One of the most interesting advantages enjoyed by European citizens is the freedom of movement and residence. No boundaries. You can move freely around the European Union and settle anywhere within its territory. Take advantage of one of the most valuable rights and find your next destination across the European Union and even beyond.

 

Break down your own walls

 

You have probably heard many times people saying you need to get out of your comfort zone, haven’t you? You need to grow up, they say. Everyone seems to agree with this idea. Indeed, in the comfort zone, which is rather a psychological state than a place, you feel safe, secure and familiar. But what about living adventures?

We believe that adventures just happen in books or movies and that life is just for living. Rarely will adventure come to you if you stay in your comfort zone. However, if you are brave enough to derail from your usual path, there are plenty of different opportunities waiting for you. You have many opportunities to be adventurous.

By being adventurous you will explore people, places and most importantly yourself. Changes related with moving from country to country will have an impact on your personality. By living abroad, you can collect new insights and discover skills that you never knew you are capable of. You will learn how to be alone, you will feel more independent and you will be transformed into a more flexible person, adaptable to new social situations or tasks at your (future) work place.

Making new friends from all over the world will also help you understand cultural differences, appreciate diversity and realise how much you have in common with people from other parts of the globe.

Of course, not all changes lead to pleasant moments, but overcoming certain issues will make you stronger, more experienced and certainly more inclusive. At the end of your journey and after all that happened to you by living abroad, you will realise a that a home is not a place, but a feeling.

 

Overcome external barriers

 

Dealing with the cost of travel, accommodation, insufficient pocket money, language, family obligations and other responsibilities might be an obstacle for you to jump into another country. Maybe, you do not know exactly what to do and you lack information about aide and scholarships. Nevertheless, all these obstacles should not put you off from trying.

There are plenty of educational, employment and personal opportunities ready to be picked up. Maybe now is the time to explore what Europe has to offer you. As a support organisation to Erasmus+, Eurodesk provides you with free information on European opportunities such as travelling, studying, volunteering and working abroad. Have you ever considered helping local communities across Europe? Then the European Voluntary Service (EVS) can be the push you need to participate in volunteering projects and thereby have a positive impact on the local community.

If you are a person with a disability, you may think that you have double trouble when accessing mobility information. Here is where Eurodesk comes into play, by suggesting information about all the different existing possibilities on the way to your adventure.

So, what are you waiting for? Join the Time to Move activities and get to know about opportunities to live, study, volunteer and work abroad.

 

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