I have worked abroad before, and there is definitely a patience that comes with working in another country. Not knowing anything except, I'll be working somewhere in the UAE. And that un-knowing-ness just continues once you are in the country. Maybe it is less patience and more faith! Because it has taken almost a year of waiting in the USA and 10 days of waiting here in UAE, but I finally know everything! I know what city I will be living in, I have my apartment, I know what grade I will be teaching, and I know where the nearest grocery store is! It's amazing how you take the little things for granted, and then when all that is pulled out from under you, what you have left is...you. How you handle yourself in different situations. Do you re-act? Or are you pro active? Do you fall apart at the first misstep? Or do you keep it stepping? Can you make lemonade out of lemons basically. Or are you a honey or vinegar type! I highly recommend to everyone that you live abroad. At least once. It's not even about seeing the world, but getting to know yourself. It's awesome!