Considering moving abroad? Already relocated to another country?
Packing up and moving abroad is not a decision to be taken lightly. For many expats, living abroad is a big adventure that sometimes comes after years of researching, planning and dreaming of living elsewhere. For others, it is because of a job transfer or new job opportunity. Whether it is because they are in search of something new or following their career path, living the expat life isn’t always glamorous and can be a lot of work.
There are many things to be considered before making such a big move, including:
How will you earn money? Where will you live? Can you speak or easily learn the language and culture? What will you do with your personal belongings? Will you need a visa?
What will happen if you become sick or injured?
Some countries have a great public healthcare system, others certainly don’t. Even if you are a EU citizen relocating inside the E.U., the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) can only guarantee the transfer of your home country benefits, not the level of medical services received abroad.