I always say that living abroad and starting a new life from scratch, in a new place away from home, feels a lot like being born again. Except this time you may have to let go of some of your old beliefs about life and the world itself.
But how exactly is living abroad like being born again, you ask? Well, for starters:
1. You’ll have to learn how to speak a new language.
And isn’t that what babies do for the first years of their lives? Spoiler alert: Since you don’t have a baby’s brain anymore, this will be even harder now that you are an adult!
But there’s more:
2. You’ll need to learn how to behave.
Yes, your mother may be pretty happy with your good manners, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be appreciated or even understood in Japan or in India.
Every culture has its own set of social norms and rules. If …