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Why everyone should try living abroad

20 June 2014


How to move abroad


Dear Jet Set Babe

I would like to tell you that I am totally in love with your blog and I am reading your blog for a year now. It inspires me and forms an inspirational platform for me. Your personal story excited me the most. I admire the fact that you chose to leave your home country and kind of explore the world on your own. I dream to do this also by myself. I am 17 years old and just finished my first year of University. I always question myself if I should go and leave everything and explore the world on my own. I feel the strong desire to leave my operating base and start ‘living’. My question is, are you happy afterwards your experiences in foreign countries, or would you just have studied and being stuck in the same routine? 


How to move abroad


Thank you sweety! :)

I thought to answer your email in a post as I’ve had many requests from readers about this topic – moving abroad. Many seem to be wanting but not everyone feel confident to do it – which I understand.

Moving abroad is absolutely amazing but at the same time can be very challenging! You get two of both worlds :)

To answer your question, I’m VERY happy to have taken my guts and moved abroad. Not only once, but several times.


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It has given me unforgettable memories, amazing new friends and simply made me grow so much as a person.

The life experience you get living alone abroad, is priceless. When I get kids and they grow up, I will encurage them to do the same thing, take a gap year or so to discover the world because I know how valuable this experience is. (Unless I become a freaky over protective mother, then maybe I’ll take this back :) )

With regards to the rest, I think I’ve summarized it quite well in this post of Moving Abroad.

My advice is: Just do it! You won’t regret it, and it feels always scarier than it actually is! Just make sure you have a proper plan, some savings and the ability to be street smart and not act on any foolish ideas. Life is an adventure after all, Live it :)


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3 Responses to “Why everyone should try living abroad”

  1. Hayley says:

    Perfect post decision doll, I am moving abroad in a couple months, and could not be more excited! I love travel, and I could never imagine staying in the same place, let alone country, all my life! I love your blog and look forward to more amazing topics such as this! They really hit the spot!

  2. Annie says:

    I just love this post and I can really relate to it. I moved from a small town in Holland to Los Angeles on my own when I was 18. Everyone thought I was crazy, but it turned out to be the best decision I ever made! It made me really grow. It can be scary to leave everything you know behind and start all over again, but it is so much fun! As a young naive small town girl I made a lot of stupid mistakes and have been around of wrong people in the big city, but I’ve learned a lot from that. And seeing everything you’ve accomplished on your own, starting from the bottom, is the best feeling in the world! I really wanted to go to college, but I’m still very young and I’ll have all the time for that. I actually moved again to another country where I’m in university right now, cause I wanted to see so much more of the world! Moving abroad when you’re young really is the best thing to do!

  3. julia says:

    Love your blog!!!

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