Bournemouth, or BoMo as it is affectionately known by some of the locals, has a lot to offer for expatriates looking for a fresh start - whether you want to embark on a personal journey, or you're looking for the perfect job in a perfect new home. InterNations exists to make your move as easy as possible, with networking opportunities in the form of one-on-one correspondence, forum communication and discussion groups. InterNations lets you chat, and potentially meet, with like-minded expats, who can share their experiences and ensure your transition is smooth and stress free. The beautiful 19th century Lower Gardens connect the shopping precinct to the pier and seafront, and they are a fantastic place to take a break in the sunshine, with a book, a friend or a picnic. The United Kingdom is well-known for its rich history and the architecture shows of how far it reaches back - Bournemouth has many a fine example of Victorian craftsmanship, with the stunning St Andrew's Richmond Hill Church.
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The socializing network that is at the core of InterNations allows users to send private messages to other expatriates, chat with others to get a better idea of what it's like to move abroad, read forum posts about specific areas of the world, take part in the discussion groups and browse the articles written by both current members and InterNations’ editorial staff. Moving to anywhere new can be a stressful experience, let alone moving to an entirely new country. The features available to InterNations members have been designed and developed with feedback in mind from the thriving expatriate community, with the hope to developing a helpful and reliable support system for expatriates in Bournemouth and around the world.
Moving to Bournemouth is one thing, but finding a job there if you've not already got one lined up is something entirely different. InterNations publishes an online magazine called 'Expat Magazine', which is a collection of articles that can help you with your transition to British life, or any international community for that matter. The magazine has some specific articles on career development, including details on setting up your own business (listing both the positives and negatives), how to handle your finances, seek out employment, whether that's long or short term, and a little bit about how working etiquette can change from country to country. Furthermore, you can for example learn how culture shock might not only affect your working life, but living in Bournemouth in general, and how to best cope with this side-effect of expatriation.