By Athena Harris [Guest Author from www.housinganywhere.com]
One of the biggest challenges when you are moving to study or teach English abroad is finding a place to live that will enable you to make the most of your international experience. There is so much to take into consideration like budget, amenities & proximity to work or school. Naturally you want to be close cultural attractions, or perhaps the best cafes and nightlife. It’s just a lot of big decisions and responsibilities which you have to base on aspects of your life which you had never even asked yourself about until right there and then. My advice: take it as a period of discovery, during which you are not only going to be finding out about who you are but also become much more insightful as to how people surrounding you are.
While abroad, doing a Flatshare (sharing an apartment) with people from other cultures is a great way of getting the most out of this discovery phase and these days, chances are that you will be living with with people from all over the world, all with their own habits and ways. This is a situation, which will take some time to adjust to, here are some tips to making the process go smoother.