Has anyone ever tried to make friends while living abroad? Think back on when you were in kindergarten and how easy it was to make friends.For many people, the ease of friendship continued on well through college and into their young adulthoods.I also didn’t speak to many others aside from Rachael because I was a bit too shy.The fact of the matter is that I put myself out there and tried something completely out of my realm. While I loved the idea of dancing, it wasn’t really my jam.I was glad I was able to find out for myself why we shouldn’t date before age 16.At my school a lot of people have boyfriends and girlfriends. The next day after school he asked me out on a date. I told him I was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and that we’re not supposed to date until age 16.On my first day of school as an eighth grader, I met someone named Paul. Paul asked why, and I realized that I didn’t actually know. Hinckley (1910–2008): “The Lord has made us attractive one to another for a great purpose.
Not only do Meetup groups exist across the world, it’s super useful as you can choose events based on super niche interests.I’ll be enrolling in a Spanish course next term, which is something I know I’ll be more diligent as I’ve wanted a refresher course for years.Although I can’t be too sure yet, I’m hoping there will be potential new friends enrolled as well so I can have a language practice buddy in New Zealand.Add passports, visas and different languages to the mix and it can feel downright isolating. I’d never really gone a period in my life where I didn’t have friends. As a result, I was bit reclusive in my second year in Korea.I was fortunate enough to form some solid friendships when I lived in Korea, though many of them left halfway through my first year. I used to be the girl that was always out and about, but suddenly I was in unchartered territory and it. While this was mainly because I taught private lessons 5 days a week (including Saturday mornings) it was also because I just couldn’t be bothered to make new friends all over again.