5 Things That Will Change After You’ve Lived Abroad

5 Things That Will Change After You’ve Lived Abroad

October 11, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


Today we’ll have a look at five things that will never be the same once you’ve lived abroad As every seasoned traveller knows, once you have lived abroad, your outlook on life will change drastically. As enriching as living abroad is, some things will just never be the same. You cannot live like a tourist anymore After you have lived abroad and returned home, visiting a new country on a surface level becomes impossible. All you want to do is immerse yourself into a culture and find the best local hideouts, instead of trudging along the beaten path. Oh how you wish you could go back to a simpler time … the problems of a global citizen! You cannot fit in your old clothes One of the joys of living abroad is the delicious and exciting cuisine you get to sample during your stay. Unfortunately this also means you pack on some happiness weight from all the food you eat. But don’t worry, your clothes might be tighter but becoming a culinary conoisseurand gourmet cook was well worth it, don’t you think? You have too many friends to visit all around the world Of course making friends abroad is a good thing, but how are you going to afford visiting them after going home? There never seems to be enough time and money for all of your beloved friends. But look at it from this side; You will never have to pay for a hotel again because you will always have a couch or guest room waiting for you when you visit your friends abroad. You cannot help to bring positive change to your country The all-organic supermarket you saw while studying abroad? The exciting charity project you were part of? How great would it be to establish something like this in your own country! Studying abroad changes how you see your own country and while you might discover some faults, you are now equipped with the skills and knowledge to bring innovation back home. You cannot unpack your suitcase, always ready for the next challenge Once you’ve caught the travel bug you have it for life. As soon as you return home from living abroad you are already planning your next adventure and thinking about where new challenges will take you. Settling down is not an option for you anymore. Congratulations and welcome to the club of the restless for a lifelong membership. Whether you are a veteran traveller or it’s your first time in a new country, studying abroad comes with its own danger, namely, being a forever changed person. In the end, however, we can agree, that despite things never beeing the same, we would all do it over again. Join our club of the restless and experience the adventure of studying abroad Trouble choosing which city is right for you? Check out our ranking where we had a look at the best student cities in the world at TopUniversities.com