We believe there’s something unique about expats — a strength and spirit that drives us to move towards the unknown and embrace it. Like the explorers of the past and scientists of today, expats choose to go where things are unfamiliar, where they don’t know what to expect. Expats are modern-day pioneers.
Why the Albatross Became the Symbol of InterNations
Nothing symbolizes this pioneering spirit like the albatross. These birds travel long distances around the world, all while maintaining a special connection to their place of birth.
Their life is a journey. Constantly on the move, albatrosses use their formidable wingspan to cross oceans and fly for hours without rest. When they do land, they’re sociable creatures that enjoy the company of others.
Like expats, Albatrosses also have to face the challenges of an itinerant lifestyle. Take offs and landings can be difficult, often leading to small injuries when arriving somewhere new.
By design and spirit, albatrosses are explorers. During their long life, they cover millions of kilometers and see the world from a unique perspective — the perfect symbol for our community.
Giving Expats Their Own Flock
Expat life is full of challenges, but living abroad is one of the most unique experiences you can have. With both a global website and local communities, we bring like-minded expats across the world together.
Our community is as varied as expat life: some members may be living abroad for the first time, others aren’t sure where “home” is anymore; some may be moving to the other side of the world, while other members are starting their own business in a neighboring country.
The result is a community of global minds — of pioneers, just like you. Wherever you touch down in the world, one of our 390 communities is there to welcome you.