We’ve all been there. Feeling unsure on which path to take next – as if your life is lacking direction and purpose. This typically happens when our existing routines no longer excite us, and we begin to crave adventure.

A definite way to shake things up is by relocating to another part of the world and they say that ‘everyone should live abroad at least once’.

Here are 5 great reasons to live and work abroad.


1. A culture change

There is so much to be excited about when learning a new culture. Art, music, nightlife and food are all to be explored. It is so refreshing to have your opinions and behaviours challenged, and to gain new interests that you had not before considered. In addition to this, by visiting museums, galleries and libraries you can delve into history to expand your knowledge even further.

2. Gain independence

Family constantly nagging at you to stand on your own two feet? We’ve been there, too. Make them all proud of you by moving out of home and discovering a new life working abroad. If you are already a well-seasoned independent, stretch yourself even further by taking on the enviable challenge of navigating through an unfamiliar place and overcoming language barriers to order take-out. Also, the confidence to be gained is sky-high!

3. New experiences

There are some experiences that you just cannot buy. When we look back on our lives we want to be able to say that we lived life to the fullest, and ultimately had fun too. At the end of the day, when all we have is our memories, make sure you leave no regrets behind. Everything from sampling authentically Canadian maple syrup in (yes, you guessed it) Canada, to climbing Mount. Fuji in Japan. These are some thrilling ways to exercise your wanderlust.

4. Career identifier

Knowing what job to do for the rest of your life. Hmm. This is difficult, without a doubt, but by exploring different jobs abroad, it can be a fun and unique way to figure it out. You may just discover that you wish to work abroad permanently, and decide to work all over world. Cool!

5. Find love

Be it a romantic relationship, a friendship, or a companionship, there are people all over the world just waiting to meet you. They say that opposites attract, and there is no surer way to guarantee this than by two worlds colliding. Besides, you will never run out of conversation starters or reasons to healthily debate! Embrace the cultural differences and find a home away from home with a brand new loved one(s).

It can be daunting starting the journey to work abroad from the UK. There are a lot of bases to cover, from finding employment – to accommodation, and organising visas and permits. With Alliance Visas, we make it easy for you. Fill out the short assessment form today to check your eligibility. We can’t wait to hear from you!

A new chapter awaits to be written, and the pen is in your hand…