Wednesday, April 5, 2017

How to Make Friends While Traveling Abroad

When anyone travels abroad OR any place within their surroundings they tend to come across many different types of people, be it different religion, hence here you are exposed to their culture, experience and stories. Making friends abroad is very difficult because we come from another country.


Before going to a new place find out from your friends, relative and ex-colleague whether they know anybody living at that place. If at all they know then get in touch with them, meet up for a coffee or a drink and have a chat.

Making new friends  when you move is a bit like dating. You have to go out of your way try and form a connection with new people.

You have already something in common with other travellers. The fact that you’re travelling it is obvious the question asked by the opposite party iswhere have you been? Where are you from?

Introduce yourself to your neighbour see who has the similar lifestyle, kids of similar age, similar professional background.  Find out about the local habits from your neighbours.

Remember one thing by sitting in your house and finding friends is not possible. You have to go out of your way by getting information about local cultural activities, websites, magazines distributed at metro stations etc. Go for different events. Check also for wider expat communities, their public networking events, fairs, parties etc. Everybody makes it a point to attend these types of events of getting to know one another and there is no need to rack your brains as how to start your conversation.

If living in a place doesn’t use the language what you are speaking then it becomes difficult so, enrol your name for some language course which is used in that place.
You can find friend on online now. MEET UP is the great site that you can join to find out about social events in your area and meet new people.

If sports areyour hobby then it is a great way to make friends who have the similar interest what you have. Many sport and hobby clubs encourage new members from all backgrounds. Voluntary work is another way of keeping yourself involved in charitable work and also making friends.

Making new friends takes efforts and sometimes without realising people aren’t so open to havesomeone new come into their lives.

Popular hangouts can be found in destination throughout the world and hitting the bars can be an ideal way to meet people. Attending organized activities such as quizzes, karaoke nights and racing can also offer you an opportunity to mix with fellow expats and make new friends with them.

It can be hard to make new friends wherever you are in the world. But actually expat community are very welcoming provided you make an effort to get out and meet people. You will find that these tips have really worked by making a lot of friends.


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