Five first-time move questions replied
September 4, 2018
Before you make your plan to move abroad from Turkey, you might need a little help. Here’s where we come in with some answers from settling-in and schooling.
- Where I should start looking for an accommodation?
Every country offers a wide range of accommodation types to suit the needs, lifestyle and budget of most expats. Searching forums and joining online expat communities are a great way of getting a feel for your new environment. Check out our destination guides. It covers all the essential things you need to know before you arrive.
- Is it necessary to do a preview trip?
There's a huge difference between visiting a place and living there. Going on a preview trip at your destination can give you insights regarding accommodations, schools, communities and lifestyle. Just make sure you’ve worked out a few specific concerns, ensuring the visit is effective and objective.
3. What about my children?
Adapting to an international or local curriculum and changing schools can have a big impact on your child’s development. Most countries offer a good mix of schools, international, private and public.
It’s vital that schools have as much information about your family in advance of a visit as possible. Assume to go through admissions process, compare each school’s curriculum, entrance requirements, and application procedures.
4. Is it the “cultural shock” real? What can I do about it?
It’s important to know that all of the feelings experienced at the beginning of culture shock are based on your perspective of the new culture and these can easily be altered. The truth is you’ll gain confidence from learning how to communicate, and the satisfaction of integrating into the local culture, ensures a positive foreign experience and better integration.
5. What am I going to miss?
Basically home comfort. You will miss the comfort food you always have in your fridge that you may not easily find at your new country. Whether it’s English tea, or Swiss chocolate. You will feel at ease when you have these comfort goodies with you.
More doubts? We are here to help you with your relocation.