Living in Ceuta can be challenging at first, but with the help of InterNations you can settle in as an expatriate in no time at all. Ceuta is sometimes referred to as the Spanish Exclave, because it's an autonomous Spanish city on the northern tip of Africa. There's plenty to do and see that makes it an interesting place to live, with the Maritime Park making for an nice day trip on your arrival. If you're struggling to fit in, or you haven't quite managed to acclimatize to the Spanish or African way of life, then you might be able to find some solace amongst the InterNations forums. Thousands of expatriates from all over the world share their opinions and experiences in discussion groups and forum posts, and many would be happy to point you in the right direction. With their combined experience, there's bound to be somebody that will be able to relate to your specific situation.
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Making the trip over can be the hardest part of moving Ceuta. Deciding what to take with you, saying goodbye to your family and friends, and knowing what to do with all of the stuff you leave behind is hard. The InterNations magazine, called Expat Magazine, has all sorts of articles written with the intention of making you feel more confident about becoming an expat in Ceuta. Moving to Ceuta will eventually pay off, but at first it could feel like you've made a rash decision - a lot of the expatriates in the forums will attest to that, and as a member of InterNations you'll be able to browse their posts and learn a thing or two about moving abroad. Not everybody's experience will be the same, but the insights and helpful tips from InterNations members are applicable across the board, and will help any expatriate to make that comfortable move.
Once you've settled down, whether you're on your own, with a pet, or with the whole family, you can feel safe in the knowledge that you've got the hardest part over. But even if you've been guaranteed a position through work in your native country, that doesn't mean you'll find the change of office any easier than somebody starting a new job. Knowing what to wear, what the work will be like, if you're good enough to keep up with the other staff members and what business etiquette is like in your new country of residence isn't always clear. Expatriates working in Ceuta can be helped by the InterNations expat community, who describe their own experiences, and submit articles to be read in the Expat Magazine.