Founder’s Diary: Beijing

One the road again: InterNations founder and co-CEO Malte Zeeck looks back on his recent travels through China. My latest trip brought me to China, which is well known for its large expat population. Actually, InterNations has nine Local Communities with over 70,000 members scattered all over China, from Beijing in the north to Guangzhou […]

InterNations Makes a Difference in December

Last month, InterNations went completely MADD – and we are very happy about this. Don’t worry! You needn’t be concerned for our general sanity. MADD is short for our new “Make a Difference in December!” campaign. Just in time for the holiday season 2013, we initiated community involvement in 16 cities worldwide, from Bangalore to […]

China and Germany: the New Expat Favorites?

The results of HSBC’s annual Expat Explorer survey are in again! We described the methodology and reported last year’s findings in autumn 2012, so check out our previous post for a brief recap of how it works. Based on these findings, the Expat Explorer site publishes a league table of expat destinations according to their […]

How I Became a Self-Made Expat

After last week’s entry with practical tips on self-employment abroad, it’s time for a more personal expat story. Our new guest author Ben describes how he was bitten by the travel bug and what motivated him to move abroad. Benjamin Wang was born and raised in New York City, but has lived in China, Poland […]

29 Shiny New Expat Communities for You

InterNations has some more new Local Communities! Find out where they are and how your city can become a Local InterNations Community too! It’s always a pleasure for us to make this happy announcement, and today the time has come again: InterNations has opened more new Local Communities! This means that InterNations is now represented […]

Waking Up in Hong Kong

Lynette from Wales moved to Hong Kong for work and shares her initial impression and surprise upon arriving in the “fragrant harbor”. When I initially moved to Hong Kong I thought I was going to be living in a completely different country. I expected different architecture, obviously different food, different nature, basically everything to be […]

Stereotypes: Based on the Truth?

Jianyu from China moved to Munich, Germany, where he encountered a few interesting stereotypes Germans have of people from East Asia. He tells us where a few of these might come from and why some stereotypes may not be too far removed from the truth – but never tell the whole story. Seeing as I […]

Duck Blood Soup Anyone?

Ludmilla from Poland tells us a story about her experience in a Shanghai market. She joined her husband Jerzy whose company sent him on a 2-year expat assignment and is looking forward to exploring other curious aspects of this fascinating city. As Jerzy had to begin working immediately after we arrived, I was left to […]

Growing, Growing, Growing!

Due to its increase in members around the world, the InterNations team has been quite busy creating new local Communities for its members! Here is a brief introduction to the first three cities in which the Communities will be opened as of June! Shenzhen, China This major city located in southern China’s Guangdong Province has […]

InterNations Expat Events: Highlights in December 2010

December is traditionally the month to celebrate the holiday season with fellow expats around the world. Since lots of our members often leave town to spend their end-of-year break with family and friends at home or have very busy schedules full of numerous festive gatherings and office parties, we appreciate it all the more that […]