"A Global Movement of Positive Energy!"
If moving abroad were easy, everyone would be doing it, right?
With only about 35% of the American populace holding passports, I think it's safe to say that most of our knowledge of the big wide world comes from the idiot box and the internet, not from firsthand experience.
Personally, I cannot STAND it when people make incorrect assumptions about other countries. It's one of my biggest pet peeves. I have made it my life mission to encourage and help as many people, especially young people and women, to travel the world and move abroad. Hence this massive, rather long-winded blog.
Whether it's from movies, books or TV, I feel like the image of "the rest of the world" and "moving abroad" has become so idealized and misconstrued in American media today that it's no longer relevant to the actual experience.