by Jen Barnett
We love working with our clients to help them find a path abroad! Kiffer is a young skilled worker who booked a consultation in February and had put a ton of thought into what he was looking for in a new home. Our short list of countries for him included Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, and Germany, and we recommended a big city where he could socialize and find the most work opportunities. His scouting trip included Copenhagen, Helsinki, Berlin, and Amsterdam — the Netherlands was a runner-up in our list. Kiffer was kind enough to share photos and commentary from his trip, which looked incredible!
I knew I wanted to move to a new country, but I wasn’t sure which. Fortunately, I stumbled upon Expatsi’s test and it helped narrow down my options. After seeing what it came up with, I decided to go for the personalized research. I was so impressed with what Jen put together for me, and I was able to narrow down where I was looking to just a handful of countries. Unfortunately, I couldn’t afford to spend two weeks in each country I was considering, but I knew I had to visit these options before I made a final decision.
It had been over a decade since I last traveled internationally. It was for a job opportunity in Mozambique, so all my flights, transportation, and lodging were planned out for me. Even then, when I didn’t have anything specific going on, I found myself staying in my room and not doing much of anything most of the time.
When I told Jen that I was nervous about planning a trip, she told me she could help. I’m so glad I took her up on it! She helped me decide what planes to book, found me several places to stay in each location, had a lot of activites in each place that I could consider, but also let me know that down time is important, too. 4 countries in 2 weeks seemed like a lot, but it was time well spent and I believe I accomplished my goal of deciding which to move to.
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