Living Abroad Successfully
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Living Abroad Successfully

Dream, discover & GO. The complete guide to ENJOY your stay abroad!
4.5 (10 ratings)
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41 students enrolled
Created by Rachel Smets
Last updated 11/2018
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 8 articles
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Decide you want to move and where
  • Research the important elements about your destination
  • Plan and prepare your personal checklist
  • Understand and evaluate ingredients as housing, finances, occupation, culture, and languages
  • Settle in smoothly and feel at ''Home''
  • Live life without regrets thinking, ''if only I had done it''
  • No knowledge required, I'll take you through every step of the way: how, what, where and when.

Do you wish you could live abroad? Where would you go? What would you do once you got there? Whether your dream is to escape your current life, become a digital nomad, explore new career paths or just enjoy life elsewhere, this course is for you.

Living Abroad can be either an amazing experience for your to enjoy, or a real disaster. To avoid the pitfalls, this course is designed to take you through every step of your journey. You will learn about everything there is to consider and all you need to do is apply that to your own situation.

This course is has a flow  of lectures in a chronological order, made easy for you to follow. Starting with you, your decision, the planning process, the actual move, to setting in, adjusting and enjoying your stay abroad.

This course is designed and inspired by a combination of own experiences, research, numerous expat interviews and the book I wrote.

 Throughout this course you will receive checklists, activities, pdf’s and more resources to make is super easy for you and answer any questions you may have.

Outcome of moving abroad:
Moving abroad is a journey full of opportunities and challenges that will strengthen you as a person, often unconsciously. You become more flexible, more  adaptable to various situations, your intercultural knowledge will expand, and with every new interaction, you’ll build new relationships. The amount of confidence you gain can be incredible and will provide you with extra benefits to all areas of life.

Between all the people I’ve met out in the world, I don’t know anyone who has regretted moving abroad, but I know plenty who have regretted staying behind.

So, I'll see you inside where you can discover which road you will take! Enjoy your journey.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for anybody who wish to live and stay abroad for more than a few weeks.
  • Do you have an interest, dream, goal to experience life abroad? Then this course is for you.
Course content
Expand all 26 lectures 01:50:08
+ Introduction
3 lectures 06:11

This introduction clarifies what you will learn in this course. The topics that will be covered and the outcome.

Preview 03:41

Here you will find out the reason behind this course creation and you will get to know more about my experiences abroad.

Why this course? Who am I?

These are suggestions to help you navigate through this course easily.

Suggestion to take this course
+ Decisions to take, observations to make & research to consider.
5 lectures 24:38

There are many definitions of expat. This lecture gives you an overview but especially the definition used for this course.

What is an expat? Let's agree here.

It's important to know who you are. Really know who you are. Your personality, your wants & needs, likes & dislikes.

Let's do some self-observation to help you in every step further.

Preview 03:11

In this lecture you will learn about all the benefits and advantages from living abroad.

What you gain from living abroad.

This lecture will help you get a clear understanding of WHAT is involved IF you decide to become an expat.

You will learn about many topics that you will need to consider, research, plan, and prepare. E.g. financial issues, housing, language, culture, etc...

This lecture is important to learn before you make the decision to move, so you will know what is coming ahead. Preparation is KEY! 

Crucial Topics to consider to help you decide.

The wheel of live

The circle represents your life, the whole of you. The pieces of the pie, or spokes, are the parts your life.

This exercise is powerful because it gives you a vivid visual representation of the way your life is currently, whereby each area of your life is mapped on a circle, like the spoke of a wheel.

It’s been very effective in helping people to become more effective and satisfied with their life.

The idea is to assess all these parts of your life to see if there are important things you’ve been neglecting, or things you’ve been giving too much of yourself to.

This tool is often used as a goal-setting exercise, to help us be more balanced when we set goals.

Find the instructions inside.

Activity: Create your Wheel of life
+ Preparation is the KEY to success: create your plan.
6 lectures 27:13

Do you want to work abroad? Will you study abroad? 

Retire abroad? Will you join your partner?

Describe your reason, because this will help you tremendously in your decisions for your following steps. Knowing your reason will help you in your choice of destination, housing, etc...

Know your reason to move. To find greener grass?

“Our intention creates our reality.” - Wayne Dyer

Learn how to set your intention with this activity and create your reality!

Activity: Set your Intention to stay on track.

Here we take a closer look at work and possible jobs you could look into.

Let's discuss some job options.

In this lecture you will learn how to choose the destination you will move to.

Since you clarified the reason of moving, you can now be more selective in the choice of countries. 

A discovery trip will help you finalize your decision.

Choose your destination well.

In this lecture we cover finances. Living abroad is often more expensive than expected. Unforeseen expenses, emergencies, initial payments, a trip back home, etc...

Having savings will help you avoid stress in a new country.

Money Matters: life is not free elsewhere.

Where will you live? What is right for you? How expensive is the rent? 

But wait! What do you do with your current house? Keep it, sell it, rent it out, or give your notice?

We will discuss all of this in this lecture and you can decide what is best for you.

Housing: the old home and the new home.
+ Moving time! The journey continues.
7 lectures 47:36

This lecture takes you through all the ingredients you need in your checklist. Having that in your hands, will help you to simply tick off each box as you continue.

Here is your complete plan tailored to you & your success.

Your To-Do list on the very first days: move into your new or temporary accommodation, register in the town hall, get groceries, get lost to find your way, etc...

Upon Arrival: what you do right away

Tu parles Français? Hablas Espagnol? Spreek je Nederlands? Deutsch ist eine Sprache.

 Not everyone speaks English!

Here are the tips to learn a new language. Yes, it's possible, I speak 6 and I'm not done :) 

Preview 06:33

The honeymoon phase is over. You're not on a holiday, you're there to STAY.

It's time to make sure you feel at ''HOME'' and fill your days, create a routine, make plans.

How? You will find out in this video.

Settle in smoothly

Become culturally competent with these steps, so you can feel more comfortable right away.

A new country,  new culture, new habits, new foods, new ...

Challenging, fascinating, scary or exciting, it's all part of the journey. So, let's choose to be excited!

Preview 05:18

Most people experience these stages of adjustment. Find out what stage you are in and what's to come.

Cruising the stages of Adjustment

Here are the top tips from expats all over the world that I interviewed over the past years.

Top Tips from experts
+ Thank you. Bonus Tips and Freebies
5 lectures 04:28
It's your turn.
Inspirational Quotes to help your journey.

Tips to beat homesickness. 

Homesickness: catch it, reduce it, and here's HOW to deal with it.
Expat interview
Extra Bonus