Preparing to Live and/or Study Abroad

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Being well traveled doesn’t prepare you to live in another country. In addition to learning a new language there is subtle cultural differences that require some adjustment.

Susan Haskins and Dan Pressure, International Living writers and authors of the new book, Live Richer, Spend Less, moved from Omaha, Nebraska nearly 2 decades ago and have lived in several different countries since then. So we had to ask them what inspired them to move from Nebraska to their first destination, Quito, Ecuador

Jeremy Bassetti works in international education with exchange students. He says that traveling abroad for the first time is one of the most transformative experiences one can have; especially for an international exchange student. But the experience can be richer and less intimidating with appropriate planning and some introspection.

Before you plan to live or study aboard hear from these experts first about considerations, dos and don’ts prior to embarking on life as an expat or exchange student…on World Footprints with Ian and Tonya Fitzpatrick.


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