Sometimes we crave this in order to finally push our limits and leave our comfort zone, sometimes we perceive travel as the definition of real freedom and sometimes we feel the need to explore new cultures, meet new people and challenge ourselves by considering all those different ways of thinking. And then sometimes, we manage to see beyond tomorrow and realize the benefits living abroad has in terms of professional experience.
Living abroad doesn’t just give you that international experience in terms of knowledge and practices that are so highly valued nowadays, but also the possibility of learning a new language and facing situations you might otherwise never face and that certainly gives you an amazing advantage in this very competitive environment.
Living abroad really helps you grow up! Becoming independent is great and it’s fun but as all in life, it has its disadvantages – not getting constant parental support, having to pay your own bills and sometimes, unfortunately, feeling slightly homesick. It is very important to immediately start meeting new people, integrating into the new culture and having a circle of friends to help you feel at home. And most importantly, remember that everything is an experience and there is so much more to win than to lose! In order to be successful you have to pass the bumps on the road and only then will the professional and personal development come. Do read more about How to Cure Homesickness.
Every new start is a second chance to rediscover yourself and then to show the world that real you, and you are allowed to mature and change. Nobody says beginnings are easy, in any field of life, but gradually this constant excitement becomes addictive and it’s never easy to going back home afterward. And as you return, you’ll notice that you’ve changed while many of your friends remain the same for years and while both are acceptable, growing is always an advantage.
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