What do you imagine are the advantages and disadvantages of working abroad，as far as individuals and countries are concerned？
In an era of economy globalization，working abroad is emerging as an inevitable trend. A recent study has revealed that the number of people who are employed overseas across the world still keeps rising. What does this tendency imply for individuals and nations？
Advantages can be expected from such an experience. Being exposed to different cultures，individuals can get a clear picture of the way other people live.Work experience oversea can also broaden one’s horizons about the world and lead one to a more objective attitudes toward it. This results from being able to view things in different ways and from different cultural angles. Ultimately，one could also become more tolerant. When this is the case for a great number of individuals，the collective impact may even produce less conflict and promote peace between countries. As far as nations suffering from overpopulation and high unemployment are concerned，another benefit from the trend of working abroad can be perceived，as it may ease employment pressure there. For countries that receive employees，the influx might satisfy the demand for labour.
However，in some cases，overseas employment may bring some undesirable consequences for individuals as well as nations involved. There is a likelihood of encountering language barriers and culture shock，when one finds oneself to try to adapt to local customs and culture. Living overseas also means being away from one’s family and，as a consequence，this weakens family ties. A good case in point is that a couple who live apart often end up divorcing. In addition，because talented people prefer developed areas as their destinations，these places are more liable to become overcrowded with high-caliber experts. At the same time，the underdeveloped countries are in urgent need of such people.
On the whole，I would say that the advantages of working overseas far outweigh its disadvantages.