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InterNations Cologne Survey 2014

Dear Cologne Community,

First of all, thanks to all of you who took the time to participate in our survey! We would to present a summary of the results here and give you some feedback so that we can continue to make our Community what we want it to be!

First of all, a huge hats off to our Ambassadors Claudia, Peter, and Tom, who have been doing a fantastic job (in their free time!) or organizing two large monthly Events, keeping the lines of communication open with InterNations Headquarters in Munich, and giving 100% to members who approach them with questions. Please join me in heartily thanking them for their time, energy, and efforts. The Cologne Ambassadors have received the comprehensive survey results and already have some great ideas for going forward.

One reoccurring comment was that we should focus more on our newcomers. This is a challenge for sure with such large events, where people coming for the first time or by themselves may not be able to readily interact with other there. Here, we are considering more in terms of icebreakers, game, quizzes, more directed ways of interacting to address this need.

Event time and location: many of you expressed a desire for more weekend (Friday/Saturday) Events, larger locations, and also more variety in terms of locations. The matters are of course related: in general, it’s easier to find venues willing to host such a large crowd during the week, as there is less competition from other events. We’ll definitely keep the preference for weekends in mind though as we evaluate our possibilities. As for larger locations/more variety in terms of locations: here, we’d like to ask for your help! Our Ambassadors are already constantly on the lookout for new places to take you each month, so if you have a good location in mind, please let us know! Keep in mind that we have around Protected content to each Event.

Extras: many of you expressed an interest in fingerfood and live music at the Events, and this is something we will also keep in mind if the budget allows.

What should you do if you would like to follow up or have additional feedback?

If you have feedback regarding Event locations, specials, or if you have ideas, our Ambassadors would be happy to hear from you. Just send one of them a quick private message:

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If you have feedback regarding InterNations in general, the platform, or any of our features (Events, Activities, etc.), please contact our Member Relations Department at Protected content .

Thank you once again for your feedback and helping us make InterNations THE platform for expats in Cologne.

All the best from Munich,
Katie
InterNations Manager International Relations

Cologne Forum