I Moved to Another Country

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 319 People

    Hope For The Best

    I'm 16 and I was born and raised New York, US. 2 years ago my parents told me we were going on a "vacation" to Paraguay (where my parents are from) but turns out they lied to me and we ended up living here. At first it was good because I was like a tourist but then reality kicked...
    Dreeambig Dreeambig
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 1, 2013

    Home Is Where The Heart Is

    I'm 16 and I moved from Canada to Germany 2 years ago. At first I was excited because my life is Canada was filled with pain. But when I arrived here and realised I'd be alone in a foreign country with an abusive father everything changed. I was going to an international school...
    AwkwardnessCentral AwkwardnessCentral
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 20, 2013

    I moved to Warsaw 4 days ago,

    work related. I'm supposed to stay here for a few months, but things are not as I expected. It's kind of weird. I'm staying at the hotel, I don't understand the language and I have no friends here. Sometimes I would go to have a coffee or maybe a beer after work, but I'm all...
    Iulia555 Iulia555
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 1, 2014

    I moved to Qatar 4 months ago

    and I have to say it's an amazing place . There are more Indians than any other nationality . All the good is really sugary and a lot of Qataris have diabetes . The money they have is unreal , my business partner is a powerful billionaire , everytime we speak I did out he has...
    astinio astinio
    22-25, M
    13 Responses Feb 25, 2014

    I moved from France to Sweden

    for two years ago :) now I continue high school and can speak Swedish as second language and English as third language.
    otoumie otoumie
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 15, 2014

    I Moved to Another Country

    To encapsulate five years of experience into a short paragraph: I met a Swedish man, fell in love, jumped through bureaucratic hoops, sold nearly all my possessions, moved to Sweden, learned Swedish, got a job, got a better job, got citizenship, broke up with the boyfriend...
    galestorm galestorm
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Oct 10, 2006

    I'm a vietnamese girl

    who moved to australia for 5 years. I loved it there and now that i'm back in my home country, i'm still struggling even though it's been a year. I feel lonely, i don't have any friends here, my best friend is in australia, i don't belong at school. It hurts, and i'm always so...
    hoailinh hoailinh
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Oct 28, 2014

    I moved to the UK from South Africa

    when I was 9. It's weird, I can't remember what it was like there so much that it feels like a different life. I hate that
    nomegusta nomegusta
    18-21, F
    Jul 3, 2014


    I have lived in Canada ever since I was born. Up until 2 years ago. 4 years ago, my father decided to move to South America to fulfill his and his mother's (my grandmother's) dream of owning a hotel. So, we sold our house and moved into my grandmother's house (I had a deep...
    awkotaco123 awkotaco123
    13-15, F
    1 Response Dec 16, 2012

    Today i moved to Holland,

    it's wierd to suddenly be living in a different country but i've been here before so i know my way around fairly well. I am going to miss seeing my friends, though
    Daner3 Daner3
    26-30, F
    Oct 16, 2014

    I'm new here and I've made this account to

    kinda just talk because no one I know has dealt with what I'm dealing right now. So basically I have moved to the middle east from the U.S and I have never lived in the middle east. (I'm middle eastern) but where I moved its literal hell like hell. I left all my friends back in...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 7, 2015

    Australia To Thailand

    I am moving to Thailand for roughly 12 months in only six sleeps, SIX! I am starting to freak out at the idea of moving away from all my friends and my school. I have started Distance Education and I am slowly starting to pack my things, as I am only taking over a large backpack...
    11rambles11 11rambles11
    13-15, F
    Jul 17, 2011

    I moved to Hungary about a year ago

    for my fathers job. Im still learning the lagnuage :( I really want a friend though and maybe a lover :)? Im in Budapest. I dont really know my surrounding but maybe someone can help :)
    deleted deleted
    Jul 2, 2014

    Hi my name is kimberley I moved to Kenya from

    the UK 4 years ago, And still haven't found any friends. I have been feeling really alone, isolated, and depressed. My husband doesn't understand and tells me im moaning to much, Its getting so bad now that im thinking on going home. My husband is a kenyan so this is he's home...
    Moonshadowrising Moonshadowrising
    41-45, F
    Apr 7, 2014

    I was born in the Philippines,

    but I moved to America when I was six years old because my mom got a job here. I have only my mom and dad with me, but they've divorced since our move. I don't really remember when my mom told me, or what my reaction was to moving here. I was six and I guess I didn't think much...
    minjjangxx minjjangxx
    18-21, F
    Mar 8, 2015

    I moved to my husband's country 3 year ago

    and I'm not happy. I dont feel I fit, dont have friends or job. i am at home with my 3 years old son all the time. we just go out to buy groceries or the doctor or the playground. back in my country i had a carrier, friends and family. what can i do? would it be possible for me...
    hongita hongita
    31-35, F
    May 23, 2015

    I moved from the UK to korea,

    then from korea to Australia :)
    Confused848 Confused848
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 8, 2014

    South African Oz Princess

    Well, basically the group name gives this away. I moved from South Africa 2 months ago to Australia. I have lived in South Africa my whole life and thats where my memories and friends are. I grew alot there, I learnt who I was and I had a great support group of friends. I was...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 26, 2009

    I have just moved to Germany.

    My friends and family are in my home country and I miss them a lot. I also find it a bit difficult to find new friends here. Apparently I am not very good at making friends or it gets more difficult with age.
    scenicisland scenicisland
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 20, 2015

    Almost 3 Weeks In.

    I moved to the UK because of my parent's job, after being 13 years in Argentina (I basically grew up there). And I had to leave my big sister, all my friends, my enourmous family, and just everything I know and come to this whole new continent, and not knowing anybody and not...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 17, 2013

    Making The Right Choice

    I am in the process of leaving SA and going to live in London with my three kids. I know it wont be easy being a single parent but I am looking forward to the challenge. Its a big decision I have to make and sometimes wonder if its the right one? I guess I will never know untill...
    mizztazz mizztazz
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jun 9, 2010

    I was born in Makati City,

    Philippines. At age 4-5, I moved to Jakarta, Indonesia. 2 years later, I moved back to Manila, Philippines. 6 years later, I moved to Singapore. 6 months later, I moved to New Jersey, USA. It'll be 6 yrs here in 2 months. Let's hope we stay :)
    xxXxSkyxXxx xxXxSkyxXxx
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 19, 2014

    Moving Away

    Im 16 and about 6 months ago i moved to america from england with family because of my dads job. Im at school out here and im not enjoying it. I miss my friends alot and havent made many new friends. Im going back to england at christmas for 2 weeks and i am thinking...
    brooke100 brooke100
    1 Response Dec 13, 2008

    From a Land of Eternal Summer to the Cold, Cold Land of the Rising Sun

    i'm from indonesia. most people would recognize it by bali.. and NO, indonesia is NOT in bali, bali is IN indonesia. we only have two seasons: dry and rainy. we speak in a language called bahasa indonesia, which simply means indonesian language, and we write using the...
    ururumeru ururumeru
    Jan 19, 2009

    As a kid (and currently) my dad was in the Air

    Force so when I was really young, from the ages of 3-6, I lived in Hochspeyer, Germany. I got to travel all around Europe and have since moved back to the US. I have been lucky to go visit Europe again and go to see my old house and town in Germany.
    HappyHart5 HappyHart5
    18-21, F
    Jul 17, 2014

    You'll Always Be The Outsider!

    I still remember the thoughts running through my head as the plane raced down the runway for take-off; it was an endless repetition of : "What have you done? Are you crazy? Am I prepared to live with my decision?" Taking a last glimpse at Table Mountain as the plane banked and...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 25, 2012

    USA To Holland!

    I was tired of living in the US, met a guy over the internet, fell in love and packed my bags. It was a bumpy ride but made new friends and adopted new pets. I look back and saw Wow sometimes. I know this was meant to be.
    NorthWind NorthWind
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Dec 18, 2006

    I am English and live in England.

    Yes it doesn't seem that adventurous but I have recently moved back here from Australia after being there for almost 6 years. Everyday I wish I was still there and it was not my choice to come back 😢
    rywilk98 rywilk98
    18-21, M
    Aug 23, 2015

    England To Canada

    At the age of 21 I graduated University got offered a job in Canada and moved....  and I dont regret it...and it was probably one of the bravest things I have ever done.... but sometimes I get really lonely....and sometimes it's hard and nobody really knows me...and all that...
    Lostmk Lostmk
    22-25, F
    Nov 13, 2010

    Sssooooo when I was 14 I moved to a country in

    which I didn't know the language. I took the plane on a Friday and was enrolled in an all American English high school by Monday. For the first six months I sat down in class and smiled a lot. When people approach me I would attempt to understand them, I would ask for...
    iAMgina90 iAMgina90
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 3, 2014

    Japan to Us!

    I was born and raised in Chibaaaa (^∇^)... and later went to school in Tokyo..! I majored in International Business / Econ, minored in English, in college and after I graduated I had an offer with a company in America! So I move here to work and live...
    AyaPanda AyaPanda
    22-25, F
    Mar 14, 2008
    deleted deleted
    Jul 19, 2015

    Ecuador To Faeroe!

    Torsàvn. Beautiful town. Beautiful place. Wonderful friendly lovely people. Capital of Faeroe Islands. Contrast this to the Galapagos. A beautiful,wonderful place where I spent twenty four years, my first years, my homeland. A place where sea lions and fur seals came up to see...
    MummaToAZoo MummaToAZoo
    41-45, F
    Mar 14, 2013

    I moved to Saudi Arabia

    for work and the first time to work overseas. At first it was totally different. Life here is very restricted. You have to respect their culture otherwise you will be put to jail. :) As time goes by and I will be celebrating my 2nd anniversary in this country, i thought life...
    KarlJoseph KarlJoseph
    31-35, M
    1 Response Feb 26, 2014

    I Had A Huge-*** Garage Sale And Moved To Sri Lanka

    And as I write this I think to myself 'what the Christ was I thinking?' I'm in some guy's house sleeping on a cheap foam mattress fending off ants and mosquitoes. My idea in coming here was to get out of my comfort zone, shed my security blanket and change my life. 'So, you're...
    sp3gold sp3gold
    36-40, M
    1 Response Oct 5, 2013

    England To Brazil

    When I first decided to move to Brazil with my (now ex) husband, I don´t think I´d really thought it through all that well. I had assumed it would be just like taking a long holiday and if things went wrong, we´d move back. After four years, a divorce and several house moves...
    lilyofthe lilyofthe
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 9, 2012

    First we moved from Germany to Iraq.

    Then from Iraq to France. France to Germany. Germany to England.
    QueenLemurMomo QueenLemurMomo
    22-25, F
    Apr 27, 2014

    Glad I'm Back

    ...and high-tailed it right back here! Loved the adventure, but Dorothy got it straight...there is no place like home.
    aftermath aftermath
    61-65, F
    4 Responses Jul 26, 2008

    I love the feeling of growth

    and development this experience has given me. I'm doing an international study and meeting people from all around the world is really interesting and exciting. However, it also involves some downsides. I miss home from time to time. I have moved before but with the possibility...
    SoftFreudianSlippers SoftFreudianSlippers
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 8, 2015

    I lived in Germany for around 10 years

    before moving to Australia. This is where I learned much of my English (which now consists of many terms used in Australia). I only lived here for about two years until I moved to France where I live now, mastering French and improving my English.
    Blizzardpaw Blizzardpaw
    18-21, F
    Aug 12, 2014

    I moved to Europe for my husband.

    We moved here because he has an apartment here, and a job, and he makes more money than I do (easy now, i make 0 dollars, euros excuse me) so here I am familyless friendless, jobless, I feel very lonely and sad, He is also leaving soon for about 3 months for a gig across the...
    carolina87 carolina87
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Nov 27, 2014

    America To Germany

    I moved to Frankfurt 4 years ago to marry the love of my life. I took a accelerated language course at a university for 3 months and had a broad enough command of the language to speak it on a daily basis and learn from conversing. I loved Germany and Europe, it had it's low...
    GlowFrog GlowFrog
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 28, 2013

    From Germany To Switzerland...

    I moved from Germany to Switzerland coz I got a good job. Am living here for 4 months now and I never regret anything. The place is beautiful, the people friendly, my flat perfect =) I think that I am very lucky to live here. There is no part of my body, that wants to go back...
    blumenmeer blumenmeer
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 1, 2011

    Take a Chance

    I moved from the UK to the States a year ago next month to follow My heart and be with the love of My life.  I had the choice of risk everything I had known and follow My heart, or follow through with ending My life.. I have never regretted the choice I made even though...
    alabastardragon alabastardragon
    36-40, M
    3 Responses May 31, 2007

    From South Africa to Slovenia; My dad's

    originally from Slovenia. I'm now over 20 years in Slovenia, but I still consider myself South African. Life here is OK. With a little desire & effort you can manage easily. Don't like the Slovenes too much though, that's why I simply WILL NOT consider myself Slovene. But the...
    Robberto Robberto
    41-45, M
    Jan 31, 2016
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