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Potential expat in the making

Old Nov 25th 2011, 7:03 pm
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Hi,

I'm Nick, 25, British. Leaving the UK has been at the back of my mind for the past 5 years or so, although I've not really been in a position to do anything about it. Recently, it's started to become somewhat more of a practical reality, so I thought I'd join up to talk about it, explore the options, etc.

Possible destinations - in decreasing order of likelihood - include Canada, NZ, Sweden /Finland / Norway, or, if I magically become independently wealthy one day , Brazil or Chile.

My motivations for leaving - and so choice of possible destination countries - are somewhat murky, even (especially?) to myself. Hopefully, I'll be able to sort that out before actually making any permanent decisions! - but I have a relatively negative view of the UK, didn't enjoy growing up here one jot, and simply don't fancy entering its housing market or raising a child here. Obviously, I'm bound to suffer from grass-is-greener syndrome as a result. I must remind myself to keep that in mind at all times!

I'm certainly not planning on doing anything in the near term - a job and a house elsewhere might make a lovely 30th birthday present to myself - but, hello, and I hope to have many interesting and enlightening chats with you all

/Nick
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Old Nov 25th 2011, 8:54 pm
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Hi there and welcome to B.E.

Just stopping by to welcome you to the forum and give you a point of contact should you need any help with the site in general. You can contact me here.

A list of all the moderators and helpers with their relevant countries can be found here.

Not sure where to point you as you have a lomg list of possible destinations but I'm sure that you can find your way around.

Any problems, dont hesitate to PM me.

Enjoy B.E.

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Old Nov 25th 2011, 9:48 pm
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Hey Nick...welcome to BE.

I suggest you take a look down the list of countries in the Living and Moving Abroad forum and take a read through the threads in some of the forums. Also take a look in the BE Wiki...there's loads of information in there.

BE is a large expat website...so it's understandable that you may have problems finding your way around our many forums. We have a team of concierges who will direct you around the website. You can find a list of their names at the bottom right hand side of this page.

For all other problems or concerns please contact a moderator...their names are located at the bottom right hand side of each forum's index page. Moderators' names are in bold font.

Before you post please read any 'sticky' threads or announcements that are posted at the top of each forum's index page.

Please give me a shout if you need any help.
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Old Nov 25th 2011, 10:12 pm
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Hi Nick

I see Jerseygirl has given you the link to our Moving abroad section whee you will find a list of countries which have their own forums . Check out the forums of the countries you have listed as posible destinations by double clicking on the country name and you're in the forum.
Each forum is full of useful information about life in that country for expats, and you can chat with people who are in the porcess of or have moved to those places and made a life there. In most forums there are some sticky threads which are titled in red, which you should read through.

That just leaves me to say welcome to BE and good luck with your future plans.

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Old Nov 26th 2011, 3:24 pm
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Hello and a big welcome to BE.

Excellent information can be found in the BE Wiki, not forgetting the Living and Moving Abroad forum that will help you, another set of great help is the permanent threads at the TOP of each forum, they are very pertinent to that particular forum and makes sensible reading.

Moderators deal with any problems that arise such as inappropriate posts, spammers etc, you will find their names at the bottom right hand side of each forum's index in bold font.

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Old Nov 26th 2011, 7:08 pm
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Hi and welcome!

My husband is from Sweden and I have spent years researching the pros and cons of a move there, so at least in that aspect I might be able to help you a little.

I do totally get the whole thing of wanting to get out of where you are, and I also think it's good you're looking at it from the grass is greener perspective, that should help a lot in adjusting as well as deciding.
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All the best with your planning Nick. We've all been through this process. You'll find lots of info across the different forums and a lot of helpful folks on here.
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Hi lupine_85

A belated welcome to BE. I just wanted to let you know that we've recently added a Scandinavia forum and we have a growing group of members who are in Scandinavian countries or moving there. So if you haven't checked it out yet you can find the forum here: http://britishexpats.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=174

So dig in and say hi and get to know everyone.

Welcome again and please don't hesitate to give one of us a shout if you get stuck on anything.
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