Ann Arbor is believed to have been named for the founders’ wives (both named Ann) and the burr oak trees that used to fill the area, and as such a visit to the Nichols Arboretum is an absolute must once you get there. By joining InterNations you could even take a tour of the Arboretum with a new friend made on the site – there are always plenty of fellow expats looking for new ways to enjoy their new cities. If you’ve moved to Ann Arbor with children, then the perfect place to start would be the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, an interactive museum dedicated to getting kids learning in the most fun environment possible. And if you’re a sports fan, then fear not, Ann Arbor is a great place to be; not only are there plenty of national teams in Michigan but the University of Michigan takes it all pretty seriously too with the country’s largest college football stadium, and some hefty local rivalries (watch out Ohio State!). Get ready to start supporting the Wolverines!
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Moving anywhere in the world can be a daunting prospect, but InterNations can help with the move. Ann Arbor, or “Tree Town” as it’s been dubbed fondly by locals and visitors alike, is as friendly a city as you’re likely to find. A true college town in the heart of Michigan, Ann Arbor is no stranger to visitors and expats, with a thriving university and large student population. The Expat Magazine is sure to have all the useful information you need when it comes to moving abroad and Ann Arbor is no exception. Here, you’ll find valuable insight on expat insurance and finance, as well as how to face the difficulties of culture shock and homesickness. Joining a community such as InterNations can often prove highly important for expats hoping to integrate into new places, so whatever you do, join in the fun when moving to Ann Arbor with InterNations.
Ann Arbor draws all sorts of professionals to the area, not to mention the odd professor or two. With the University based in Ann Arbor, not only is Ann Arbor used to an influx of new residents every year, working in Ann Arbor as an expat is an easy and – dare we say it – almost an enjoyable experience. Besides the University, Ann Arbor is also popular with high technology and bio-tech companies who are drawn by the high level of talent in the city. Globally minded expats shouldn’t be hard to find in Ann Arbor, which has one of the highest foreign-born populations in the State, but InterNations can help newcomers reach out to fellow expatriates and those working in Ann Arbor with its message boards, community forums, and discussion threads.