Olá e bem-vindo to Campinas, Brazil. Your new South American home is an exciting place for you to discover and, with InterNations, you can find help from our large expat community. Their local knowledge can be a lifeline as you settle into this new environment; they can point you in the direction of the best doctors and medical facilities, offer legal and housing advice, and even clue you in on local customs and traditions.
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 Abu Dhabi or Jeddah.
Attend our monthly events and activities for Campinas expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Campinas expat forums.
The city of Campinas lies in the south-east of Brazil, is the cultural center of its region (Sao Paulo), and is a hub for the high-tech and motor industries. As you settle into life in this modern city, you can expect to mix with a multicultural society; companies such as IBM, Dell, and Samsung have major bases in the city so it attracts many expats. The city is also home to many theaters, cinemas, and nightclubs — the lively entertainment scene has something to offer everyone, and the outdoor life is equally as exciting. Campinas has a tropical climate but because of its elevation (1,821–2,559 ft), it is cooler than you might expect and is home to subtropical forests and grasslands. Expats moving there will find life in the city expensive, but will be pleased to find out it is reasonably safe during daylight hours.
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 Dubai or Khobar (Eastern Prov.), InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
Even though you may be excited about your new life in South America, you may find yourself feeling isolated in the early days, so far away from home. This is when InterNations comes into its own by putting you in touch with other expats who can help you become part of the Campinas Community. We hold regular official events where you can enjoy socializing and networking with other expats at some prime venues. Our members also organize their own activities, and there's something to suit every taste and satisfy any interest, from taking part in family days, to seeing the sights of this beautiful country.