The extreme excitement, the fear of the unknown… Going abroad ok, it’s motivating but it’s also super scary! Don’t worry, it’s normal: It’s intimidating to start all over again, to adapt to a new environment and to have to find your feet. Do you want to know the location of the nearest supermarket or even decode the intricacies of the local culture?
Here are 5 tips that will help you successfully integrate into your new host country !
Start by immersing yourself in the culture of your host country by visiting its museums, historical monuments and national parks. It will help you better understand the local culture.
Take the time to taste typical dishes. Awaken your senses to new culinary experiences, you will be surprised!
Do not hesitate to consult the Facebook groups to find good deals! Places that pique interest among locals are often the best.
A new country, new codes and therefore new habits to adopt. Whether in the professional or social environment, the codes are not always the same everywhere, so you will have to adapt your behavior.
Seek, for example, to find out more about the dress codes to be respected, the legislation in force with regard to smoking, alcohol consumption, sexual relations outside marriage or prostitution.
To fit in more easily, you need to be able to communicate. If you are an English speaker, it will be easier for you, you will be able to manage quite easily around the world. On the other hand, there are destinations where English is spoken very little or not at all. So learn a few everyday phrases in the local language, it could be really useful to you.
And don’t forget, it’s always nice to see someone make the effort to speak another language especially with your little accent, it seems that it’s sexy!
Spend time with the locals
Meeting new people is the best way to fit in. The moments of sharing are so many opportunities to know the little tricks and live better on a daily basis. It’s nice to be able to expand your circle of friends, and more if affinity…
Don’t hesitate to volunteer, join a sports or leisure club.
Changing your lifestyle is still a challenge and it may take a little longer than expected.
In general, an expatriate takes on average one to two years to feel integrated in their host country. So don’t stress, give yourself some time and take advantage of all the new opportunities available to you!
HEYME World Pass: the international health insurance par excellence
To cope with the often very high hospitalization costs and health expenses abroad, the ideal is to take out international health insurance such as the HEYME World pass. This type of insurance offers you complete cover for unexpected treatment at its actual cost, direct reimbursement in the event of hospitalization with the medical establishment, as well as medical assistance and repatriation.
And in the event of Covid-19, how does it work?
In the event of Covid-19, HEYME Worldpass guarantees you 100% coverage of your health expenses and offers you:
- direct payment of your hospitalization costs;
- the payment of your expenses beyond €750 directly with the healthcare professional;
- coverage of medical and hospitalization costs related to the 2019 Coronavirus disease if you are a student between 16 and 35 years old;
With HEYME Worldpass, you will not advance any costs except for routine consultations or the purchase of medication.
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