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    When first moving to Washington, D.C., I didn't know many people outside of the office. InterNations has changed that with some exciting events.

Living in Arlington

Arlington has a lot to offer to an expat. From its close proximity to Washington DC to its museums, memorials and cultural offerings, Arlington is a wealth of delights. One of the best places to start a tour of Arlington is at the National Cemetery where many of the country’s war dead from the Civil War on-wards have been buried. It is here that you can visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. You can also visit Arlington House which houses the Robert E. Lee memorial, former confederate general. The house is an excellent example of Greek revival architecture and overlooks both the Potomac River and the National Mall in Washington DC. With InterNations it is not necessary to visit such sites alone; join the discussion boards and you’ll be sure to meet new friends in and around Arlington keen to make your acquaintance and visit the sites with you. Of course, with DC just across the river you’re never going to be bored. There’s art, culture, and history a-plenty, as well as the constant entertainment of American politics of course!

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  • Visit San Diego
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    Oct 5, 1:52 AM
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    Hi Karina, There are a few different places to dance depending on what kind of dancing you prefer. There is Salsa and Bachata to Tango. For drinks the Hyatt (41st floor) has a great view at …

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    May 29, 1:21 AM
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    There is a meetup every weekend Saturday and Sunday at Roosevelt High. Good crowd, very enjoyable co-ed soccer. Guys and Girls welcome. Have been playing with them for about 5 months now and its …

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    Sep 21, 5:32 PM
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    Hola Carla, I'm an immigration lawyer so I will briefly answer your question. A person on a visitor's visa usually is given max 6 months of stay in the U.S., with the option to extend, but there must …

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Moving to Arlington

Arlington, Virginia, also known as “Manhattan on the Potomac”, is snuggled up to Washington DC, separated only by a state line and the mighty Potomac River. As such it is no stranger to expats looking to work in DC, but live away from the politics of the country’s capital. No matter how many expats choose to call a place home (or locals for that matter), the idea of moving to and settling down in a new place is always a daunting one. InterNations can make the prospect slightly less daunting with the Expat Magazine, which is dedicated to providing the best and most up to date information on expat finances and insurance, as well as how best to battle homesickness and culture shock. Of course, joining InterNations is a good first step to take, as that way you’re ensured a wealth of information on the discussion boards and topic threads from fellow globally minded expats such as you. InterNations is here to help make moving to Arlington as smooth a transition as possible.

Working in Arlington

Working in Arlington will undoubtedly lead to meeting a large number of expats. Due to its proximity to Washington DC, and the large number of jobs and career opportunities in the area, Arlington is a popular place for expats from all over the world. InterNations is the perfect spot to start an exploration of both expatriates living and working in Arlington and of Arlington itself. With a huge community made up of expats across the globe and with a wealth of information and experience when it comes to moving across continents and to new and exciting cities, InterNations can ease whatever nerves you may have when it comes to moving to a new country for work. Here, you can find new friends to chat with about local hot spots and popular haunts, whether fellow expatriates or globally-minded "yanks" living in Arlington, or alternatively keep in contact with expats in other countries, whilst keeping up to date on all things "expat".

  • Brian Norris

    When first moving to Washington, D.C., I didn't know many people outside of the office. InterNations has changed that with some exciting events.

  • Caroline Stiles

    In such an international city such as Washington, D.C. InterNations holds great events for everyone to network and enjoy themselves.

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