You know you're an expat when...
15 April 2022| Last updated on 15 April 2022
Being an expat comes with a lot of new exciting things. Exploring new cultures, making new friends and advancing your career are all great benefits of living life abroad. However, it doesn’t come without some challenges.
There are some experiences you know every expat goes through, so here are some from fellow expats that we’re sure you’ll find relatable!
You know when you're an expat when...
4. Finding your comfort food can be hard!
You'll have to search up and down for restaurants and markets that offer food and other products that reminds you of home. Oftentimes, you might have no other choice than to order it online.
6. Making new friends abroad can be difficult.
Adjusting to expat life can be tough, and making expat or local friends can be a bit harder. Expats have a tendency to be transient, thus the amount of time you might spend in one place might not be enough to form life-long friendships.
There's also the language barrier to consider, which can make expat life quite isolating at times.
8. Adjusting to a new business culture can be a headache.
As a foreign expat, chances are that local businesses aren't used to your style of working.
Instead of remaining fixed on your work style, we recommend learning to be flexible, have an open mind, and don't be afraid to ask for tips from local colleagues to help you make appropriate decisions at work.