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Daiki Saito

"When my company decided to send me to Essen, I took a quick look at the local community and said: Please do!"

Cristina Fernandez

"On InterNations I did not only meet interesting people but I also found a flat near Bochum and settled in quickly. A great platform."

Welcome to the InterNations Expat Community Here in Bochum!

Willkommen to your new home in Bochum. This industrial city in the north-west of Germany has a lot to offer expats, with its temperate climate and lively culture. And with InterNations, you will be able to get in touch with other expats in the region, whose insights and advice will prove invaluable to you as you settle into life in Bochum. They'll be able to steer you towards the best medical facilities, suggest restaurants, and keep you up-to-date on local laws and customs. They can help if you have any language difficulties or are just overwhelmed by your new surroundings.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Khobar (Eastern Prov.) or Abu Dhabi.

Join Our Exciting Events in Bochum

Attend our monthly events and activities for Bochum expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Bochum Expat Guides

  • Moving to Bochum

    Bochum, such as many smaller German cities, is not necessarily a top destination for expats. The city has a lot to offer, though: many cultural venues, outdoor spots, and a livable size make it a very interesting option for expats hoping to live and work in Germany.
  • Living in Bochum

    Bochum completely reinvented itself in recent times: an important coal mining site in the 19–20th centuries, the city is now a cultural and scientific hub, with many leisure opportunities, a vibrant atmosphere, and a high standard of living that expats planning a life in Bochum can look forward to.
  • Working in Bochum

    The economy of Bochum, Germany, is now varied and can offer a wide range of opportunities: expats are not necessarily working in Bochum’s industrial sector anymore. On the contrary, the city is a technological hub with an international job market.

Exchange Tips about living in Bochum

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Bochum expat forums.

Among the Rolling Hills of North-Rhine-Westphalia

With good transport links to the cities of Düsseldorf and Essen, Bochum has a lot to offer new expats. For the single expat, there is a thriving nightlife, with many clubs, theaters and restaurants. Local cuisine is traditional German food: meat, vegetables, and, of course, beer. For the expat with a family, there are many good schools (there are 61 primary schools to choose from), and the city is blessed with oak and beech forests to the south, and Bochum Zoo and Botanical Gardens in the center, as well as many other outdoor opportunities. The locals are friendly and always happy to help and the city is safe for visitors and expats alike. As Bochum isn't such a popular tourist destination, it benefits from a low crime rate.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Jeddah or Dubai, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Attend an InterNations Event in Bochum and Start Making Friends!

Moving to your new home should be an exciting time, but it can also be a stressful one. You may feel isolated at first, but by connecting with your fellow Bochum expats at InterNations, you will meet like-minded people who share your interests and who will be able to help you settle into life in this lovely city. We regularly hold InterNations Official Events, which can be anything from wine appreciation to business networking, and can help you integrate both personally and professionally. Our Bochum members also organize InterNations Activities which fit in with their varied interests, for example family days, book groups, and hiking and walking tours.