Becoming an expat is exciting, challenging, daunting at times, stressful but at the same time can really enrich your life in so many positive ways.
In our fast paced world often little thought is given to day to day issues in your new world which can lead to negative initial experiences due to lack of preparation. Often getting advice and support before you go from your company or friends does not work as they are busy with other priorities.
Many times when people move abroad for work they may not even be given all the facts as their company may want to hide certain aspects of the new environment. This could be due to the company wanting a certain individual to move as their skills are badly needed in the new position.