In my previous article, we share the disadvantages of living abroad and what you should be aware of. However, living abroad brings lots of positive changes, and there are many reasons that you should do it.
Here are five reasons why you should live abroad.
1. Understand more about yourself
Moving to a foreign country is a life-changing experience.
You will have to learn a new language, make new friends, and realize the truth that you have to start your life again.
These experiences will reveal who you are when facing these situations. Are you an introvert or extrovert person? Are you tidy or messy?
Can you easily make friends? How long does it take you to have a basic conversation with the locals in their mother tongue?
The only way to find out is to live abroad.
2. Become mature and more independent
One of the few experiences that make people grow quickly is living in a different environment.
If you still live in the same area, the same country, you won’t have much difficulty communicating with new people, learning about the new place’s culture. Also, you can still receive bits of help materially and physically from your family.
However, when living abroad, you mostly rely on yourselves.
Even if you’re fortunate to live with acquaintances or in a familiar community, there will be decisions you have to make and the barriers of language, culture, and ethnicity you have to overcome on your own.
3. Become more open
Moving to a new country means meeting different people and explore new cultures.
You’ll also be more open about learning and accepting different values. For example, in Vietnam, it isn’t polite to make sounds when eating noodles. However, in Japan, it’s a way to show your appreciation for the chef’s skills.
Also, you will know how to broaden your mind when dealing with people who sometimes think the opposite.
4. Learn new things about your host country
It can be language, culture, or simple cooking style.