Moving abroad as an expat is an exciting and adventurous thing to do. It will be stressful and tiring but it is most definitely worth taking the chance to do.
For us as a family having an adventure abroad has taught us so much about ourselves and about other people from different cultures too. 20 months into our stay in the USA and we are still learning new things everyday. We are so pleased to have been able to give our children this experience of living away from our home country. I often thought that it would be better to do an expat experience when the children are smaller but our girls are older (one teenager and one tween) and they have gained so much more than they would have done when they were little. My daughter who is nearly 14 years old is delighted that she can learn to drive a car this year! To me that is as if I’m putting my baby behind the wheel but she is so excited as this would not have been an opportunity she would have had in England.
I recently gave an interview for Expat Arrivals all about our experience of living in Bentonville, Arkansas, USA. Follow this link to see what I was asked.