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Living Abroad Successfully Part 1: Understand & make a conscious decision

Rachel Smets, Trainer, TEDx Speaker & Author

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9 Videos (35m)
    • Introduction to Living Abroad Successfully

    • Why I created this course & own experiences

    • What is an expat?

    • Are you the one?

    • Key Topics to consider before deciding.

    • Clarify your reason to move

    • Occupation Opportunities Abroad

    • Benefits and Outcome of Living Abroad

    • Conclusion part 1 - What's next?


About This Class

Living Abroad Successfully Part 1: decide and prepare

Do you wish you could live abroad? Where would you go? What would you do once you got there? Whether your dream is to escape your current life, become a digital nomad, explore new career paths or just enjoy life elsewhere, this course is for you.

Living Abroad can be either an amazing experience for your to enjoy, or a real disaster. To avoid the pitfalls, this course is designed to take you through every step of your journey. Regardless of your reason to move, you will learn about everything there is to consider. So, all you need to do is apply the knowledge to your own situation.

First things first. No matter what you’ll do or where you’ll go, this entire journey starts with: YOU! This course begins with setting your intentions, creating self-awareness,  so you make all the following, right decisions for your situation. You will learn exactly what to plan and prioritize so you can truly enjoy your stay abroad.

This course is designed through a combination of own experiences, research, numerous expat interviews and the book I wrote.

This class is Part 1 of a series of 3:

Part 1: Make a conscious decision through understanding what's to come

Part 2: Key topics to prepare for success

Part 3: Settle in smoothly, understand the culture and feel at ''Home''

  • In this course, you will learn to:
    •     Understand the psyche of an expat
    •     Make successful decisions about your new journey
    •     Understand your personal goals
    •     Clarify your reason to move
    •     Learn about job options
    •     Plan and be prepared for what comes next
    •     Live life without regrets thinking, “if only I had done it”

Any uncertainty or fear you’re experiencing can be lessened, or avoided altogether, if you’re well-prepared for what’s to come.

Outcome of moving abroad:
Moving abroad is a journey full of opportunities and challenges that will strengthen you as a person, often unconsciously. You become more flexible, more  adaptable to various situations, your intercultural knowledge will expand, and with every new interaction, you’ll build new relationships. The amount of confidence you gain can be incredible and will provide you with extra benefits to all areas of life.

Target Audience:

This course is for anybody over 18 years old who wishes to go abroad for more than just a few weeks holiday.
Whether you’re single or married, with children or without. Maybe you’re employed and being sent abroad by your organization, or maybe you’ve decided you need a change and want to move on your own. You can be a student, a volunteer, or someone dreaming of finding a job abroad.


Have fun, smile, and just GO!


3 of 3 students recommendSee All

Clear, easy to follow and very instructive class that will help you plan your move abroad!
Margarita Bourkova

artist | dreamer | infp

Are you thinking about moving abroad, or actually in the process of making that BIG step? Then, you need to make sure that you are prepared! Rachel gives a logical plan of action, a voice of reason and some essential advice on clarifying your real reasons for moving. This course has been created by someone who has walked the walk. If you want a frank, honest and considered guide to living abroad, then you should take the time to watch this course - BEFORE you embark on that next big adventure!
Robin Slee

Let your inner artist out!





Rachel Smets

Trainer, TEDx Speaker & Author

-> Living Abroad Successfully: What, Where, When, How

All you need to know when considering to ''actually LIVE'' abroad. From Money matters, to jobs, housing, but also dealing with the culture shock, language issues, settling in, and much more. Also included you'll find many practical checklists to make your life abroad feel like 'home'.

-> Awaken Your Confidence:

A book that will help you build your co...

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