I can’t recommend going to work abroad enough. I think that people should experience at least a year or two away from everything that’s familiar and strike out overseas. Go and work abroad while you’re still free from responsibilities and ties. Go while you still have the verve to embrace all that is strange that life can offer us. If you’re not yet sold on it, let me give you the top five reasons why you should work abroad.
Money, Money, Money
Of course, money isn’t the only reason you’ve chosen to move abroad but it does play a huge part in the decision. Most jobs offered to overseas workers dangle big bucks as bait and with money behind you, a lot of options will open up for you that you couldn’t have had if you did not have that fallback. When you have a lot of choices to choose from, life gets easier. With enough years overseas and with your money wisely invested, you can even retire early!
Familiarity can be limiting. When you work abroad, you get exposed to situations that you would not have faced had you stayed back home. It’s easy to tell yourself what you would be doing when faced with a certain scenario. There is a difference though, between the you that you have in your mind versus the you that will respond to stimuli – more often than not you’ll be surprised by how adaptable and resilient you are.
See the World
It’s a cheap way to see the world if you’re being paid to do it. If your company gives you the chance to travel to other locations, seize it! Others can only scrimp and save just to be able to afford a plane ticket. Most overseas workers will have their flights and sometimes even accommodations paid for by their employers in exchange for a contract. The beauty of working abroad is you can look for another employer in a different country once your contract expires!
Learn About Others
The more that you learn about other cultures, the more that your world expands. When you work abroad, you will get exposed to people who come from different kinds of backgrounds. You will meet people whose beliefs are radically different from yours. There will be people with the same values, but a totally different way of life. If you have not encountered people different from you, it will be easy to judge them because they are unlike you. However, when you work abroad, you get to understand new points of view and learn about different cultures. Once you do that, you get to walk a bit in their shoes and you will have a greater understanding of different people.
Change for the Better
While being at home is a safe place, it can also be a barrier to you reaching your full potential. You want to expand and be your best self and this can’t be done without testing yourself; if you don’t reach out and find out what you’re capable of. One of the reasons why you should work abroad is to change for the better. To become a better you.
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