Living in another country is an amazing opportunity I think everyone should experience at least once in their lives. But with the excitement of living in an unfamiliar country comes the #expatproblems.
Fitting in with your peers.
— Parul Jain (@pjains) June 4, 2016
A simple phone call home is all but simple.
I have amazing news, and all I want to do is call my mom, but it's 5AM where she is, and I don't want to wake her up :/ #expatproblems
— Courtney Martin (@courtneydmartin) June 2, 2016
I wouldn't say it's 100% but I spend at least 75% of my life now considering other people's time zones. #expatproblems
— Scott Wotring (@scottwotring) May 31, 2016
Missing your local cuisine
— Dave Tetlow (@TrAIthlon) May 25, 2016
— Victoria (@talking_teapot) June 3, 2016
Watching sports and favorite shows becomes a challenge
— International Woman (@IntlWOM) May 16, 2016
— Ann Jaimi (@annjaimi) May 18, 2016
Adjusting to new climate
Siri: "It'll reach 117'F on Saturday."
Me: "That seems hot but I'm sure I'll be fine."
Siri: "That's 47'C."
Me: "I will die." #ExpatProblems
— Jemma Davidson (@JemmaDavidson) June 1, 2016
When you visit "home"
— Alexandra Yanik (@a_rosslyn) June 2, 2016
when ur flying back 2 where u were born but realize that the country that u currently live in actually is home #expatproblems
— kiana (@FrodosHairyFeet) May 17, 2016
As someone who spent a good 4 years in another country, I can attest that these #expatproblems are just the tip of the iceberg. I'd love to hear any expat problems you have! Please share them in the comments!