Often dubbed 'the Magic City' by visitors and locals alike, Billings in Montana is one of the fastest growing cities in America - for good reason, it's an exciting and vibrant place. Living in Billings can be difficult at first for any expatriate making the move overseas. InterNations, and its global network of expats, therefore aim to make life in a foreign country a little bit easier. The social features, forums and discussion threads that are available to any InterNations member are invaluable for any expat looking for a little bit of direction. Learning about the culture and history of a place can make life easier for an expatriate looking to make a life in the area. The historic Northern Pacific Buildings train department, for example, is a brilliant place to visit if you're new to living in Billings, as is the Yellowstone Art Museum.
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If you're thinking of moving to Billings, or you've already taken the first brave step forwards, then you should take a look at what InterNations has to offer expatriates just like yourself. Moving to Billings could be tough - it might be a financial burden, it might add stress to your family life, or your health could be affected by the transition. InterNations has an international network of expats just like yourself, who are willing to share their experiences to make moving to Billings that little bit easier for you. The Expat Magazine, InterNations' own publication, has articles that detail how to deal with the various elements that could make moving to Billings as an expat difficult. The magazine covers topics such as how to plan ahead before you leave your home, how to sort out storage options, what paperwork you'll need to bring including visas or permits, and how to navigate the various regulations on bringing your pet abroad with you.
Once you've settled in to your new home, you might have to start seeking out a job. Working in Billings without any direction or guidance might prove to be a difficult task, and that's why InterNations has numerous forum posts from expatriates dealing with this exact topic. If you prefer to speak with other expatriates on a one-to-one basis, that is possible to, with a private message system available for members on the site. The Expat Magazine also has member-submitted articles for you to browse, where you can absorb other the experiences of other expatriates. And if you are for example interested in the financial side of expatriate life, e.g. how to open a foreign bank account, you might want to take a closer look at the finance section in our Expat Magazine.