Moving abroad can be both an exciting and daunting experience. The fact that you are exploring new places and cultures makes it exhilarating, but the fact that you are leaving your friends and extended family behind to start a new life elsewhere can be terrifying. However, starting off on the right foot is the only way to ensure you enjoy a good experience as a U.S. expatriate.
Some expats forget about their home obligations, and you don't want to be one of them. Ensure you stay in touch with what is happening at home. As long as you still have your U.S. citizenship, there are some things you need to know as you live abroad.