There was once a time where living abroad which incredibly rare and exotic, but in today’s day and age, it is becoming increasingly common. Millennials and Gen Ys (those born between 1980 and 1994) are loving the idea of moving abroad and it is something which can actually be relatively straightforward. This is known as being an ex-pat (a person choosing to reside in a country other than their native one) and there are many perks – read on to find out more.
Better Quality of Life
Expats choose to leave their native country and this means that often they are leaving for a better quality of life. People are likely to choose somewhere that would allow them to enjoy life more than they would back home whether this is somewhere with more culture, better-earning potential or simply something like better weather.
Another common reason that people become ex-pats is politics. This is particularly true in today’s day and age with a generation that is strongly political and there being such a strong divide in this country, so many people do not feel at home in the UK and instead want to find somewhere with political ideas more in-tune with their own. In cases like this, many ex-pats decide to renounce citizenship of their native country to start a completely new life and severe ties with their place of birth.
Life of Adventure & Travelling
Of course, one of the main perks and reasons that people become ex-pats is that it is adventurous and allows them to explore the world. The world has become more accessible in modern times and this allows people to travel much more, so it is understandable that many people like the idea of moving to a different country and exploring new places, meeting new people and experiencing new cultures.
To Work Remotely
Following this point, the rise of remote work means that people can work from just about anywhere in the world provided that they have a computer and a strong internet connection. This means that people are not taking such a big risk by moving to a new country and having to find a new job as they can continue with their existing job and live in a different country.
These are just a few of the main reasons that many of today’s younger generations are packing their bags and moving to a different country, which can certainly be an incredible and eye-opening experience.