Would you like to try to live and work in another country?

@soleya (1102)
Latvia
September 22, 2008 3:22pm CST
I want to try and move to another country. Of course it is risky, but our life is one and only so it is good to try something new for the change. Do you have working and living abroad experience? Would you like to try it one day? What would be your pro's and con's for that? Thank you in advance.
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12 responses
@jwfarrimond (4475)
22 Sep 08
I have worked in Norway twice, Germany, including several weeks of grape picking on the Moselle, and Italy twice - a total of 5 months the second time. And I don't speak Norwegian, German or Italian! I did manage to pick up enough Italian to get by in shops though after spending five months in the country.
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@soleya (1102)
• Latvia
23 Sep 08
did you enjoy it? I mean did you enjoy living and working abroad?
23 Sep 08
Sure, I like to travel and actually working in a place you meet with people who you would never meet as a tourist.
@Anchopy (1453)
• Paraguay
22 Sep 08
I'm learning the japanese language, so, my idea is to go and live in Japan and work over there.. I know that the chances of having a good life with my capabilities are beyond imagination but I want to try and leave my birth country to move on with my life and make my dreams come true.. it's my opinion about this. have a good day soleya..
@soleya (1102)
• Latvia
23 Sep 08
Thank you for your response! And good luck! May all your dreams come true one day.
@yuna15 (2708)
• Philippines
22 Sep 08
When I was single, I really wanted to go to another country to work. But when I got married and gave birth to my baby girl I don't think I can live one day away from my family. I might go to another country to work but it would be many years from now.
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@greenline (14865)
• Canada
22 Sep 08
I have travelled a lot to foreign countries on my business trips. They are so beautiful and very nice to live too. I have not lived in any foreign country yet, but it is a dream I have.
@mrdmaksud (116)
• Bangladesh
22 Sep 08
No, I am best in my country. I want to do something for my country. I want to be a traveller but not to live long time or no interest to work another country.
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@pimagro24 (1046)
• Thailand
22 Sep 08
at this year I working so far a way from my house My house at Thailand and my workplace at China . every day I use internet to watch news from my country it's strong life
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@Aussies2007 (5339)
• Australia
23 Sep 08
Well... I did it 38 years ago. And from my own experience... the reason it did work for me... was that I did it as an 18 year old. When you are young... you don't have too many roots tying you down to your country of origin... and your desire to go back is not as strong. There is also the family factor. If you have some very close ties with your family... getting separated from them won't work... and you will want to go back. To put it simply... You move to a new country to earn a better way of living. If you are going to travel back and forward to your old country because you miss it... as well as missing your family... you won't be happy in your new country... and whatever extra money you are making... you will spend in airfare.
@soleya (1102)
• Latvia
23 Sep 08
Thank you so much for your reply. It really makes sense.
• Philippines
23 Sep 08
had been dreaming of working and staying abroad for good..i hate my life in here..i just wanna move out and start a new one in another country and try my best not to repeat the same life i had in here...
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@soleya (1102)
• Latvia
23 Sep 08
This is exactly how I feel now.
@gemini_rose (16194)
22 Sep 08
I would love to give up the life I have in UK and go and live and work in another country. At one time hubby and I discussed the possibility of Australia, but none of us are really fitted the criteria they required at the time to do so. But if the chance ever arose I would snap their hand off!
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@soleya (1102)
• Latvia
23 Sep 08
The same here. I If the chance ever arose I would move.
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
23 Sep 08
I already experienced working in another country for two years... away from my friends and family... i worked there with my father... but he stayed on the other side of the island... but i get to see him everyday... but it was still so different because we had to maintain that professional side because of work.. it was quite difficult... but i would do it again... but only when my daughter is old enough... right now... i think i will stay put first...
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@williamjisir (22909)
• China
23 Sep 08
Hello soleya. I used to have such a dream of working in a foreign country, but it was not easy for me to find one. Of course, I didn't try hard for it. But if I could find an overseas job as an interpreter or translator for those companies in my country, I would be very happy to work for them in their branch outside my country. I wish that I would be lucky some day.
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• Canada
22 Sep 08
I am a Canadian and my husband is an American. I spent the better part of 2007 in the USa, and now we have decided that he will move to Canada and retire. I have lived in Canada all my life, still in my hometown, whereas he's lives all over the USA, Israel, South Africa, and the Dominican republic. We thought it would be more practical for him to move once again, and for us to be together in my hometown.
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