Thinking of Becoming an Expat? Here are Some Tips & Advice to Consider – Part III

We hope you have enjoyed this year’s Expat Life Interview Series, and we hope they have been helpful in your decision making. It may not be a lot. As you all know we have moved back home – to the US. Even though we are actively looking for more guest expats, this series is still open so we can help anyone thinking of becoming an expat or moving abroad. 

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Here’s this year roundup of expat tips and advice for anyone looking to live and work abroad.

Ross: British expat living in Vietnam

A: Buy travel insurance. Do not arrive in Vietnam (or any country for that matter) with just £500. Why my old housemate thought that was a wise decision, I shall never know. Try and avoid getting blacklisted. 

And lastly, just work out travel goals, save up for them, plan the logistics and try and make memories you will cherish for life. If you want to learn to Scuba Dive, see elephants, go on boat trips, climb mountains, eat new food, learn a new language then just try and make it happen.

Read more of Ross’s expat life experience in Vietnam.

Great Australian Bight


Sarah: Filipino expat living in Singapore

A: I say do it.  If you are offered a position, take it (of course be pragmatic in doing proper research, expat package, what makes financial & longterm sense, etc.), but do it. If it’s something that one is toggling with, my two cents is – you can always go back home if it doesn’t turn into something you would like.

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For me, it’s an amazing experience that I’m still learning and growing from.  I absolutely have a different perspective on life and I love every second of it.

Read more of Sarah’s expat life experience in Singapore.

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Coni: Chile expat living in Croatia

A: Be patient. Moving to Croatia is challenging in many aspects, but it’s also rewarding. It’s an incredibly gorgeous country, where I feel super safe, but the mentality hasn’t caught up to the 21st century. If you learn the language and make friends, the shortcomings become less important. Focus on the amazing scenery, and I assure you, you’ll be happy here! :)

Read more of Coni’s expat life experience in Croatia.

Dubrovnik, Croatia



Have you thought about living or working abroad (sell your stuff, leave your house and move to another country)? If given the chance, where would you like to live? Why? If you are an expat, what other tips and advice can you give to those who want to live and work abroad? Share your thoughts in the comment box below.


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The Expat Life Interview Series was created to know more about the country, not just from a traveler's perspective. We hope to help others who are thinking of working abroad to know how it is to live and work with the locals. If you are living and working abroad even for only a few months or several years and would like to be featured on Wellington World Travels, please Contact Us so we can send you the questions and you can share your expat life experience.

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1 thought on “Thinking of Becoming an Expat? Here are Some Tips & Advice to Consider – Part III”

  1. My husband and I have toyed with the idea of becoming an expat! We have 3 kids and pets and his extreme loyalty as a US veteran keeps us planted where we are for now.


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