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Pablo Garcia Ramirez

Living in Colombia, from Spain

"I was so lucky that a friend told me about InterNations before I came to Bogota. I had the chance to contact many expats there from home."

Michelle Guillemont

Living in Colombia, from France

"I was a little bit afraid before moving to Colombia - a new language, security issues, no friends. InterNations helped me settle in, though. "

InterNations - a community of trust

InterNations - a trusted Network & Guide for Expats in Colombia

  • Join our community and get to know members of Colombia’s vibrant expat community
  • Receive reliable information and exchange insider tips about the Colombian expat living
  • Meet fellow expatriates at top InterNations events in Bogotá, Barranquilla and many other regions

Welcome to the InterNations Community of Expats in Colombia!

"¡Hola! And welcome to our expat community in Colombia! InterNations is a global network of expat communities around the world that encourages expats making a big move abroad to interact with their fellow expatriates. Our members in our Colombia communities are experienced and highly knowledgeable about what it takes to start a successful life in this South American country.

You may have questions you need answering before you make your move to Colombia, such as, “where is it safe to live in Bogota?”, “what's the healthcare system like throughout Colombia?” or “what is the transportation system like in Medellin?”. It doesn't matter what you need to know, our expats will be happy to answer all of your questions and point you in the right direction in Colombia.

The expat community in Colombia also has a good understanding of the Colombian culture and will be able to tell you where you can get a bandeja paisa in Bogota or a sancocho in Cali.

We are present not only in Colombia, but worldwide including numerous countries in North & South America – for instance our chapter for Expatriate China. You might also consider to stop by at our Expatriates Bahrain community during your next travel.

Our Support for Colombia Expatriates

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Colombia Expatriates Network

Find and get to know like-minded expatriates residing in Colombia, their partners and families.

Colombia Guide for Expats

Colombia Expat Guide

Expat Forum Colombia

Obtain trustworthy advice and local insight from fellow members in our Colombia expat forums.

Colombia Expat Forum

Colombia Events for Expatriates

Meet up with expatriates of diverse backgrounds and nationalities at our regular InterNations Events.

Colombia Expat Events

Learn about Expat Life in Colombia

Colombia is one of the most diverse countries in South America. From the Amazon Rainforest and the Andean mountain range to the country's famous coffee plantations, Colombia is a nature lover's haven. The country is also home to some of the most modern and beautiful cities in South America, including the mountain-top capital Bogota, the Spanish colonial Cartagena and the salsa capital of South America, Cali. Colombia was voted as the third-best country for expats to live in on the personal happiness scale in the InterNations Expat Insider 2014 survey. Expats also found Colombian locals to be very friendly and welcoming, and Colombia is one of the countries where expats have the most local friends.

Many expats relocate to Colombia to work for large corporations or to teach English and work for a foundation. Colombia has some of the world's most desired natural resources, making them one of the world's leading exporters. The largest industries are coal and oil, and Colombia depends on these exports to bolster its economy. Unemployment is still among the highest in South America, but free trade agreements already underway should help Colombia to restore its situation at home.

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Your Friendly Network for Expats in Colombia

Every InterNations member has had their membership carefully approved and is dedicated to upholding the values of open-mindedness and respectfulness towards people of all cultures and backgrounds. This means you can interact securely with other like-minded expats and even join up with one of Colombia's expat groups in person.

Whether you're in Bogota or Medellin, you can explore your city with an InterNations Group, learn French, watch live music, and even learn some famous salsa dancing!

By meeting up with other expats in your new country you will increase your chances of settling in. Having interests, hobbies, and friends in your new country is extremely important to making your new chapter in Colombia a big success.

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