Do you ever imagine that you choose to live somewhere foreign?

United States
February 1, 2012 6:56pm CST
After I watch this show "House Hunter International", some people really choose to live somewhere foreign other than their birthplace, or birth country. I can't imagine myself would do the same one day in the future. But that might be life that I never experience. Other than travel, to live in a place that you aren't familiar with, would it be something? When I come to think of it, it might be a shock to me first, since I am not familiar with that culture. Then, what about socialize locally, aren't they friendly, or not, I don't have the answer. But, think about those immigrants who first come to the United States, would they also experience the same?
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@maezee (31539)
• United States
3 Feb 12
I've never heard of that show, but I would imagine it would be so scary to live somewhere new like that, where the culture is new to you, and maybe even the language. I've travelled alone internationally before and that was scary enough and I was just in air ports, train stations, and on the streets for a while. It really takes you out of your element. I've always thought about travelling abroad, with school, but never actually taken the plan in motion. I mean you are so out of your comfort zone when you're in another country, with another language, and another culture!
• Mexico
2 Feb 12
Hi king parker: I am actually on the opposite side. I would love to travel around the world. I can imagine staying for a while discovering a country I have never visited. It would be an awesome experience in my opinion. Of course, not for a lifetime because I would always miss my country but the world is so beautiful I want to go and see these amazing places that exist around the world. I feel like trapped because I haven't made my dream come true. ALVARO
@dodo19 (31960)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
2 Feb 12
I'd definitely be interested in living somewhere outside my own country. It might be difficult at first, but it's something that I have thought of doing, and would certainly enjoy doing. Hopefully, maybe someday it may happen.
@angelako (280)
• Italy
2 Feb 12
I am now in foreign countries and I feel lonely,if only i can choose to live there in our country i will do it.It is more better when we live in our country if we have enough work,so we dont need to go to other country to earn.
@wmaths (536)
• Italy
2 Feb 12
To go and live in another country, expecially for reasons of immigration, has never been easy. it takes a lot of time to acclimate and socialize with people, especially if you are an immigrant. people generally tend to identify otherwise. but, in a country like the Unites States, where many races have been moved, now it can be very easy to settle.
@Luciano63 (157)
• France
2 Feb 12
Dear kingparker I did this for 3 times in my life and I think I am ready to do it another time! Live in a different country than my home town, new culture, new language, new friends. It is just great and very interesting for my life improvement, the experience makes me be more aknowledged and helps me in life and on my job!
• Hungary
2 Feb 12
For me since i am her in hungary almost 2 years i really dont feel happiness here.Its really a big difference between my country and here in this country,How i wish 1 day hubby will say he want to go and stay in my country.I only wait that sentence that hes the one open about that.I really want to go back at home but its not easy because hubby married me because he wants me,and he wants that i am always at his side.But i dont have choice have to be patient.
@eljayo (1107)
• Philippines
2 Feb 12
Hi! I can't imagine myself being away from my family. If that will be an opportunity to be able to work and have a nice salary then I will take that.Its hard to adapt to different culture and learn different language.
@sishy7 (27667)
• Australia
2 Feb 12
Personally, I found it easier to migrate to an English speaking country than to the ones where they speak completely foreign language. At the end of the day, though, there are always positive & negative aspects every where you live in. It depends on how well you adapt to the new situations given the motivation and reasons of your choice to live somewhere foreign.
@myzhian (586)
• Philippines
2 Feb 12
In my case I wish to travel around the world and yet this is my greatest dreams. But if immigrating to a foreign country is the issue I'll have to consider some option before deciding. If I could meet the qualifications of approval for applying an immigrant visa and that I am illegible enough to establish myself in that country and one thing more to consider is my family! I will not without them! If you're going to think about it it's not that easy.
@yanzalong (10151)
• Indonesia
2 Feb 12
Nothing is scary nor it is threatening. Life is the same every where. You have such a feeling because you never travel far. You probably think that other places are different than that you were born and brought up in. If you go to a foreign place, and you find out that the new place is much better than your home country, I believe that you will never want to go back again.
@Leocen (178)
• China
2 Feb 12
i think they'll try to adapt new life.the country they choose to immigrant,must be the place they like or interested in.if someone wants to know a different culture ,they'll discover things they like.if they are friendly to the new neighbors,they take a good heart,i think he'll get the good feedback~
@pibi713 (187)
• China
2 Feb 12
There are some amazing places, such as Hawaii, Paris, Newyork, Maldives, which are very attrative me. If permitted, I hope I could live in those places for a couple of months, for sightseeing and appreciating the local culture. As for the permanent house, I will choose to build it in my own country. People need a sens eof belonging. I think I probably can find this sense of belonging only in my own country.
@rhizjen (140)
• Philippines
2 Feb 12
i want to live abroad (first world country) rather than in my country because i want to interact with other nationality .