There’s no doubt about it, life as an expatriate in any foreign country can be a scary thing! Sure, there are certain things you go in expecting to be different, like the food, the spoken language and the culture. Other things, however can take you completely by surprise, depending on how prepared you are. Simple activities you might have taken for granted back at home, for instance, taking the bus, finding health insurance or going to the grocery store might be a completely different experience in a foreign country. Another thing you might take for granted living at home – knowing who to call in the case of an emergency. Do you know where your country’s consulate or embassy is located or how to get in touch with them? While it’s virtually impossible to think up every possible scenario that could arise while living overseas, by doing a little bit of research you will arrive that much better prepared.
At BRIC Language Systems, we want your transition as an expat to be as seamless and smooth as possible, so we’ve compiled a list with some helpful information and resources to make it easier for you. While not meant to be an exhaustive list by any means, these resources make for a great jumping off point. We recommend doing your own research and using our list of expat resources and information as a supplement. If you’re relocating for work, we recommend speaking with your company as they likely have some useful information and valuable contacts.
If you think of something that we’re missing or have any questions about anything on this list, feel free to contact us.