We’ve all heard the phrase ‘travel broadens the mind’, and we have all probably spend days in the office staring out of the window and dreaming of being on a sunny beach somewhere far away. Holidays are often what keep us going mentally throughout the year; they give us something to look forward to and a much-needed break from the pressures of real life. The thought of packing your bags, getting on a plane and jetting off somewhere new is one which makes us excited and happy. However, what happens when you get the chance to travel abroad for your work?
It won’t happen very often, but if you work for a multinational company, you may one day get the offer of working in another country for a while. This can be nerve-wracking, exciting and incredibly scary. However, it could also be just the ticket to get your out of your mental rut and into a new way of life. If you are on the fence about the thought of accepting an offer to work abroad, let us persuade you…
- It Will Build Character
Changing your whole way of life and moving abroad to greener pastures is a big challenge. There are lots of different elements involved in the move, and these things will really test your strength of character. Renting out your home while you are in another country is the first challenge you will face- but it will mean that you have a home to come back to when you return, and you’ll earn some extra pennies along the way. Then there is the issue of applying for your employment Visa. Often, countries will require you to get a working visa to show that you are suitable to working that country. It will take a lot of forms, waiting in line and signing documents: but once you have got it, you’ll have learnt the value of patience and improved your handwriting. Make sure that a visa is the first thing you arrange, because if you leave it too late it may not come through before you leave, and you’ll want to avoid a visit to the h1b immigration lawyer.
- It Opens New Doors
If you don’t currently work for a multinational company, but want to travel abroad to live and work: you will find that there are a lot of career opportunities which open up. If you want to try something totally different, you can try your hand at teaching English in another country. It will provide a fun learning opportunity and also a really great addition to your CV.
- It Broadens The Mind
What this means is that taking yourself away from the life you currently know and plunging yourself into the deep, experiencing a new way of living, different cuisines and a whole other culture. Travelling can put your life into perspective and also let you get to know people you never thought you would meet.
- It encourages you to take risks
Being abroad is not like being at home. It is a whole different place which is unfamiliar to you and it is somewhere you cannot control. If you find yourself to be a bit of a control freak in your day to day life, travel can really change the way you see your life and open your mind to take more risks. If you never imagined yourself swimming in the open sea, you’ll feel differently by the time you get home. Take life by the balls and experience everything your trip abroad throws at you.
- You can see the places of your dreams
You might find yourself often scrolling through Instagram and seeing beautiful travel photos from places around the world, and when you decide to go and work abroad- you will be able to see these places first hand. There is nothing quite like standing at the top of a mountain and watching the world go by. It will be the perfect place for you to refresh and see things from a new angle.