The city of Bijeljina strategically lies in the northeast of Bosnia Herzegovina, and has had a turbulent history. Modern Bijeljina places great emphasis on the tourist trade, and attracts an increasing amount of foreign visitors. As an expatriate living in Bijeljina, or "Belina" as the locals contract the city name to, you have the opportunity to experience the culture of a Balkan city which is making great strides to attract investment in tourism and industry, whilst retaining influences of its Austro-Hungarian and Turkish occupancy periods. Finding expats in Bijeljina may already be possible through the many "kafanas", the Balkan hostelries run by nationals and foreigners alike, where tradition dictates the host always settles the bill! It is nevertheless recommended that you register with InterNations, the online global community of expatriates, through which you can network on the many forums to find expats of a similar professional standing living in Bijeljina or its surrounding areas. Meeting other expatriates and organizing social events together for mutual enjoyment is just one of the benefits of belonging to the global InterNations expatriate community.
Moving to Bijeljina can be a stressful process, and contending with a new language and culture certainly presents problems, even for a seasoned expat. Finding specific information may be difficult, but by joining InterNations you may well find answers from fellow expatriates with experience of living in the Balkans and in Bijeljina itself. Locating fellow expats can be a great comfort, knowing that you can contact trusted individuals who are willing to advise and offer tips to help you settle into your new life as an expatriate working in Bijeljina. Finding more general answers to problems when relocating should be relatively easy, thanks to the InterNations exclusive online publication, the Expat Magazine. Within its pages lies a wealth of information relevant for expatriates undergoing relocation to a new country, and within the many topics covered, form culture shock to expat finance, you should be able to find any answers you seek.
Bijeljina is actively encouraging international investment in its infrastructure as well as in the rapidly developing tourism industry. There are expatriates of all nationalities working in the city, especially in the many kafanas, coffee shops and pizzerias. The professional ranks are swelling, as new companies set up to reap the benefits of the proximity of Bosnia Herzegovina to other developing Eastern European countries. Enjoying time away from work with fellow InterNations expatriates is a good way to relax. The King Peter's Monument in front of the city hall is a well-known meeting place, from which a trip to the Tavna Monastery can be made. The monastery itself is the oldest building in the Bijeljina municipality andtThe city places great emphasis on religious and health tourism. The Dvorovi Spa Complex has several swimming pools, tennis courts and parkland you can enjoy in the company of fellow expatriates working in Bijeljina.