- File Size: 595 KB
- Print Length: 127 pages
- Publication Date: July 16, 2019
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07TCJJ71G
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #624,313 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Moving Abroad: The Essentials: Everything you need to know about getting a job, finding a house, managing your budget... and much more (Smoovster Master Guides Book 1) Kindle Edition
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First, she has you determine what you are looking for. Your must-haves, as opposed to your nice-to-haves. Are you looking for great weather, or maybe an English-speaking country? Once you have identified those, you move on to selecting what criteria matter to you. Is it healthcare, schools, politics, economy? Only after you have considered all of this should you make a decision.
Then the author discusses the dreaded paperwork issues. What you need to move to your dream area.
Followed by chapters on jobs and income; what type of home do you want, rent or buy. How to pack up and ship your belongings to your new country. Education, healthcare, and on and on.
And the author provides handy little checklists to use to make your decisions easy to follow and remember.
It's all packed into this great little book!
I'm especially excited about it, as my wife and I are contemplating a move to Europe in the next two to three years. We have been going back and forth over should it be Italy, or should it be France, or maybe Spain? Using this book, we will be able to intelligently narrow down our choices. It's a great thing!
Throughout the book, the author has her audience considering and researching various aspects of a move abroad. While the general information she shares fits better within a broader context and is not country specific, it is still full of questions to give the reader a chance to take a step back and think about the various things that could otherwise be overlooked in the long and demanding process of relocating to another country. From the necessity of being confident your travel papers are in order to tips on choosing the telecommunications that is best for you to thoughts on human enrichment and more, I felt Firican did a well rounded job in pointing out the many parts of the whole. I also thought the links she provided were helpful with more detailed views, and the zoomed in pictures she included were appealing.
While I was impressed with how the author was able to still provide that personal touch in the moving experience despite not knowing the destination, I think my favorite chunks of information would have to be the diverse experiences of others who considered and followed through with their moves. Why did this person decide not to move after all? Why did one couple fall in love with their new country while their friends who made the same move later, didn't feel the same way? For me, these sidebars filled with the different outlooks and feelings of others really helped to support the vast considerations already in place.
Finally, I also really appreciated the thoughtful, sporadic words of encouragement. It is a lot of time, dedication, and research for anyone to make something so involved finally happen. I liked how Firican took notice of even the smallest of accomplishments as the reader got closer to moving day. It felt like she was not just trying to prepare her audience in thinking about the parts of the whole, but also wanted to help keep her readers on schedule through these quick acknowledgments and motivations. For me, it just felt like another example of that personal touch that did not go unnoticed.
Overall, I loved Moving Abroad: The Essentials. I thought it was a constructive, comprehensive, and useful resource that new and even experienced international movers could find value in.
Since I’m a consummate list-maker, I particularly like the detailed check lists that are provided. Much of the information is country or region specific, which is also very valuable. In addition, the author also includes real stories and helpful advice from people who have already experienced their move abroad. All in all, it’s a great resource for anyone contemplating such a massive decision
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this book for review.
I loved the checklists and the format. The lists on comparing costs and knowing what's important to you were very valuable. If you're thinking of moving to another country this is a great resource.
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