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  • Matt Spencer

Expats these tips are for you!

Updated: Mar 31


Learn the language!

Learning the language is the first and most important tip here. In the beginning, there is no doubt that you will find this challenging but it will become easier as time goes on. In order to understand the new culture, one needs to learn the language, as this will assist you in times of emergency when you need to speak the new language.


Learn local hobbies!

Do you love dancing and you just moved to Africa? You’ll quickly discover that dancing in Africa is extremely traditional. Embrace this and use it to your advantage. You’ll rapidly find compatible folks who will be more than excited to enlighten you on the ins-and-outs of their desires to you. This way you’ll make new friends and have a better understanding of your new country.


Eat like the locals!

Ah, you might be someone who is not open to strange and foreign foods making this tip more difficult for you to achieve. However, even though it may take a while to get used to the food, after some persistence your taste buds will certainly adapt.  This might be the biggest challenge you would need to try and overcome.


Make local friends!

Even though expats are a nice and easy way to gain support and company it doesn’t help only having them as friends as they will someday move away.  In order to intergrade properly, you will need to begin making new friends with the locals. They are the people who can help you with inside guidance and tricks.



Ignore the exchange rate!

It is quite common for many expats to begin fixating over the relevant exchange rate.  Step away from this trap; Exchange rates are for exchanging money and prices are structured around local supply and demand in the local currency. Supposing you’re compensated in that currency, the currency back home is irrelevant.  

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