7 Disadvantages of Living in a Foreign Country ...

Deciding to relocate and build a new life from scratch is one of the most difficult decisions a person can make because it means leaving your friends, the place you know like the palm of your hand, sometimes even your family and stepping into a relatively or completely unknown territory.

Itโ€™s kind of scary and interesting in the same time and, yes, there is a lot of adapting, learning and socializing youโ€™ll need to do in order to feel at home.

Hereโ€™s a few things that might seem hard to overcome or cope with:

1. Language Barrier

Language Barrier

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You can spend a year or more learning the language spoken in the country of your future residence only to realize that, once you finally get there, everything people say still remains โ€œall Greekโ€ to you.

You will have to update your vocabulary, practice your pronunciation and learn slang and non-scholar terms.

Some people have the ability to adapt and soak in new things very quickly, almost like a super sponge and some never fully adapt.

Some say it has to do with age and that young people learn new languages faster but I honestly think it has more to do with the desire to learn.