Relocating abroad is a huge step and the best way to ensure it goes smoothly is to do plenty of research, gain connections and try to think about every element of the move.
Anyone who is considering taking up the expatriate life may wish to visit the largest event dedicated to moving abroad in Europe.
This is the Emigration Expo, which is now in its 18th year, and held in Utrecht in the Netherlands on February 8th and 9th.
It is a great place for potential expats to visit, as there are plenty of opportunities to talk to people in the industry and those who have made a similar move.
In excess of 150 exhibitors from all over the world will be in attendance, with each of the three halls to have a different geographical theme.
This makes it more manageable for visitors who can decide whether to target experts for Scandinavia, Europe or further afield.
It is a good idea to take a notepad and pen with you as this will allow you to jot down any ideas, advice and service providers that grab your attention.
With so much going on at the expo it can be easy to forget all the things you came across and some of them may be areas you hadn't considered when planning your relocation previously.
Also be sure to check out some of the 80 presentations into elements of emigrating to be held on the venue's stage.
Here you will get hands-on advice on what it is like to be an expat, as well as find out about the opportunities available to those moving to a new destination.
Whether you intend to set up a new life in a different country as a student, employee or entrepreneur, this event will help you to look at the whole picture.
Tickets cost €17.50 (£14.50), but you can get a €5-discount by buying them from the event's website beforehand. Simply follow this link.