Bună ziua, and welcome to the InterNations Community of expats in Romania's capital, Bucharest. With InterNations, you have access to a wealth of information, advice, and insider tips to support you as you begin your new life abroad. Find the answers to questions such as "what education options are available?" and "how do I apply for a work permit?", then take part in our forum where experienced expats, already in Bucharest, are always happy to share their knowledge. From tricky relocation issues to enjoying the day to day life of the city, your InterNations account opens the doors to this eclectic and vibrant capital and provides reassurance that help and support is always available.
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 Hong Kong or Singapore.
Attend our monthly events and activities for Bucharest expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Bucharest expat forums.
In recent years, a focus on culture has seen Bucharest make a concerted effort to once again live up to the nickname of "Little Paris". Ornate churches, neo-classical architecture, trendy bars, and upscale restaurants mix with the natural beauty of botanical gardens and parks to provide a beautiful backdrop to life in the EU's 6th largest city (by population). The construction and retail industries have grown into major sources of employment with the country experiencing a retail boom in the form of shopping malls and international supermarkets. However, as the home of Romania's stock exchange, finance and business play a major role in the city's economy, too. Expats are likely to find employment in IT, communications, finance, engineering, and construction. There are also international schools in Bucharest that may present another option for educators. For busy shopping centers, expats have a choice of large shopping malls, including Bucharest Mall and Plaza Romania. Public transport is extensive with the metro system providing convenient travel around the city as well as buses, trams, and taxis. In the evening, restaurants, jazz clubs, and concert halls await to entertain night owls, and during day make the most of summer by exploring the many beautiful lakes, gardens, and parks around the city.
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 Riyadh or Shanghai, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
Make new friends in Bucharest with InterNations! We host regular get-togethers so that our members can meet and socialize in a safe environment and find like-minded fellow expats and global minds. Meet others who share your interests in art, nights out, hiking nature, and more with our InterNations Groups and build yourself a busy social network. InterNations is specifically tailored to support expats and we hope you'll make use of our resources to build a fulfilling new life in Bucharest.