Founder’s Diary: Johannesburg & Pretoria

Return to South Africa After Ten Years Let’s get started indeed: I began the New Year in my role as InterNations Founder & Co-CEO with an extended trip to our three largest South African communities: Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Cape Town. I’d visited this beautiful country before, but it had been a while since I stayed […]

A New Milestone: InterNations Welcomes Member No. Two Million!

For InterNations, the new year is certainly off to a good start: we have just welcomed the two millionth global mind. It seems like it was only yesterday that we celebrated InterNations member no. 1,000,000 here at the Munich head office. Overall, 400,000 new people joined our international community in 2015. In the past year, […]

Founder’s Diary: Geneva

InterNations Founder & Co-CEO Malte Zeeck made a last stop in Switzerland before the end of the year and visited our community in Geneva. Geneva is our second biggest community in Switzerland, after Zurich, with almost 20,000 members. This should not come as a surprise, as Geneva is a very cosmopolitan city and home to […]

The Year in InterNations Moments: Our Very Own Best of 2015

The end of the year is mostly a festive time. Almost every culture and country traditionally celebrates the end of the old year and the beginning of a new one, no matter which calendar they follow. But it’s also a time for stock-taking; a time when decisions are reviewed and sums are taken. And last […]

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? […]

Expat Life? There Must Be an App for That!

“Why is there no InterNations mobile app?” or “when is the app coming?” are questions we’ve been hearing a lot, whether in our forum, at official events, on social media, or simply as part of the feedback we have received from our members in the course of our ongoing website relaunch. “It’s the most frequently […]

Zombies, Lights, and Turkey — Holidays in November

For most of us, December is the month of holiday celebrations. After all, it is the last month of the year (according to the Gregorian calendar at least) and the time when people all around the world celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, St. Lucia’s Day, Pancha Ganapati, or Winter Solstice, to name just a few. However, the […]

Founder’s Diary: Milan

Just like Rome, Milan — Italy’s industrial, commercial, and financial capital — used to be my home for a while when I was younger. My alma mater, the University of St. Gallen, offered me the opportunity to spend a semester at Bocconi University, Milan’s famous institution for economics, business, and law. While my university days […]

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 […]