Once part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Chernivtsi is nicknamed “Little Vienna” due to its architectural similarities with the Austrian capital. The city is considered to be one of modern Ukraine’s greatest architectural, cultural and educational centers. Chernivtsi is developing its economic infrastructure and actively encouraging foreign investment in the process, resulting in an increase in the number of expatriates residing in the city. Expatriates living in Chernivtsi are recommended to register as members of InterNations, the online network of expatriates living abroad in cities throughout the world. The InterNations global community consists of individuals and their families who wish to enjoy the benefits of networking with fellow expats living around the world for business and leisure purposes. Making contact with like-minded people who have relocated to Chernivtsi presents an opportunity for members to organize social gatherings and events for mutual enjoyment and support.
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Moving to Chernivtsi as an expatriate can be a stressful process, and for support and advice the online forums and discussion groups can be accessed through the InterNations portal, allowing you to ask questions of members to guide you through the first few weeks as an expat living in Ukraine. Turning to the InterNations website may be the best option for finding specific information, with our expat members willing to offer advice and tips to help you quickly settle in to your new life as an expat in Chernivtsi. You should be able to locate members who have lived, or currently are living in Ukraine and even in Chernivtsi itself for friendship and advice. Furthermore, InterNations Expat Magazine is a good source of information for more general matters relating to your relocation to Chernivtsi. With a wealth of information on a broad range of expatriation-relevant topics within its pages, the magazine is well worth reading through before, during and after you have completed your relocation to the city.
Chernivtsi has a number of international companies operating in the city itself or in the surrounding area. There is a significant oil and gas industry in the region, and Chernivitsi has many companies conducting steel fabrication specifically to assist with gas and oil pipelines. There are several eminent scientific research institutions and universities, including the Chernivitsi Yuri Fedkovych National University based in the city and nearby, so expats planning on working in Chernivtsi might first want look for work in this fields if they are not being send to the city by their current employer. With fellow InterNations members in the city, there are opportunities to network and enjoy social gatherings with open-minded and friendly international company.