All the support you need to make a big break You’re about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime—and because you have no one else to worry about, you have the freedom to do what you want. Once you’ve decided on your new home, take advantage of the Internet to help you get settled in and start enjoying your new area right from the start. No matter how independent you are, finding new friends who share your interests can help make your transition much more smooth and enjoyable. Network through friends, family and colleagues to find others who live where you’re going. Ask for their personal insights on how to adjust quickly and live like a local. You’ll be more likely to meet people if you live in an area that encourages social interaction with coffee shops, restaurants and clubs, rather than a community that attracts families. Seek out others with similar interests and lifestyles through social activities, sports, and classes. Many countries have expat communities whose members are more than happy to welcome new residents and show them around. At Crown, we’ve helped individuals move to exciting new locations all over the world, so let us know how we can help.