Relocating overseas alone from Kenya
January 6, 2016
Moving alone is becoming increasingly common. In today’s financial environment where career progression is important and companies are global – young professionals are choosing to relocate alone to boost their career.
An international relocation often provides young people with excellent job opportunities, a chance to progress faster and to move up the career ladder. Many also view it as an opportunity to experience a new culture, a new social life and new hobbies.
The tendency for young people who move abroad alone is referred to as Generation Expat or Genxpat. They are usually young, single professionals who have the opportunity to relocate with work and they are forming expat communities around the world.
Moving alone is quite straightforward as there aren’t added responsibilities of a spouse or family to support and this can make it quicker and easier to complete a move.
With any move there can be stressful moments and difficulties in settling in – but if you move to a city location and an office that is full of people of a similar age it should be fairly easy to meet new people and make friends.
Enrolling to classes if you need to learn a new language, social activities, volunteering or even picking up a new hobby are great habits to settling in.
Some cities will hold dedicated expat events or have expat communities which will allow you to meet young people who have also moved.
There will be times where you feel lonely and miss family and friends, using social media apps such as Facebook, WhatsApp and Skype where you can speak for free are good ways of easily keeping in touch easily.