If you’ve caught something that feels similar to the travel bug, only stronger, then you might be tempted to move some or all of your life to a new country!
People of all ages are choosing to spend more time abroad, whether it is for a few months out of the year or on a long-term basis. Contrary to what you might believe, it is not as complicated as you might think! Here are four ways in which you can start thinking and living internationally!
Rent Or Own Property
While this solution might seem a bit far-fetched and beyond the means of some people, those who are retired or reaching retirement age might like to look into the possibility of renting or owning property abroad.
When you have the deed to land in a foreign country, most governments will grant you a visa with no strings attached. This means that you are free to come and go as you please and enjoy your real-estate investment! What’s more, when you are not there, you can always rent it out and benefit from an extra source of income.
Although this option might seem more suited to the younger generation, it is completely possible for people well into their older years to enroll in foreign universities as well! Many countries, especially those in Europe and Asia are very accommodating to foreign individuals seeking higher education.
When you are accepted into a university abroad, everything is made easier: your visa process is expedited and the costs are drastically reduced. See a degree that might tickle your fancy? Apply and see where it leads you!
In countries that rely heavily on tourism and the migration of seasonal livers as they move from warm to cold climates, seasonal work can be a great way to spend part of your year abroad.
Many places seek out English-speaking people who are willing to work on a short-term contract. These can include anything from restaurants, bars, galleries, or stores. What’s more, it’s also a great way to become instantly connected with the community around you!
Remote Work And Long-Term Visas
As we adjust to life after lockdown, one of the positive changes that has emerged is the normality of remote working. More and more companies are hiring people on a 100% remote basis.
This not only gives you the freedom to work from wherever you want in the world, you will also have the income to do so. For this reason, many young people are applying for long-term tourist visas in the country of their choice. This allows them to work remotely in all legality all the while enjoying their new life as an ex-pat!