playa but never cabo but we know a lot of people that love cabo and own houses there. We have been to puerto Vallarta before but I have heard Cabo is much nicer. Please help me. Let me know what place you live or bought in or which area you like better and why 🙂 thank you!! submitted by /u/kallanah [link] [comments]

  • Is it possible to bring a brother to Italy?
    by /u/deffnotanalien on June 28, 2022 at 1:51 pm

    Hi does anyone know if it’s possible to bring a brother to italy to live? Wethere it’s through family reunification or maybe through a work contract?? Let me know please thank you! submitted by /u/deffnotanalien [link] [comments]

International Citizens Resources for International Citizens and Expatriates

  • How to Avoid & Overcome Trailing Spouse Syndrome
    by Kamela Dolinova on June 15, 2022 at 12:21 pm

    Even though going to live in a new country is exciting, expat depression can become an issue for anyone living in a new place. That includes family members of expats and in particular, spouses. If you’re living abroad with your spouse, use these tips to help them understand, overcome and avoid feelings of depression or The post How to Avoid & Overcome Trailing Spouse Syndrome appeared first on International Citizens.

  • How to Find Connections & Make Friends While Abroad
    by Sara Kettler on June 10, 2022 at 12:37 pm

    How to Make Friends While Abroad Are you heading overseas to begin a new life as a digital nomad? Or have you already landed, and now you’re trying to establish yourself as an expat overseas? Among your packing and preparations, you likely researched visas and the climate of your destination country. But you may not The post How to Find Connections & Make Friends While Abroad appeared first on International Citizens.

  • How to Maintain Sleep Hygiene While Living Abroad
    by Maddy Hay on May 18, 2022 at 1:30 pm

    Moving to a new country comes with many changes both anticipated and unanticipated. Some of those changes can have an impact on your sleep hygiene. Your sleep hygiene refers to the behaviors and environmental factors that affect the health and quality of your sleep patterns. You might experience a time change, new work or social The post How to Maintain Sleep Hygiene While Living Abroad appeared first on International Citizens.

  • How to Deal With Expat Depression
    by Kamela Dolinova on May 11, 2022 at 1:30 pm

    Depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders have been on the rise since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. But expats were at higher risk for depression than other people even before the pandemic. Leaving your country is a big step and can be an adventure, but it also can make you feel isolated and The post How to Deal With Expat Depression appeared first on International Citizens.

  • Top 15 Countries With Digital Nomad Visas
    by Emily Cotlier on May 4, 2022 at 1:30 pm

    Digital nomad visas are a new way to live and work remotely in a different country. Read on to discover how these visas help travelers to live and work abroad. Learn about the top digital nomad visa countries and find out where and how to apply for these countries’ digital nomad visas. Digital Nomad Visas The post Top 15 Countries With Digital Nomad Visas appeared first on International Citizens.

  • My Biggest Fear Is….
    by Richelle on November 5, 2021 at 11:36 am

    When people ask me why I moved abroad right after college, I’d always tell them that my biggest fear was waking up at 80 years old realizing that my life was almost over and I had never really done anything I wanted to do. The post My Biggest Fear Is…. appeared first on Adventures Around Asia.

  • The Freedom Life: November + December 2020
    by Richelle on January 21, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.  What I Was Up to in November and December So… it’s been a little while. Yes, I’m publishing this mid-way through January, and yes, I’m combining November and December, because these last 2.5 months have been CRAZY. From getting extremely sick to the point The post The Freedom Life: November + December 2020 appeared first on Adventures Around Asia.

  • FINALLY Learning Travel Hacking (With the Global Career: Travel Hacking Masterclass)
    by Richelle on December 18, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    I’ll be honest… Travel hacking was something I always felt like I should be doing, but I was completely intimidated by the entire process. Booking flights with points and miles, hotel and airline status reward programs, having multiple credit cards with different bonuses… Where do I even start??! The post FINALLY Learning Travel Hacking (With the Global Career: Travel Hacking Masterclass) appeared first on Adventures Around Asia.

  • 30 Perfect Gifts for Travelers (Who Can’t Travel Right Now) in 2020
    by Richelle on November 11, 2020 at 6:18 am

    Travelers can be some of the hardest people to shop for. How do you buy gifts for people who prioritize experiences over “things”? A few Christmases ago, I made the mistake of saying I wanted some candles for my apartment in China, and I ended up with no less than 8 candles as gifts. Trust me, trying to make weight with a bunch of perfumed glass bricks in my bag wasn’t easy. Whoopsies! The post 30 Perfect Gifts for Travelers (Who Can’t Travel Right Now) in 2020 appeared first on Adventures Around Asia.

  • The Freedom Life: October 2020
    by Richelle on November 4, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.  What I Was Up to This Month This October, Chris and I took a little trip to Merisi for our one-year wedding anniversary! Shortly after, we moved to a new apartment and signed a year-long lease!! While things have been going great here in The post The Freedom Life: October 2020 appeared first on Adventures Around Asia.