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Making Mates Abroad | Tim from New Zealand

For many, the scariest part of moving abroad is not knowing anyone and having to find new people to hang out with... This episode’s guest is Tim Butler who moved from New Zealand to Vancouver in June 2019 to get himself out of a rut, challenge himself and experience the great Canadian outdoors. Tim shares how he has quickly built a solid social circle through hostels, sports and clubs - and how you can too. And how the power of the expat community can really help you along the way.   You don’t want to miss: Tim’s experience growing up in a rural town near Wellington, New Zealand. Addressing those Kiwi stereotypes (e.g. all blacks, lord of the rings, bungee jumping and sheep sheep sheep…) How Tim spent his 1st winter in Canada training for an ultra marathon and running 30+km through snow! West vs East coast weather in Canada. Building your social circle: How to use hostels, sports and clubs to meet new people. The power of the expat community and ‘giving back’: Losing his job due to the pandemic and how his connections came through to help get him a new career opportunity within hours. PLUS, how dangerous the word ‘deck’ can be for a Kiwi abroad…    Links & Resources: Follow Tim on Instagram: @TimButlerNZ Download my 50 free tips from newcomers to Canada: What they wish they knew before they moved! Follow me on Instagram: @TheNewcomerCollective For more about us and what we do, check out our website: Make sure you hit SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss out on any of our inspiring interviews and valuable ‘life in Canada’ lessons. And, if you enjoyed this episode, please let us know by leaving a review - Until next week!

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