Not everyone is cut out for a life abroad. Living far away from everything that is familiar to you—your life props of home, friends, parents, job, community or church—can be challenging and even painful for some. These feelings will impact on your entire time away. Other people positively thrive on the new challenges, are excited at the idea of exploring a new culture, and feel enormous satisfaction when overcoming any new problem successfully. They feel rewarded with a sense of achievement and personal growth. Do consider carefully what kind of person you are and if living without familiar landmarks or people make you feel uncomfortable or ignite your curiosity.