Moving Abroad for Love: A Romance in Four Acts

There are plenty of excellent reasons for deciding to live abroad — that amazing career opportunity, your sense of adventure — but none so exciting as moving abroad for love. In fact, up to one in seven expats cites romance as one of their motivations for making the big move: just look at the Expat […]

Those Quizzical Expats! An Offbeat Way of Settling In in Cairo

The Pub Club in Maadi: A Multinational Oasis Maadi, a locally famous neighborhood south of Cairo, is one of the few places in the desert city where you can find a cornucopia of international bars and restaurants. Nestled among the rare leafy greenery, you will also find the British Community Association, a popular port-of-call especially […]

My InterNations: LGBTE(xpat)

Nearly all LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) people have probably experienced some degree of prejudice in their home country. Coming out is often a struggle, but it can be easier at home: you have a network of friends and/or family members to support you and, most of all, you have an idea of what […]

Breaking Down Social Barriers with InterNations Volunteers

On 20 February, we commemorate the United Nations’ World Day of Social Justice. According to the UN, this is a day to mark the removal of barriers that people face as a result of their race, ethnicity, culture or disability, to name just a few. These are all causes that InterNations Volunteers are working hard […]

My InterNations: Nairobi — a Breakout Success

As 2015 is drawing to its close, so is the first year of the My InterNations series: we have shared the personal stories of members around the world — expats in unusual destinations, a couple who met via InterNations, an adventurous biker on the road, and many more. For the last post in 2015, we’d […]

InterNations Members Inspire Action for a Good Cause

As the year is coming to a close, we’d like to take this opportunity to reflect on some of the amazing activities organized by InterNations members for a good cause. 24,000 members are part of our 32 Volunteer Groups in New York, Dubai, Zurich, Vienna, Bangkok and Munich, amongst others. Due to the Group Consuls’ […]

Munich Volunteers: Supporting People with Cerebral Palsy

Thursday, 3 December, marks the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities. In Munich, InterNations Volunteer Group Consul Temenuga Bakalska organizes regular activities for people with disabilities, together with our partner organization, the Münchner Förderzentrum. What does the International Day of Persons with Disabilities mean to you in relation to your role as Group Consul? […]

My InterNations: The Networking Professionals

My personal networking tip — don’t follow my example! Despite loving the written word, I get nervous talking to strangers: my perfectly honed elevator pitch would probably leave my mouth sounding like “warrrghaabllfff”. Moving abroad, you can’t afford to neglect business networking, though — not even if you’re shy, like me. So I’ve asked some […]

Culture Sharing for Children’s Day

On 20 November we celebrate the United Nations’ Universal Children’s Day. Jacira Barros, Volunteer Group Consul in São Paulo, shares her experiences of organizing creative activities for children with a local non-profit organization. What does the Universal Children’s Day mean to you in relation to your role as Volunteer Group Consul? This is a month […]

Ending Hunger with the InterNations Volunteer Groups

Chronic hunger affects around 805 million people worldwide. InterNations Volunteer Group Consuls Elisabeth, Jacken, Alejandra, Dianka and Susanna are doing their part in working towards the goal of World Food Day, which takes place on 16 October, to make food available for everyone. Distributing Food and Helping Children Grow Up Jacken Zheng, Beijing, Guangai School […]