There are Canadian expats in the USA, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, and other countries. Some people become expats because they get married abroad. Others fall in love with a place or move due to work reasons. Standard of living, taxes, crime rates, and weather are other reasons for moving overseas. People are looking for opportunities to start a new life. Some adapt perfectly well while others move back. Deep cultural differences and responsibility overload are sometimes difficult to handle. While many expats seek to gain international experience, overwork and cultural adjustments are common problems.
But some people never go back despite the problems that they face. Why is that? Reverse culture shock is the main problem. Re-adjusting to your home country can be difficult and takes a lot of time. You are lost in translation. The food is different, and your tastes have changed. And your view of yourself. But some people become permanent foreigners. They are not happy at home, and they don’t find satisfaction wherever they are.
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