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Pablo Garcia Ramirez

"I was so lucky that a friend told me about InterNations before I came to Bogota. I had the chance to contact many expats there from home."

Michelle Guillemont

"I was a little bit afraid before moving to Colombia - a new language, security issues, no friends. InterNations helped me settle in, though. "

Living in Bucaramanga

With its air of vibrancy, incredible views of the nearby mountain ranges and famous culinary experiences, living in Bucaramanga is exciting and rewarding. It's nicknamed 'the pretty city' for good reason, and the Chichamocha National Park is a fine example of its sprawling open spaces. You can stop at the parks to reflect on your new life as an expat in Bucaramanga, or meet with new friends and take part in the countless activities on offer. The Sacred Heart Church is an incredible example of architecture you can see in the area, and is a good first place to visit if you're looking to get your footing in the city and trying to get a first feel for your new life as an expatriate in Bucaramanga.

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Moving to Bucaramanga

Although it's an incredibly exciting thing to do, moving abroad also has its fair share of problems, and obstacles to overcome. Doing anything alone is a tough challenge, so InterNations was designed and put together to make life easier for expats moving to Bucaramanga or elsewhere. The Expat Magazine is a useful collection of articles that will make your first steps as easy as they possibly can be. The financial section of the magazine, for instance, has articles that will advise the reader how to navigate the tricky world of foreign currency exchange. They also touch on how to put together a solid financial plan for moving abroad, how to get tax reimbursement for foreign assignees, how to allocate living costs when setting up your new home and how to open up a foreign bank account with little to no hassle. Forum posts and blogs from expatriates who have made similar moves can offer further invaluable insights into travel, making moving to Bucaramanga a much easier process.

Working in Bucaramanga

If you attempt to do it alone, seeking out a place to work in Bucaramanga could be no easy task. But with the help of the InterNations global community and its extensive network of international expats, you can get the information you need to make working in Bucaramanga much easier. If you need to have a one-on-one discussion about working in a new city, you can find an expat who is in a similar situation to yourself, and send them a private message asking for their guidance. On the other hand, the Expat Magazine, which is available to InterNations members only, has a large list of articles, each relating to a different aspect of expatriate life. There are also over 1,000 discussion topics that are currently active in the InterNations forums and discussion groups. These topics are free to browse for InterNations members, and discuss the ups and downs of expatriate existence. There are discussions on salaries, visas, incomes, working abroad, how to seek out good apartments, socializing tips, and where to go if you're new to a town or city, to name only a few examples.

Pablo Garcia Ramirez

"I was so lucky that a friend told me about InterNations before I came to Bogota. I had the chance to contact many expats there from home."

Michelle Guillemont

"I was a little bit afraid before moving to Colombia - a new language, security issues, no friends. InterNations helped me settle in, though. "