questionswould you ever move out of the u.s.?


I have visited Australia and London often...
Although I just graduated from college, I have already begun applying for jobs in those areas. My boss at my university job used to live in Australia and I talked extensively with her about the move... And as for London, I have been there a few times and really like the place. I love soccer and really want to be a part of the (football!) culture there. Hopefully it works out so I can get a job in one of those places for at least a few years on a visa before making the big move.

ps if anybody knows of a company in London or anywhere in Australia (pref. East Coast) that is looking for an entry level chemist, let me know :) I am looking for some research positions :)


I don't think I ever could. I'm too close with (some of) my family to leave them behind and go to another stat, much less another country. I'd also have a hard time learning the language and adapting to their customs. I think if I ever did move to a different country, I'd probably move to the UK so there isn't a huge language barrier and, hopefully, the women there will find my southern drawl attractive.


I've lived in Germany, and spent enough time in S. Africa now that I think I'm an honorary resident. So yes, I have and would. I love living in the US (fortunately, so does my wife most days), but the only thing that would hold me back from moving to another country would be whether or not we could bring our animals. That would be a deal breaker.

That is, of course, if it were somewhere I would actually want to live and could be employed or independently wealthy.


I've lived in Germany for the past two years and cannot wait to get back to America. I've spent quite a bit of time in the Flemish part of Belgium as well as Northern Italy and both are really nice but I don't know if I could live there full-time without losing my mind. For all of its problems, America is pretty freaking great.


I may consider it if Obama care gets passed pits on tinfoil hat something about implanting RFID chips freaks me out.

Luckily, the RFID thing is supposedly bunk.


I lived in Akumal, Mexico for 6 months when in my 20's. It was fun.

Of all the places you names, Belize is the most friendly toward retirees from US, on paper anyway. You have to establish a bank/asset account with $20,000 or more, and keep this balance. Then voila, you are a citizen of Belize.

As far as living in another country, my husband would be totally against it, but maybe one day.


For a job, I'd love the experience of living abroad. The countries I'd most likely live in for my field would be Australia, Japan, Italy, France, or Russia...

I'd prefer to avoid Russia right now though.


I'll be sorely tempted to emigrate to Canada if Romney wins the election this fall. That whack job is scary. (Although not as scary as the other Republicans who lost in the primary.)


If it was financially viable, absolutely.


I used to want to move to Australia, but once I found out all the restrictions they've put on health care items over there (supposedly you now need a prescription to buy things as simple as garlic capsules) I changed my mind a little bit. I think I agree more with the Professor from Futurama: "I don't want to live on this planet anymore." =/


I've fallen in love with Slovenia and Northern Italy. I'd consider moving there, but the wife won't have any of it. I love America, and love living where I live, but I'd be happy to do a few-year-stint in either of those places (or Japan, or Germany).


I could see myself living almost anywhere, provided that I have things and people to keep me busy and a reasonably fair chance to maintain, and better yet improve, my lifestyle and that of my loved ones.

Having stated that, the rality is that I am unlikely to ever have the financial means necessary to live elsewhere, unless I move somewhere and become a farmer... (not something that is completely out of the question, as becoming a gardener is a common desire after extremely frustrating days at my tech-related job.)


@intensesupernova: The snipets shown in there are complete bunk. In order to have the functionality claimed, it would need more than an RFID chip. The functionality they claim requires at least 3 different technologies, cooperation and overhaul of all bookkeeping technologies in banks, hospitals, and insurance carriers, and would contain an invasive procedure and violates a number of personal rights (not that the last point has stopped any laws from being passed).


I will agree with @zuiquan on this one. I can't imagine any country being as awesome as the U.S. No, I would not move. Visit? Would love to! That's all.


Permanently, probably not. I would miss my family too much. To visit for extended periods of time? Absolutely! I really do like where I live and I think that after 10 years, I'm finally getting pretty comfy. But, I sure could go for a beach or a mountain every once and a while.


Sorry for the delayed response! I just noticed the mention in my emails :)

I did live in China for a year. For a country like China, that doesn't thrive from tourism, necessarily, you'd be hard-pressed to find English speaking people, even in big cities (Beijing's taxi drivers don't even speak English). Other countries that are self-sustaining enough to not "need" English would be ones like Russia and Brazil, and some middle east countries. If you're thinking about a place like this, I'd recommend studying a little bit of the language ahead of time before moving there (my prior Chinese studies helped immensely). Countries like Korea and Japan are self-sustaining, but are very international-savvy, so they like to know English more often than not.

I hadn't studied Portuguese ahead of time, so I'm feeling a little bit more bombarded than in China, strangely enough. Luckily the language is a little easier than Chinese, and I've got a great tutor with me most of the time :3 (my fiance)


For the countries that you listed, I've been to Mexico and Belize, and was almost always able to find people that spoke English (a lot in Belize). If you locate yourself in an area that has tourism, you definitely wouldn't have trouble slowly working your way into Spanish, or not learning it at all, if you didn't want to, haha.

Many people in Europe speak English too.