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How long do you need to be in a new country to feel at home?


I always adapt very quickly - I can feel at home in as little as a week or two, but it takes much longer to get a really deep knowledge of a place.

 

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    Emily Nemchick (emilynemchick) 4 years ago

    There is no place like home. Even though I feel at home in the US, I still miss my family and occasionally get homesick. I hope you get to visit plenty! Thanks for commenting.

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    Emily Nemchick (emilynemchick) 4 years ago

    That's amazing Billrrrr! I can't imagine how difficult that must be, and I'm glad your grandparents found a good home in America.

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    Emily Nemchick (emilynemchick) 4 years ago

    That's very wise, Aussieteacher. I think you are always learning new things when you live abroad. I also agree that some places do have very different cultures and it may be harder to adjust to living there. Thanks for your comment.

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    Emily Nemchick (emilynemchick) 4 years ago

    Thanks, marwan asmar. I always feel a thrill when I am in a new place, and that does help you to adapt. Thanks for your comment.

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    Emily Nemchick (emilynemchick) 4 years ago

    The language barrier certainly makes a huge difference, I agree. Thanks for your comment.

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    Emily Nemchick (emilynemchick) 4 years ago

    Very insightful comment, KawikaChaan. I still say 'you guys' to my husband when talking about America sometimes, but at other times I identify myself as a part of this country and city too.

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    Emily Nemchick (emilynemchick) 4 years ago

    I agree with you on all points - getting my visa and work permit in America helped me to feel more at home and independent. I still miss home sometimes too - leaving family behind is hard. Thanks for your answer.

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    Emily Nemchick (emilynemchick) 4 years ago

    That can be true. I've felt more at home in some countries than others. Thanks for your comment.

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    Emily Nemchick (emilynemchick) 4 years ago

    That's true. It is certainly different for every person. Thanks for commenting.

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    Emily Nemchick (emilynemchick) 4 years ago

    That is an excellent point and I truly agree. Part of why I felt at home so fast in Prague was that I began as a teacher almost immediately and I felt that I had a place there. Thanks for your comment!

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    Emily Nemchick (emilynemchick) 4 years ago

    True - some people are simply more adaptable. I'm very shy, though. I think I was just lucky to meet many other people who were not. Thanks for your comment.

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    Emily Nemchick (emilynemchick) 4 years ago

    It does depend on how welcome people make you feel - great point! Thanks for your comment.

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    Emily Nemchick (emilynemchick) 4 years ago

    I love exploring too! It's easier to adjust if you have a love of new places.

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    Emily Nemchick (emilynemchick) 4 years ago

    I absolutely agree. I didn't have that problem moving to America, but in the Czech Republic it took a while to feel comfortable speaking Czech (and I only ever had a basic grasp of the language). Still, Prague felt like my home. Thanks for commenting

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    Emily Nemchick (emilynemchick) 4 years ago

    Unfortunately many people love to complain about the place they are in because it is not the same as the one they left. It's great that you are able to avoid that. Thanks for your answer.

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    Emily Nemchick (emilynemchick) 4 years ago

    The people around you can make all the difference. I was lucky to be around great people in Iceland, the Czech Republic and America and that really helped out. Thanks for your comment.

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