Brunswick in Germany is known locally as the Lowenstadt, and is particularly famous for its breathtaking Burgplatz (castle square), and the traditional old town market. Although Germany is a fantastic place to live in, being an expat living in Brunswick can nevertheless be a tricky experience. Learning about the cultural differences can be hard, and meeting new people might prove an impossible task if you don't know where to go. InterNations is a website for global minds - it is a platform on which you can socialize with other expatriates who have made similar life decisions to yourself. If you need help organizing your life in Brunswick, whether your query is financial, work-related, or personal, there will be somebody who is part of the global InterNations network that would be happy to help you out, making living in Brunswick more of a pleasure than a chore.
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Moving to any new city can be stressful, but moving abroad is even harder. InterNations offers networking opportunities to make the trip that little bit easier. People who use the InterNations forums are just like yourself, mobile and open-minded. The members represent over 190 countries across the world, and over 70 per cent of them have lived in two or more countries - there is always somebody with a similar experience to match your own, and if you like you can use the private message system to engage in some one-on-one communication with like-minded expatriates. Moving to Brunswick might seem daunting at first, but once you've interacted with people that have made similar leaps, you'll feel that the decision to become an expatriate was the best decision you've ever made.
Finding a place to stay, a nice apartment, or somewhere you can set up a household is hard enough, but finding a job can be something even more difficult. The InterNations site can act as a brilliant network for socializing with other expatriates from all over the world, but it also has some fantastic articles in the Expat Magazine that can hopefully make life easier for expats working in Brunswick. Some of the articles offer tips and hints on finding work abroad, with details on understanding cultural differences and international business etiquette. Other articles detail setting up your own business, and the potential pitfalls you might have to navigate on your way. Once you've worked out what opportunities are available to you, the potential salary you could be earning, and you've made sure you have the right visa or working permit, then you can get in touch with somebody from the expat community to share your story, and make them feel more comfortable about making a similar life decision.