Monday, 14 September 2015

Living Abroad Is Not As Easy As Other People Think

Living abroad may seem a very big opportunity for many people. It actually is but it can also get a little disadvantage for many. Aside from the language barrier, there are also issues involving a different culture, tradition and customs that need to be adjusted with. A lot of expatriates and foreigners give up before fully adapting because of the communication issues and adjustment complaints.

Undoubtedly, expat life can be very exciting. The experiences and challenges of life abroad develop one as a person, teach new skills and enhance capabilities, create new meanings in life, and generally translate into valuable memories, which are worth remembering for many years ahead.

Thankfully, today’s modern age is providing more opportunities for broader communication options. This generation is indeed a borderless world as so many claims. What was once months of travel and seemingly impossible journey is now 15-hour plane ride away. Still, no real time chatting or any advanced invention of hologram can take the place of a real loved one.

One of the dark sides of an expat’s life is being lonely. Businessmen and workers leave homes to expand their opportunities in other countries. Students are being sent to foreign land mile away for a better future. The reality of repatriation turns out to be as not easy as expected.

Hundreds are being listed under the Peterson Group Bespoke Condominiums and Residences. The company provides keen and detailed home attributes for these expatriates according to their own specifications to help them ease loneliness brought by being in a foreign land. But no luxury apartment in the heart of the majestic Singapore, the busy city Jakarta, Indonesia, the vibrant Hong Kong or the rich Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia can fully exude the feeling of home.

Reviews has stated that for young people who are sent miles away in a foreign land, they may sometimes feel somewhat stuck in a limbo which makes them uncertain of either being there nor here.

This feeling is quite understandable given that for many, life in the host country is perceived as temporary, however as time passes ‘home’ in the native country becomes more distant. The main concern is that while being temporarily abroad, the lives of one’s peers, relatives and friends back home move on too: families get established, careers progress and house mortgages get paid. And even though equipped with new skills, experiences and prospects, at the moment of repatriation the recent traveller finds him/herself in a situation where a job needs to be found, new accommodation arranged, and social ties renewed.

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