Hola, and a warm welcome to our expatriate community here in Bogota, Colombia! InterNations is a community for expats across the globe to network and share advice on living and working abroad. If you're thinking of making the jump to Bogota or have recently arrived, our members will be able to help you out with any questions or worries you might have. Whether you're wondering, "what areas of Bogota are the safest to live?" or "how important is it that I speak Spanish in day-to-day life in Bogota?", our members will be able to help you out with their considerable experience of the city.
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 Dubai or Amsterdam.
Attend our monthly events and activities for Bogotá expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Bogotá expat forums.
Bogota may not have the reputation of some of its South American rivals, such as Rio de Janeiro or Buenos Aires, but few visitors to the Colombian capital would fail to be impressed or say that it doesn't rank alongside them. A bustling, lively city filled with art, culture, cuisine, and music awaits any potential expatriate, so it's no wonder that so many choose to make their homes here in fields such as energy, communications, and technology. Bogota is often relatively safe for expatriates, but high levels of crime in the city and Colombia generally means that expats should take extra precautions and get some local knowledge before heading out. Checking out the guide articles and forum here on InterNations would be a great start.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 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 Singapore or Jeddah, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
The members of our InterNations Community in Bogota are a diverse group of people, and all have been approved by us, allowing you to be sure that your interactions with the group will be friendly and helpful. The collective experience of our members is considerable, so you should feel free to ask any question you might have, no matter how obscure. Once you've interacted with the group, you might want to take things offline, too — our members organize a wide range of groups with activities all around Bogota, whether your interests are cinema, music, or fine dining, you'll find one perfectly suited for you. Our wider social events are also a great opportunity for networking and are not to be missed!