Moving to a new country: the beginning of a new journey
Moving to a new country or city away from home can be exciting, but for each notch of excitement that takes over your mind before the big move is a touch of angst. Living alone in a new country is not what it appears to be on television however that doesn’t mean it that it cannot be any fun. It is also important to know that it is perfectly alright to feel nervous because a variety of things will be on your mind such as ways of getting around, culture, food and simply homesickness. The shock can be big but the adjustment can be fast and smooth. I will outline what you can do in preparation for your big move and what to do when you are there.
Do Your Homework
For myself, what I found most beneficial was knowing about the place I was going to i.e. in this case London. You should take a genuine interest in this new place as I did in London reading up about the city, a little bit of its history, iconic places to visit, shop and eat and some tips and tricks to getting around the city efficiently. It is something that will help you in your independent journey and will feel a lot more comforting rather than placing yourself in a solitary bubble in a city that can be rather isolating due to its rapid hustling and bustling. If you’re going to a more quaint town or smaller city, you may still find it beneficial to read up on it as it will give you a sense of belonging and how to make this new place your “home” per se. Further by doing your research you’ll be able to make thins place your home, and your getaway.
One of the most important things to recommend would be to get to your new location early, whether that be simply 3-4 days early or a whole 10 days early. This will give you some buffer time to adjust to a new place, the culture of the people and simply allow you to integrate and submerge yourself as part of your new home. You will further be able to explore the streets, alleys, restaurants and bars and it is great to know and have some safe spots for yourself that you enjoy. Another thing I would highly suggest on the social dimension of this move is to get in touch with people.
This will likely automatically happen mostly through Facebook groups of freshers and course mates on chats and pages where you will get to introduce yourself and even talk to people on private message. A majority of my close friends at this date are people who I talked to before arriving in London! This was great because upon arriving in London, I already had some companions in the same boat as me and in my buffer time, was able to meet them and develop some comfort moving around on my own and with new people. This time will also allow you to get equipped if there is a dramatic whether change to buy new clothes and shoes to ensure you are comfortable during term time. This was especially important for me coming from Tropical Singapore to a cold city like London
Have your Paperwork done
Another advantage of getting to your new home early is to wrap up any important errands which believe it or not feel nearly impossible to do during freshers week and term time as you will be occupied with academics and friends. These tasks include picking up your IDs from your university or from the post office, as I had to collect my tier 4 visa upon arrival in the UK. You can further use this time to set up a telephone number and bank account for which you made need letters from your university and simply time to do your research about which options work best for you. Telephone set up and bank account are extremely important upon your move as they make you finically independent and safe and make you reachable and allow you to travel around on your own. Also, do checkup if you need to collect any documents or books for your specific course which you can likely do at your department office. Do note that even during this time places like student services tend to be busy but it is the best time to get it all done.
Start with a fresh mind
This cannot be emphasised enough. It is very important to preserve the values and cultures you already come from and moving to a new place by no means replaces that. The key to letting it all sink in is by making a space for your new home and learning to love its nuances rather than comparing it to where you are from. This will be your new life and the correct mindset is very important to supplement the more tangible steps you take as the ones I have listed above. Moving will be daunting but at the same time, will be liberating once you convince yourself that you are ready to be an independent person and develop the confidence to be on your home. Confidence in yourself will be the key to your success when moving someone new, as you are what primarily makes your own experience great.
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Essay about Moving to Another Country
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Typically, people like to think getting up and moving to another country is as easy as it sounds. People leave their home countries for various reasons, to escape as a refugee, or immigrate for a change in life. As easy as it seems to be there are so many roadblocks along the way. The country was created thousands of years ago as the holy land but over time, it has gone through different rulers and at many times the Jewish people of Israel was exiled and forced to leave the only country they knew. The history of Israel is important because it dictates as to why immigration and leaving that country to go to others in the Middle East is impossible. People have been dealing with war, military, religious, and gender regulations in Israel…show more content…
Typically, people like to think getting up and moving to another country is as easy as it sounds. People leave their home countries for various reasons, to escape as a refugee, or immigrate for a change in life. As easy as it seems to be there are so many roadblocks along the way. The country was created thousands of years ago as the holy land but over time, it has gone through different rulers and at many times the Jewish people of Israel was exiled and forced to leave the only country they knew. The history of Israel is important because it dictates as to why immigration and leaving that country to go to others in the Middle East is impossible. People have been dealing with war, military, religious, and gender regulations in Israel and the Middle Eastern part of the world as a result of their immigration.
The amount of people entering and leaving the country is low because of all of the restrictions the people have of that country. By coming to Israel and getting a stamp on your passport a person can be denied entry to Saudi Arabia and many other countries in the area. For the people who do live in Israel it may be hard for them to leave the country because there may always be the factor that they can’t get back into the country by going somewhere they “aren’t” supposed to be. With this all being said, the main reason for this happening is from the long ties of war that has been happening and still happens to this day. Previously within the country of Israel, wars