Buffalo is called 'the city of good neighbors' and for good reason too - the people you meet are extremely friendly, and you shouldn't have too much difficulty getting to know people, making living in Buffalo a real pleasure. But even with the friendliest of folk on your doorstep, it can be hard to get to grips with life as an expatriate - the InterNations website has tools and resources designed to aid people with their acclimatization to life abroad. It's a good idea to try and get a stable footing when you first arrive somewhere new, and taking in the local amenities can help. Buffalo is well known for its cultural offerings, examples of which can be seen in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. The Buffalo Japanese Gardens are also a fine place to take some time out from your hectic schedule, and reflect on what you've learned about living in Buffalo as an expatriate so far.
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If you've ever moved house, you know how difficult it can be. Moving everything you own from one place to another is stressful enough. Add the financial burden you then have to carry, the deposits you have to track down, or the paperwork you have to fill in, and you have quite the traumatic experience. Moving abroad is even trickier, which is why InterNations has worked over the last few years to build up a strong community of expatriates that try to help other like-minded travelers who are facing similar experiences to themselves. The forums, discussion groups and articles written by both InterNations’ own editorial staff as well as members of the platform, who are mostly expats themselves, cover a wide range of topics. There, you can find a solution to nearly every conundrum you can think of - moving to Buffalo doesn't have to be stressful, with the help from expatriates at InterNations it can be as simple and straightforward as possible.
Finding a place to live is one thing, but finding somewhere to work so you can keep paying the bills is something even trickier. If you haven't been sent over on a work placement, which still has its fair share of difficulties in regards to getting used to your surroundings, then you'll need some advice on what to look out for, and how to start working in Buffalo. The InterNations community offer their own personal stories and expat-related advice on the thousands of forum posts and discussion groups that can be found in the members only area of the website. If that's not enough, and you need some generic, but useful advice about for example taxation, setting up your own business, or how to get by when you're self-employed, then the Expat Magazine will have an article or two that will have answers to your questions.