Bydgoszcz is frequently described as 'the city of culture', and it most certainly lives up to its nickname, with the countless cultural offerings it lays out for you to feast your eyes and ears on. The city in Northern Poland is home to the Kazimierz Wielki University, the Filharmonia Pomorska concert hall, an opera house, and countless other cultural and scientific delights. Life as an expat in Bydgoszcz or anywhere in Poland is a breeze, as the people are known to be polite, the streets are kept very tidy, crime rates are low, and the education system holds international renown. If you're struggling to make friends, break through cultural traditions, or you just need to have a private word with somebody, then the InterNations community of expats is there to make living in Bydgoszcz as an expatriate that little bit more bearable.
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When you move to a new home, it's tough to know what to bring along with you, what should be left behind, and what shouldn't have been bought in the first place! If you're moving to an entirely new country as an expat, whether that's with your family or on your own, you simply have to leave most of your belongings behind. The forums and article posts on InterNations contain invaluable pieces of information for expatriates, about what preparations you should make before you leave. There are articles dedicated to, for example, preparing your move, including final to-dos such as putting your things in storage, cancelling your utilities and how to make yourself at home in a foreign country. With such invaluable pieces of advice and guidance, moving to Bydgoszcz will be easier than you might have though.
The articles in the Expat Magazine, the InterNations online publication that can be viewed by members only, furthermore include content relating to finding work. If you need help on securing a full-time position you can read the member submitted articles, or look at the purpose-written pieces from the InterNations staff. Even if you've already got a job, perhaps you were sent by an employer from your native country, you might still need a global support network to give you a confidence boost, or make you feel more comfortable about working in Bydgoszcz. As a member of InterNations, you can browse the work-related forums and discussion groups, read the articles about starting up your own business, or see tips on how to find voluntary work, and engage in public or private chats with other members. Sharing experiences of life as an expatriate, or your experience working in Bydgoszcz, with others helps to take the stress away from a big move, and InterNations offers a platform where you can do just that.