How can you find your comfort abroad?

Adventure is attempted. Not for everyone, yet for those who are always chasing something new. In fact, an adventure is very exciting and brings up different emotions similar to butterflies in the belly when you fall in love. You feel excited and afraid at the same time. You start to wonder “ How is it going to be like?”; “ Who are going to be my friends?“; How is my life going to be after all?”; “Am I going to be capable of managing everything?”. These are just a few examples of thoughts that can cross our minds, and the answers are endless.  

Following this line of thought, we might feel out of our comfort zone, when we jump into a new world. Sometimes, it could feel like a parallel universe, because from one second to another, everything changed. Now it’s time to start from zero. How can we find out comfort in another country? 

  1. First of all, it is crucial to make new friendships. Feeling good in a place is also about the people who are around you and that you share time with. The first step is to get to know people and make new friends. Once, you feel a connection with someone, the place will feel cosier and homier;

2. Another important step is to establish new habits. In the beginning, a feeling of alignment can cross our minds, yet, the secret is to create a new routine. After we implement new habits in our lives, our minds can become clear and organized;

3. Travel can also be the answer. When we are abroad, we should make the best of it, and, travel, can be an amazing experience. Travelling around and discovering a new culture, and new landscape can be really recharging for our souls.

4. In each place, it is essential to have our ‘spot’. This means we should find a new spot that makes us feel good about it. In other words, a space to create new memories with people we are getting to know.  After a while, it will become familiar and comfortable. Thus, don’t forget: find your spot!

Furthermore, there is, nothing better than a quote to inspire your day!

 “Be willing to be uncomfortable. Be comfortable being uncomfortable. It may get tough, but it’s a small price to pay for living a dream.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Peter Mac Williams

When you’ll apply for an internship in the US, USA Internships, it is also important to get some insights about travelling and living abroad. We recommend you to check out our latest post “What you should know about the USA”  in the section of our blog dedicated to inspiration.

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Marina Fernandes
Marina Fernandes

Master's in Marketing and Strategy | University of Minho

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