Don’t allow anyone to rattle you. If you are feeling lost, don’t commit to anything or make flash decisions. Take a breather first and analyze your situation. If you are organized, you would always have a back-up plan. You would know what you are getting into, how it would cost, and who’s got your back. You should also make sure you have access to local currency as soon as you land. Within a week or two, you should have a bank account, local mobile phone, and a credit card that is accepted in the country without international charges. Many local banks offer a credit card system that is guaranteed by a minimum deposit amount from you.
Double Check The Documents You Need
Your budget could go way out of whack if you happen to be holding the wrong visa or work permit. Make sure you have everything checked by the country’s embassy before leaving home.
Do Research on the Country
It is necessary to know the country you will be living in so that you can avoid making unnecessary expenses. Every country has its own quirks such as expensive taxis, price difference for locals and for foreigners (consider yourself a local if you will be living in the area), and any misconceptions the locals may have of people from your country. For example, Japanese tend to be careful when dealing with young Americans because of the idea that Americans are party-going, noisy persons who love to drink too much. Being in a conservative country, you have to expect these kinds of barriers and deal with them accordingly without being disrespectful.
In summary, while there are many details to think about especially with regards to money, as long as you think before you speak and avoid flashing your wealth around, you should be able to blend in eventually.
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