On top of the clear stress of moving to another country, one must deal with the added pressure of being a good Expatriate. An Ambassador for your home country if you will. Assuming you want to leave the place better than you found it and pave a positive road for those that come after you, being a good expatriate should be something you strive to achieve. It’s a conscious and daunting task but one that’s proven to increase the benefits of your stay. Not only from a personal one but a humanistic one as well.
The expatriate may be a retiree looking to live out their golden years in paradise. Or a Peace Corp volunteer providing much-needed education to indigenous peoples. But whatever your position, engagement with the local community is essential. Here we give you a few tips on how to be a good Ex-Pat.