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    So in February i'll be setting sail for pastures new, namely i'll be moving to New Zealand to start my Masters and I don't have any particular intention of moving back in the short/medium term.
    So essentially i'm wondering if anyone else has done this or anything similar and has any tips or advice for me such as how to meet friends, how to deal with potential home sickness and generally creating a newlife ?
    Thanks!!)
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    (Original post by KingHarold)
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    He was not born in the UK and so has experience of moving for a new life.
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    (Original post by Napp)
    So in February i'll be setting sail for pastures new, namely i'll be moving to New Zealand to start my Masters and I don't have any particular intention of moving back in the short/medium term.
    So essentially i'm wondering if anyone else has done this or anything similar and has any tips or advice for me such as how to meet friends, how to deal with potential home sickness and generally creating a newlife ?
    Thanks!!)
    Hi, I am guessing you're feeling a bit nervous about moving, probably excited too. Four years ago, I left the country I was in for 7 years and moved to London. It was also in the middle of my important educational year and I was so scared.
    From my experience, it's quite hard at first, specially if you have language barriers. I knew a bit of english but I really struggled with talking and listening to people. Also, settling in school, making friends and just fitting in took me at least a year. But it was a nice experience and I LOVE IT HERE. I suggest for you to do more research about New Zealand and try to go out more and don't be scared to explore. I mostly made friends through school, so I don't really any tips on how to make friends. It's good to just hang outside a lot and asking people to help you when you need it. Try to learn more about the cultures and laws and systems and stuff like that.
    I am hoping this helped. I gotta tell you unless you're really confident and outgoing, emigrating is hard. I had to go through bullies and anxiety and utter loneliness to fit in. But now I am perfectly settled and you will be fine too!!!
 
 
 
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