Moving abroad is a hard decision to take for many reasons. You leave your family, friends and home behind … However, there are many great reasons why you should live in another country at least once in your life. Spending at least a month or two abroad (or indeed moving somewhere new permanently) will induce lifelong wanderlust that no amount of passport stamps will ever satisfy. It will also prove to be a life-affirming and life-changing experience, fundamentally different from just visiting a new place for a few days or weeks. The whole process of adapting to a new place and finding new routines in your new home challenges you in a way that ensures that life will never be the same again.
Your CV will look great.
Today's job market is competitive, to say the least. Spending one semester studying abroad or doing an internship and acquiring experience in your field, may just help you gain the upper hand here. Who knows, your prospective clients or employers might just be seriously impressed with that Spanish course you completed in Barcelona! An abroad experience is always a win-win when looking for a job.
Learn a new language.
Living abroad is a perfect moment to improve your foreign language skills. Actually it is one of the biggest reasons for moving abroad. However, the benefits are going further than that you master a new language, it helps you keep mentally fit. Arriving in a new country and having to quickly learn how to converse in a different language can be challenging but fun too. In fact, you’ll learn it much quicker and it will be much more interesting than picking it up from a book.
If you are staying at an Inèdit Home in Barcelona you’ll be talking in English or Spanish with your new colivers all day long and you’ll master your skills during daily life - speaking while you shop, buy food, have a coffee with a friend - and don’t worry about mistakes, these will help you learn even more.
Find new friends.
It may be lonely at first but making new mates is one major benefit of living abroad. Meeting people with different life experiences to you will make for an interesting time. It will also help you fit into the new location. Also, being the new person from abroad can turn you into a minor celebrity. You will have no trouble making friends, especially if you find a new place to live in Barcelona in a coliving home.
Share a coliving experience.
Once you leave your home country, you can become whoever you want to be. Maybe back at “home” you never took naps because that was seen as lazy. But guess what?! You could move to Barcelona and make it part of your daily life, although the locals don´t do so too often. Or maybe you love the idea of staying at a cafe for hours chatting or reading without feeling guilty at all. You could try out a new way of life and see how it fits. If you love it, maybe stay forever! Or maybe just bring it home with you.
Try out a new way of living. Meet people who are like you, spending a period of their life in Barcelona and experiencing similar situations to yours. Land into the new territory smoother and more comfortable finding your new home with Inèdit Barcelona. Join our family and know our Colivers from different nations that are staying with us. From now on, you will never be alone.
Discover new places, discover Barcelona.
A combination of almost perfect weather - not so cold in winter, warm in spring and autumn and hot in summer - makes Barcelona a place to enjoy to the fullest during all year round. The rich cultural life, history, gastronomy, beaches - all this and more will catch you and will never let you want to leave. Discover every corner of Barcelona and become an expert so when your family and friends visit you, you´ll be their favourite city guide!
Discover yourself, discover your genius and grow.
You have probably heard that learning about and adapting to new cultures can improve your problem-solving skills. This connection has been shown by studies and all abroaders will assure you that this is totally true! After living abroad for a long period of time, you´ll be open-minded towards other cultures and you´ll be able to make more complex connections between disparate ideas. This is a very valuable talent, both in your personal life and for your career. It encourages innovation and out-of-the-box thinking.
You will find new stimulations that will allow you to recognize the passions, challenges, and exciting moments of everyday life. Becoming an abroader will definitely shake things up, and get you out of that boring old rut.
However, one of the most important discoveries that you´ll ever do in your life is that you´ll learn to love yourself. Once you branch yourself out and become an expat abroad, you’ll get to know yourself a whole lot better. You’ll become more mindful and aware, and you’ll get to appreciate the human being you are.
Find your love, find your happiness.
There are more than seven billion people in the world, and about half of them are estimated to be single. But how do you know that your soulmate even lives in the same country? By moving abroad and getting to know new people, you might highly increase your chances of meeting your perfect match. Some of our Colivers from Inèdit Barcelona could tell you their love story too!
See life from another point of view, be a modern-day pioneer.
Your outlook on life will inevitably change once you take that leap and move abroad. It’s one of life’s greatest plunges into the deep end, but by embracing it all, you may just find that your mindset (and general outlook on life) gets changed for the better.
No matter which reason prevails more in your heart and mind, the moment you decide to move abroad you automatically convert to modern-day pioneer. You crave the new, the unique, the unexplored, and the unknown — just like those intrepid pioneers of the past. What unites all pioneers is the bravery to move towards the unknown. It is that same spirit that defines an abroader.
There are tons of different reasons why you should move abroad and these are only a few tips of a massive iceberg. But if you’re keen on succeeding in life, you’ll close your eyes and take the biggest leap of faith you’ve ever taken in your life!