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Living in Helsinki, from Brazil

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InterNations - a community of trust

InterNations - a trusted Network & Guide for Expats in Helsinki

  • Build up valuable contacts with like-minded Helsinki expats
  • Find reliable information and trustworthy tips about the expat life in Helsinki
  • Join top-class InterNations events to meet fellow expatriates in town

Welcome to the Expatriates Helsinki Community!

Hyvää päivää and welcome to our community for Helsinki expats! Our private network helps you to settle in easily when moving to or living abroad in Helsinki: Get to know like-minded expatriates in Helsinki in a casual way, find reliable information and tips about expat life in Finland and meet fellow expats from Helsinki’s international community at our first-class InterNations events.

Curious to explore other communities in Western Europe, e.g. our chapter for Shanghai Expat? Or you might think of stopping by at our Hong Kong Expat community on your next weekend trip.

Our Services for Helsinki Expatriates

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Helsinki Expatriates Network

Join our high-quality network of Helsinki expats to connect with expatriates living abroad in Helsinki like you.

Expat Forum Helsinki

Get trustworthy and authentic advice from fellow members about all aspects of expat life in Helsinki.

Helsinki Expat Forum

Helsinki Guide for Expats

Find how-to Finland guides from A to Z: visa, working permit, restaurants and nightlife, health-care, and much more…

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    Kivinokka

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    Le Bonk

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Helsinki Expat Guide

Helsinki Events for Expatriates

Attend our monthly events and activities for Helsinki expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Helsinki Expat Events

Make the most of your Helsinki Expat Life

"Stadi" or "Hesa" offers an exciting intercultural experience for expats, starting with cultural highlights, like Helsinki's symbol, the Lutheran Cathedral (Tuomiokirkko),, the folkloristic festivities on the occasion of Finland’s Juhannuspäivä, up to getting a taste of traditional poronkäristys. The InterNations community helps you as an Helsinki expat to enjoy your expat stay in Finland to the fullest. Our members have already come across many of the questions you’ll have when starting your expatriate life in Helsinki and kindly offer you their assistance, from ʺHow do I write a CV addressed to a Finnish company?ʺ up to ʺIs there a free English language magazine in Finland?ʺ.

Become part of our Expat Helsinki Community

Our members have their roots in Germany, China, Ireland, Japan and almost any other country around the globe, all sharing your situation as an expat in Helsinki. InterNations makes it easy for you to connect with fellow expats in Helsinki. Next to our active online community, our members also regularly meet in real life at top-class events or go for weekend activities together, e.g. to visit Finland’s famous landmarks around the thousands of lakes and little islands.

Also take a look at our network for Expat Dubai to experience InterNations all over the globe. Or you could take a peek at our community for Expatriates Brussels instead!

Please feel cordially invited to become part. Our members of the Helsinki community are open-minded, helpful and looking forward to welcome you on board. Simply request your personal invitation and you’ll be graciously received by our expat Helsinki chapter!

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