One of the reasons why more and more people are getting bitten by the wanderlust bug has to be the rise of Instagram. This gorgeously horrendous social media platform makes it impossible to escape envy as you stare into an endless feed of travel photos, far off cultures and experiences you only wish you could pack into one lifetime, your mind wondering what it would be like to live in one of these places, even if only for a few months, a year max. That’s why working overseas has become a commonplace job requirement among those on the career ladder. It’s a way to see the world and make dreams come true without sacrificing that all-important income.
The problem is, making this your new reality isn’t as simple as just going online, applying for a role and snapping up a job abroad. There are so many little challenges that you need to wrap your head around before you take the leap, all of which can be a bit overwhelming when you are trying to pack your life into a suitcase.
So, without further ado, here is a pretty solid list of everything you might want to think about before you sign on the dotted line and board a plane.