Moving Abroad After Uni
With the glorious UK weather and a … shall we say… rocky… political climate, is it any wonder more and more of the British Youth are packing up their troubles and hopping on a plane to get far away from here?
It’s all good and well saying that you will be moving abroad after Uni but there is more to it than that. There is a lot to think about… a lot to do and you will need to get well and truly clued up before you make any major decisions. That being said, it is a perfectly doable venture with hundreds of UK graduates doing the very same year in and year out.
Moving abroad takes some doing. It will require the assistance of an international removals company. Depending on where you are going, there will be shipping and airfreight options for getting all of your belongings to another country. Often, students travel light and prefer not to take everything with them. For that, you might want to use a storage company.
Where to Go?
With the World as your Oyster, it can be difficult to decide where to go. From a personal perspective, you may be attracted to the incredible heat of Australia or the impressive Cities of the USA. Then there are the awe-inspiring landscapes of Canada or perhaps the stable economy of Germany is appealing to you. It is easy to go with whatever tickles your fancy but your best bet is to look into the work opportunities around the world and head somewhere that your skills and qualifications are relevant.
How to Find a Job Abroad
One of the most important things you’ll need to think about when considering a move overseas after Uni is whether you will find work. There are opportunities to be had, you just need to look in the right places and do your research. You will find plenty of useful information on finding work abroad here.
Language barriers can be an issue and you will need to glean whether your qualifications are recognised in the country you are planning on moving to.
You will need to apply for your visa before you go, this can take a long time so as soon as you start thinking about going, you’ll want to get the ball rolling with this. You will need to have a skill which is needed in that specific country.
Visa requirements will vary depending on the regulations of that country, so you must look into what the specific requirements are before you move. For visa applications, visit the embassy or the website of the country. You can complete your visa application online.
Budgeting and Costs
Moving abroad will naturally cost you a bob or two. The costs will include your flights, removal company costs, visas and your rent once you’re there. There are some great tips for moving on a budget that you can check out.
You Still Need to Pay Back your Student Loan
Something that is important to remember is that you are still required to pay back your student loan when you move abroad. If you will be going for more than 3 months then you must inform the Student Loans Company and give them details of what your income will be overseas. If you fail to inform them that you are going abroad and payments are not made, you could incur penalties.
Reasons to Go
So, while there is a fair bit of admin, planning and … doing, to be done. Moving abroad as a graduate will be an exhilarating experience. If you need more reasons to take the plunge…
Embrace your Youth – You are only young once. Go now, before you settle down.
Travel the World – Going abroad to work will open further possibilities of working in other countries and you will get the travel bug.
Languages and Culture – Living in another country and immersing yourself in another culture will add so much value. You may even be able to pick up a new language which can further boost your work eligibility.
Career Opportunities – The experience you can pick up working in different countries will broaden your work experience and boost your CV.
There are always a million reasons not to do something but don’t bother yourself with negativity. There are so many reasons to do it… Start as you mean to go on.
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