All You Need Is Love — Spending Valentine’s Day with InterNations

It’s February and love is in the air this month. Couples plan their romantic dinner dates and raid flower shops for their loved ones, while others celebrate “Galentine’s Day” with their best friends instead. No matter if you believe Valentine’s Day was invented by the greeting card industry or that it goes back to the […]

A School in the Congo: A Changemakers Success Story

There’s no better way of starting 2017 than sharing a success story with you. We have a great example from the Madrid Changemakers Group: this particular story began in April 2016 — almost one year ago — and reached its happy ending in January. Back in 2016, Rosa Guerrero, Consul of the Madrid Changemakers Group, […]

From Mountains to Deserts — The Winners of Our #GlobalLocalHolidays Contest

Last month, we asked expats around the world to share their favorite holiday moments with us, using the hashtag #GlobalLocalHolidays. We received over 350 submissions on Instagram showing us everything from biking on the beach to snowy mountain peaks. With all of these great holiday moments being shared, it was not easy for us to […]

Welcome 2017 — Making this Year a Great One

The beginning of a new year always has a very special meaning. For most people, it feels like a new chance to work towards their goals, to make some New Year’s resolutions (and definitely keep them this time) and to embark on a new adventure. We have planned a lot of great things for the […]

Christmas Markets and Fireworks – Celebrate This Holiday Season with InterNations

For many, December is the month of holiday cheer, cookies and candy, and, of course, cheesy movies on TV. Above all, it is the time we like to spend with our friends and families to contemplate everything that happened the past year. We here at InterNations HQ are in the holiday mood already. As we […]

Thanksgiving and Fireworks — Beat the November Blues

Halloween is over and the December Holiday season hasn’t quite picked up speed yet. November is a quiet, in-between month, mostly spent in anticipation of the end of the year. Fighting off the November blues seems like a serious task for most expats, especially those who live in the northern hemisphere where the days are […]

Halloween 2016: Let’s Have a Wicked Fun Time

Halloween, one of the most popular secular holidays, was mostly celebrated in the USA before it spread throughout the entire world. Today people in Europe, Asia, and Australia enjoy spooky costume parties, scary movies and carving pumpkins around 31 October. However, Halloween goes back to the ancient Celtic festival Samhain. People lit bonfires and wore […]

Hungry for a Worthy Cause? Help our Volunteer Groups Fight Hunger!

Just like every month, we’d like to focus on a specific theme that’s of great importance to the InterNations Volunteer Program. The month of October puts World Food Day into the spotlight. This day was originally celebrated in 1945 to commemorate the founding of FAO, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Their […]

Nine Years of InterNations — Come Celebrate with Us

It is September, the month when the seasons are slowly starting to turn, with crispy brown leaves in the northern and longer, milder days in the southern hemisphere. But it is also the time when we celebrate our birthday. In 2007, our founders started InterNations with not much more than an idea about a global […]

InterNations Volunteers Strive for Peace in their Communities

On 21 September we celebrate the International Day of Peace, a day which seeks to strengthen the co-existence between not just countries and nations, but humans as individuals. Peace is an idea that sometimes fades from our minds; however, it is vital to the sustainability of life for future generations. The International Day of Peace, […]