Prior to living overseas, be sure to get familiar with that country’s laws, customs, and religion. Respect the country in which you are living.
It is important to learn about the laws of the country in which you will be living. Learning their systems of rules and guidelines will help you to understand what is expected of people who live in their country. These are the laws that govern their country and that are enforced. When living abroad you are subject to the laws of that country. You don’t have to like it, but you have to respect it and conduct yourself accordingly.
Also, learning about the customs of that country will aid in making the adjustment to living overseas. The customs are the traditions that the people of that country follow. It is a link between the people’s culture and their value systems.
Lastly, it is important to learn about that country’s religion. No you do not have to convert and no they are not trying to convert you. In certain countries there is no distinguishing between church and state. Religious practice impacts social stability. Understanding a country’s religion is important to being able to successful adjust to living overseas.
Living abroad is a great opportunity to experience living in a country outside of your own.