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Here’s How to Actually Live and Work Abroad
So, you want to move to Canada? Or New Zealand, or Australia or another English-speaking, culturally adjacent country not run by our current president? After many elections, Americans threaten to get out of dodge–and 2016 was no different. The New Zealand and Canadian immigration websites saw record traffic following Donald Trump's electoral victory, and more than a few people have actually taken the plunge. Are you ready to join them?
Francesca and Rebecca talk about the realities of starting over in another country and what it takes to actually pick up and move. They get tips from Suketu Mehta, who grew up in India and came to America when his family immigrated to New York in the 1970s. In a recent piece for the New York Times, Mehta urged more Americans to consider the expat life, arguing that it's not just a fantasy of the elite. Young people, in fact, might find a better quality of life outside the U.S. The only catch: You might have to rethink what it means to live abroad, and consider options further outside your comfort zone than our neighbor to the north.