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Old Yesterday, 05:07 AM
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Originally Posted by alban2000 View Post
Im currently 18, I'm at college/sixth form but not really doing anything I'm particularly passionate about. Im in my final year and im planning to do an apprenticeship or get into full time work straight away so I can gather some money and move to Australia. I've been researching Adelaide specifically but I'm open to others states. I live in London and have been my whole life but I dont feel at home here, the weather and people are dull and I feel everyone is always stressed and rushing. I want to live a simple life that has good weather, relaxed and somewhere where I can actually enjoy work.
I've tried convincing my parents to move but they think im going mad, my friends are also open to the idea but it would have to be in a few years once I have enough money to make the move or I could take a few loans out.
If you really want to leave, do it. That's what I did when I was 19 years old, (not too long ago by the way!) and it is been the best decision of my life. However, I left for different reasons. I used to live in a very conservative and backwards place. I was actually living in a medium-size city with nice weather almost all year round. I wanted to live in a big city and have so many new experiences and I have.

Adelaide is a nice city, and it is true that it would be harder to find a job, but I am sure you can find something in retail, hospitality, etc. The cost of living is very low compared to Sydney's or Melbourne's. Their summers are great, I just like big cities, so I won't comment too much about the vibe of the place itself. You can come to Australia on a working holiday visa, by the way, you also have Europe at your doorstep with so many amazing cities, so you could also explore there. I have heard Bristol and Brighton are really both nice places. If you think that it could take you years, don't waste your time doing anything while you are, go for a degree because it will open so many doors!!
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Old Yesterday, 11:11 AM
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For any (young) Canadians reading this, the Canadian government has set up a program for you to easily live and work overseas for a temporary period (1-2 years depending on country of choice).

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Old Today, 05:13 PM
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Before going abroad, it would be a good idea to become mature enough to be tolerant and non-judgmental about people with different local customs than your own. It's amazing how many foreigners, most American and Australian, sit around world cafes bad-mouthing the locals for not behaving like the intruders. Travelers carry along their own local customs, which range from quaint to infuriating, and expect everyone in the world to comply with them
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