Founder’s Diary: Bonn

InterNations Founder and Co-CEO Malte Zeeck tells us of his visit to the InterNations Bonn Community, a city of great personal importance to him. A Trip down Memory Lane Former capital city of West Germany before the fall of the Berlin Wall, birthplace of the famous composer Beethoven, and also home to my former high […]

InterNations Insider Tips: The Best of Bonn — A Local’s Favorite Five

InterNations Founder & Co-CEO Malte Zeeck shares his top five recommendations for a trip to Bonn, his childhood home. In July, I made a trip to the city of Bonn, where I grew up, in order to attend the 20th anniversary of my high school reunion. Aside from finally seeing some of my old classmates […]

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? […]

InterNations Volunteer Groups — A Summer of Making a Difference

The InterNations Volunteer Program offers great opportunities for helping others and giving something back to the community you live in. Our Volunteer Groups — 32 around the globe — have been very active this summer, with almost 100 activities in August and September and 1,500 people taking part so far. Already, more than 20,400 InterNations […]

Santa on a Surfboard? Christmas on the Other Side of the Globe

’tis the season! In the spirit of the holiday season, our new guest author Viara fondly remembers her first Christmas as an expat “Down Under”… When it comes to Christmas, being born and raised in Europe means we grew up with the traditional imagery of Santa on a sleigh, flying through the winter clouds to […]

Oktoberfest in Munich and Around the World

It’s that time of the year again when Munich’s residents dust off their Lederhosen and Dirndl to join millions of tourists for the biggest event of the year: the Oktoberfest! InterNations team member Gregor shares his own take on this Bavarian festival and its exports. I’ve been living in Munich for just over four years […]

Urban Travel with a Twist: 5 European Cities in the Spotlight

August is arguably the most popular vacation season all year round. While it might be a bit too late to book this year’s trip, this travel-themed post will hopefully serve as inspiration for 2015. According to the UN World Tourism Organization, Europe is still the most popular tourist destination worldwide. With a share of 52% […]

Visualizing International Communication Patterns

Can some graphics with lots of arrows, squiggly lines, and a couple of captions save your international business meetings? One man thinks they can. Cross-Cultural Communication Charts Richard D. Lewis is an author and a consultant for cross-cultural communication. In his approach to doing business around the globe, he has attempted to summarize the conversational […]

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 […]

The Best Thing about Christmas Markets

As there’s less than a week left until Christmas, I’ll seize this perfect opportunity to talk about one of Germany’s most famous holiday traditions: the Christmas market. If you have ever been in Germany in early December, you cannot but notice the brightly decorated stalls and tightly packed crowds of people in many a city […]