(Closed) Would You Be Willing to Move/Live Internationally?

posted 10 years ago in Home
  • poll: If given the opportunity ... would you be willing to relocate and live internationally with your SO?

    Yes - I'd move anywhere in the world and never look back.

    No - I wouldn't be willing to live internationally away from my family and friends.

    Yes - My SO is not from the same country I am and I plan to relocate to be with him.

    Yes - But only for a short period of time with a known end date.

    Other - explain below

  • Post # 47
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I don’t think I could commit to something like this forever but I would absolutely move with a timeline in mind. The company that Fiance co-owns is based in Paris since that’s where his business partner lives. We’ve discussed possibly moving there at some point. Even if its just for 6 months to a year, I think it would be an incredible experience. 

    Post # 48
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    3613 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

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    @UpstateCait: Does your FI’s business partner want to adopt me? Since I’m already married, that’s the best I can offer ๐Ÿ˜‰ Man, I want to live in Paris soooo bad.

    Post # 49
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

    If I knew I could make a living and it were somewhere I felt I could eventually get over the culture shock, yes, I would permanently relocate. I would not be willing to relocate long-term (more than a few months) for a project, though–it would completely derail my husband’s career to go with me, or mine to go with him. It would have to be forever, so it would have to be somewhere I’d actually want to live.

    Post # 50
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    10283 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

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    @meliss: His business partner is a fabulous gay man so I don’t think you’d be his type anyways, lol. =)

    Post # 51
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    857 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Hmm. My husband has brought this up a couple of times. He considered going to London because you can get certified in embryo work (with cows) a lot cheaper/easier than over here, but I think he is over that. That would’ve been a very temporary thing too because we’d come back to his family’s ranch to put his schooling to use.

    Now he is talking about Argentina or Brazil. I’m not sure if he is joking or not. I told him not Brazil because I speak Spanish, not Portuguese, and I think it’d be easier to help him learn if I already have a relatively good grasp of the language. I really don’t know anything about daily life in Argentina, and it sounds stressful that’d I’d be the one to do all the communicating for us. We’d move there for something with the cattle business too. A satellite ranch or something? Who knows.

    If I got to choose, I think MAYBE Australia, but we are both nervous about the snakes and spiders, and if they even have scorpions out there. I said we could spray like my aunt and uncle in Arizona do, but he said only really rich people can afford to do that, even here in the U.S. What do you folks in Australia have to say about that…. True? I’m a total arachnophobe. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d also be cool with the Great Britain, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, New Zealand, some island nations in the Caribbean, and Canada.

    I’d miss my family, but I rarely see ANYONE anyway. I live in the boonies as it stands. My only stipulation is that dogs and cat HAVE to come.

    Post # 52
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    2116 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    As somebody who is going through this, I must let you know that its much more difficult than you could ever imagine. It takes you away from everything you belong to. Australia is an amazing, beautiful, fun, interesting country and I’m so glad I’ve been able to experience my fiance’s culture (yes, even a country like Australia has a different culture than the US) but it has been incredibly difficult. I’ve cried probably 100 times because I’ve been homesick.. the smallest things can trigger it- ie.  I missed October in Chicago which is the most beautiful month of the year to me, I go to specific grocery stores lately here because they are more like the US… Some people think of leaving their country as simply an adventure, and it is, but its barely been a year since I left and I can tell you, its incredibly difficult

     

    Note: I don’t think being a traveller helps you prepare either.. I’ve been to more than 10 other countries and experienced a lot of culture in my life and it doesn’t make it any easier to miss you mom/the weather/time with your friends/etc

    Post # 53
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    503 posts
    Busy bee

    I’d love to! The experience alone would be exciting!

    Post # 54
    Bee
    2360 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

    I’m in the “up to 2 years, depends on the place” boat, but we talk about this all the time!

    Post # 55
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I would definitely move in a heartbeat!  I love to travel and experience different cultures.  I’d need some kind of a timeline though; I’d miss my family and friends too much to move away permanently.  I traveled to Belgium this fall and it was an amazing trip.  I’d love to see more of the world!

    Post # 57
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    2390 posts
    Buzzing bee

    If I could get a job there as well, I would be MUCH more likely to go than if I couldn’t. That’s kind of my two cents. 

    Post # 58
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    4765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I already am and have no plans to go back.

    Post # 59
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    289 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Our dream is to move all over the world for the next twenty years, and then maybe settle down in one place. I’m a first generation immigrant and he’s worked internationally, so we know what we’re up for. We’ll see, two years in one place and I start to get really restless, but I know not everyone feels that way!

    We’re willing to go just about anywhere, but going to Abu Dhabi again (he worked there, I visited) would be near the bottom of the list. It’s just so BORING after the first week or so. Plus, neither of us could be comfortable with the expat lifestyle there while watching the poor treatment of migrant laborers.

    Post # 60
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    2828 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    This is a difficult question because it is not so much just a cut and dry yes or no. You might say yeah sure let’s do it! But Immigrations and Visa applications/acceptances might say one big fat NO.

    I think I would be okay living abroad for a while, but I really do love Canada & I am sure I would get homesick eventually.

    Post # 61
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    923 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’m moving to Canada to be with Fiance, which I know isn’t as international as Europe or Asia or all those other exotic places…  ๐Ÿ™‚  It is an adjustment though.

    We’re going to be there 5 years max – really 4 years by the time I move out there.  This is FI’s first job and he’s looking to advance, and we both want to end up back in the states eventually.

    That being said, I was born in Canada and lived there my first 4 years and I seriously cried tears of joy when Fiance accepted the job in Vancouver.  For as long as I can remember it’s been the #1 city I dreamed of living in.  I can’t wait to be a full time Canadian again.  ๐Ÿ™‚

    When Fiance was still going to academic route there was a possibility of him needing to live and research in Germany for a couple years.  I was on board for the adventure, but I admit the idea of it scared the crap out of me.

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