Each year, millions of people decide to participate in slow travel around the world in search for an adventure or self-discovery. There are also others that decide to leave their home behind altogether and migrate to a new country. They often do so in the search of a better life for themselves and their family. Therefore, nations with a stable economy, a strong job market, a highly functional infrastructure and a better education system are key points that would want to make people move there.
Moving to a new country with your family
Many Americans that decide to see the world often do not realise that their country labeled as the land of opportunity, still sees a high rate of immigration. Because of this, the demand for permanent residence status can be quite tough. The Green Card lottery system, as seen here, is an option that a lot of people have to use as offers a fair chance of living, working and starting a new life in the US. Talking to embassies and understanding if there will be any difficulty getting permanent residency or any visa as a family will give everyone an understanding of what to expect bureaucracy-wise when they arrive.
If slow travel or migration is what you are looking into, whether the choice is around the United States or anywhere, always consider: While entering a new country always has new challenges, the step often poses more difficult when someone decides to move to a new country with their family. This generally requires even more questions to be answered: What education do I want my children to get? Will they adjust and make new friends easily in a new environment or is a culture shock likely? These are questions that should not only be considered for children but for everyone in the family, (this also counts for those you may be leaving behind as well).
So the need to ask all these answering the questions honestly as a family is crucial before making the big leap. Preparing for and discussing about the obstacles and challenges ahead will tighten bonds and make a successful start in the new country much more likely without unexpected hiccups along the way.
—Content provided by Chloe Thomas