How to make friends as an Expatriate

How to make friends as an Expatriate

Moving to a new country is a huge step to take - there are so many things that you have to do to set up your new life outside of your home country! From figuring out banking and phone plans, adapting your diet to the potentially more limited options at the grocery store, dealing with navigating a new public transportation or road system (maybe in an unknown language!), there's a lot to think about. Although all of these things are important, the only thing that will truly make a new place feel like home is a sense of community. But how exactly do you go about finding friends as an expatriate?

Unfortunately, finding friends in a foreign country isn't as easy as making friends at home is - especially if you don't speak the language! At home, you had school, work, the gym, a random person that you can communicate with on the street (the language barrier really makes it difficult!). But in this new country, you never know if you're gonna have co-workers who have similar interests or are even in a similar age bracket as you! Maybe you're the only foreigner at your job.Read more