Sept. 21, 2021

Moving Abroad? Avoid These 10 Mistakes

Moving Abroad? Avoid These 10 Mistakes

You wouldn’t be to blame if you didn’t know *everything* there is to know about moving to another country. (After all, this isn’t a topic that’s taught in school.) Moving abroad is a complex logistical feat, but here are some common mistakes to avoid.


You wouldn’t be to blame if you didn’t know *everything* there is to know about moving to another country. (After all, this isn’t a topic that’s taught in school.)

Moving abroad is a complex logistical feat, but here are some common mistakes to avoid. 

Badass Digital Nomads Episode 126: Moving Abroad Mistakes

  • Sponsor: Ready to Relocate Relocation Course [00:42]
  • Intro: Why is relocating so hard? Limitations of the public education system + Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs [2:03]
  • Shoutout: Thanks to Colcom from UK for the podcast review [8:03]

Super informative podcast: "Love Kristin's style and knowledge on all things digital nomad and living the expat life, both the pros and cons. Great guests too!"

Top 10 Moving Abroad Mistakes: Timestamps [8:44]

  1. Buying real estate too soon [8:55]
  2. Applying for permanent residency [12:00]
  3. Waiting too long to move [15:33]
  4. Moving before you're ready [16:40]
  5. Spending too much time with expats [19:32]
  6. Too trusting and lowering your guard [21:12]
  7. Not learning the local language [22:49]
  8. Expecting a foreign country to change [24:41]
  9. Staying stuck when things aren't working [26:57]
  10. Doing too much research or asking for opinions [29:11]
  11. Bonus: Moving where everyone else is going [31:22]

Would you like to move abroad in the next year? Enrollment is open in Kristin's new coaching program, Ready To Relocate!

🌎  Send an email to info@orbisrelocation.com with the Subject Line: Ready To Relocate for more details.

You can also apply for a Free Relocation Strategy Call here.

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Kristin Wilson

Host of Badass Digital Nomads and YouTube's Traveling with Kristin

Kristin Wilson is a long-term digital nomad and location-independent entrepreneur who has lived and worked across 60 countries in 20 years. Since founding a fully-remote, international relocation company in 2011, she has helped more than 1,000 people retire or live abroad in 35 countries. Today, she helps aspiring remote workers, digital nomads, and expats achieve their lifestyle goals through her YouTube channel (Traveling with Kristin) and podcast, Badass Digital Nomads.
 
Kristin is a Top Writer on Medium and Quora in the topics of business, travel, technology, life, productivity, digital nomads, and location independence. She has been featured on The Today Show, Bloomberg Businessweek, ESPN, The New York Times, WSJ, Huffpost, HGTV’s House Hunters International, and more.