The infographic below, How to Survive Your First Year Living Abroad, is a helpful guide for anyone contemplating a move out of the U.S., or people who have already made the move and are struggling to gain a firm foothold on their new ground.
To summarize the infographic, it could be said that the two most important principles for a life abroad are to stay busy and get informed. The more you interact with the local people, the more you expose yourself to the local culture, the more you see and the more you do, the less strange everything will be. And although the best way to learn is by doing, reading up and getting an education on tax requirements and other financial matters will be of great value in money matters large and small, from wealth preservation to setting the weekly food budget.
For more tips and techniques for a fast and enjoyable transition to overseas living, please continue reading below.
Graphic created by Expat CPA.