So, you are traveling a lot! And you want to move to another country?! What are you doing then?
I’ve been traveling a few times in my life (more traveling coming soon), and I learned a few things. Every time, you are going to another country, there’s something different, than what you’re used to at home., Let’s say you are not going far from home, just the country next to yours, there is something different. Always!
People’s behaviour, the way they see life, how they treat you vs. how people in your country treat you, this is what I love about traveling, I get to know different cultures.
So, you are planning a trip soon, where? You always have to learn something about the country you’re visiting! When I first travelled, I had to adapt to their lifestyle. “How to”, became “right now”, haha, yes, because I had to adapt quickly to the country and people, rhythm, everything.
Here are my 4 tips to adapt quickly to another country
Leave your prejudices at home!
Stop everything! Yeah, don’t think that if in your country something is in one way, here will be the same.You have to adapt, don’t look at a person weird, just because, let’s say he/she dresses different from what your used with. That’s one of the many things I learned from the dutch people, they have an open mind. Always!
Learn about the country (Culture & Language)
Before you even buy your plane tickets, learn about the country, be prepared for what to expect. At least try, you will never be well prepared for another culture.
Get involved in local activities (carnivals, gym, etc.)
This is the easiest way to get to know the country and its people better. What better way to know them, than in their natural state and in a place in which they feel comfortable?!
Consider looking for a part-time job or an internship
As for getting to know the system in that country, when you’re moving you need to be an employee, student, or just go and do an internship. To learn how to adapt as an employee in that country and get to know their salary, tax laws and so on.
That way you also get to know employers and that can be in your interest!
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What are your tips for adapting to another country quickly?