how is your life in a foreign country?please be frankly!

@langhua (501)
China
February 4, 2007 9:50am CST
i have a friend ,he went to abroad to study after finish university .he write letter to me .he say s that liveing in abroad is very hard ,every day he shoud bet a few works to earning money.use the money provided for the life .is it very hard for one live in forign country?
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4 responses
• United States
4 Feb 07
To live in a foreign country by yourself is tough. If you're making minimum wage, you will barely get by. If you have someone to share the bills and the rent, it would be better. If you have a college education and are an engineer, nurse, teacher or more then you are doing so much better than you can in a third world country. You can't be lazy in a foreign country. I's all work but you have 2 days off most of the time. You have more opportunities and you'd be better of, but I'm only familiar living in the Philippines and the US.
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@plocky (40)
• Philippines
4 Feb 07
You're right, having a friend or relative live with you in a foreign country does help a lot because you have someone you're at home with, at the end of the day... someone who can comfort and support you in your difficult endeavors and experiences.
@langhua (501)
• China
5 Feb 07
right ,hard to liveing by oneself in a foreighn countries.but i thought when you stay there for a few time ,you should have one or more friends,you live wii get an easier.
@yanjiaren (9050)
4 Feb 07
my advice is to get as much info before hand about the country you want to reside in.. secondly if you have no relations abroad try your best to make some friends..at least you won't be lonely.. thirdly do not think that the grass is greener on the other side s they say..everywhere we face the same life struggle..but always be strong in your optimistic outlook and always carry good thoughts in your heart..then good fortune will follow you..one other thing..intergrate with everyone..without compromising your principles..this is easily done when people leave for a foreeign land..
@langhua (501)
• China
5 Feb 07
i quite agree with what you said ,make more friends is important.them can help with you.
• United States
4 Feb 07
I loved in London, England, for awhile. That was hard because it just didn't suit me, I felt uncomfortable. Well, the weather wasn't agreeable to me, either. I lived in Sevilla, Spain for a little bit. That was fun, but I couldn't speak the language, so that made it hard. I couldn't get used to the siestas in the middle of the day, either. I had all this energy, and everything was closed. I also lived in Oaxaca, Mexico for awhile. Once again, now knowing the language made it hard for me. Plus, it's hard for me to get a job and earn money while I'm there. I suppose if you could work, and speak their language, in due course of time, an American person could get used to living in a foreign country.
@langhua (501)
• China
5 Feb 07
i feeling for you .i know if you counld not understand the language in the city you live is a hard thing .but a young boy to have a try to learn in a foreign condition byhe self ,may be is good for his growing
@plocky (40)
• Philippines
4 Feb 07
It's going to be hard at first because it takes time to adjust to a lot of things, among them: 1. living conditions 2. culture 3. communication (language) 4. food (if you're picky) 5. social barriers (religion, tradition, norms, etc.) Getting a job is not that hard if you're from a third world country because pretty much every job pays better than the ones you get back home. It's adjusting to your environment that takes getting used to because you don't want to feel and be seen as a "foreigner".
@langhua (501)
• China
5 Feb 07
thank you for your response. t thought it's hard to live in an forgin countries.what you side are all exist.even we can get a job money ,but we spend much than in own countries.you should know ,in my countries the boy with the age 18,counld do nothing in family.