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I Moved to Another Country

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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 20, 2013

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    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 16-17 1 Response Dec 13, 2008

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    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

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    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

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    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 16-17, F Jul 17

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    Yep, To The United States...

    It happened when I was 12, and so far, I haven't regretted my mother's decision yet...
    girlanonymous girlanonymous 18-21, F Feb 14, 2011

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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    To Meet My Father

    I grew up in Montana with just my mom. I never really had a father and she would never ever tell me anything about it. Just before she died she gave me his name. I tracked him down online and contacted him. He lives in England, and he wanted me to come out and meet him for a...
    cosmicspeck cosmicspeck 22-25, F Sep 25, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    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 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    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 21-25, F Mar 14, 2008

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    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 26-30 3 Responses Jan 25, 2012

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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    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 18-21 Jan 19, 2009

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    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

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    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 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 26

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    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

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    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

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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 28, 2013

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    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 26-30 1 Response Jul 2

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    U.s. To Italy.

    I was twelve when we moved and I wasn't very happy about it I was having to leave behind my friends and family to go live in a country across the ocean that spoke another language and live in a house that was located in between the house of the mother of my mom's third husband...
    ddshaw ddshaw 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30, 2011

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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 1, 2013

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    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 36-40, F Mar 14, 2013

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    From Seoul, South Korea to the States

    when I was approximately 6 years old.
    AriGALAXY AriGALAXY 13-15, M Aug 7

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    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 16-17, F Aug 12

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    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 16-17, F Jul 3

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    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 26-30 3 Responses Aug 17, 2013

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    First we moved from Germany to Iraq.

    Then from Iraq to France. France to Germany. Germany to England.
    QueenLemurMomo QueenLemurMomo 18-21, F Apr 27

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    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

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    Not Too Far

    I used to live in Wales - I was born there and it'll always be my home. I moved to England when I got married - and now my marraige is over I'm in two minds about where to go. I feel like sticking a pin blindly into a map and just go where ever! I don't want to go home but I don...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 2, 2008

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    I shifted from India to Australia about 2 years

    ago.. initially it was fun and parties and what not.. when the dust settled i started looking for a job.. part time.. full time.. any time.. even tried volunteering but i guess i am not good enough for the place itself.. I failed in everything i took.. i guess losing confidence...
    sunnsood sunnsood 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 28

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    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

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    BeeDh BeeDh 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    Acceptance

    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

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    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

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    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 Aug 15

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    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 26-30 Jan 26, 2009

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    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 18-21, M 12 Responses Feb 25

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    Hi its been nearly 4 years ago I moved to Kenya

    from the UK. And I still haven't found a good close friend. I have been feeling really alone. Im married to a Goan kenyan. A Goen kenya is a person that has parents born in Goea which is part of India, but born in kenya. Im looking to find a friend I can chat to online and share...
    Moonshadowrising Moonshadowrising 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Related Experiences

    I lived in the US during Clinton's, Bush's and Obama's electoral period. Moved from Canada 20 years and returned,, with a daughter,, a cat and a whole lot wiser. So what do you do...
    ConBr ConBr 46-50, F 5 Responses Aug 27

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    Well I was born in England and then I moved to Egypt when I was ten and lived there for two years. Other than that I've just lived in the states.
    laurynnm43 laurynnm43 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    For the last 8 years I have been studying, working and traveling overseas, but sometimes I feel lonely as my friends is spread around the world, the good thing is whenever I come...
    Jasonaditya Jasonaditya 26-30, M 4 Responses Aug 24

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    The only country I've been to ,other than America, is Canada. Sometimes my family and I will just drive up there, as we love less than an hour away haha.
    Theycallherelly Theycallherelly 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 1

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    I've been some countrys: holland, france, germany, italy, turkey and some others i can't remember anymore
    MonsterEye MonsterEye 13-15, M 4 Responses Sep 1

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    ive been to vietnam and its a place where i dont want to go to ever again.
    buttney buttney 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I've been few continents by myself. The most difficult places have been the spanish speaking countries. ( language barriers, dangerous, etc) I must say people in Peru are nice and...
    nomadic32 nomadic32 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    I'm from England. I've been to Scotland, Wales, Spain, France, Italy (not the Italian mainland though), Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Russia, and...
    EllenMelon82 EllenMelon82 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 21

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    I'm from England and I have been to Scotland, Spain, France, Portugal and Turkey! I would love to visit the USA though!
    Dec200 Dec200 13-15, M 5 Responses Aug 22

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    I'm from Sweden and now I live in the U.S
    nudeforanude nudeforanude 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 23

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    I was born in South Vietnam. Been to Mexico (Playa Blanca) Club Med in 1983. Best vacation I ever had with my brother & my mom. I would never visit my birthplace South Vietnam.
    DiscoNight1970s DiscoNight1970s 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I've been to all the garden spots of the world, thanks to my government sponsored tourism program...Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan! In my travels to and from these places, I've also...
    JakeS0097 JakeS0097 36-40, M 5 Responses Aug 23