"¡Hola! And welcome to our expat community in Colombia! InterNations is a global network of expat communities around the world that encourages expats making a big move abroad to interact with their fellow expatriates. Our members in our Colombia communities are experienced and highly knowledgeable about what it takes to start a successful life in this South American country. You may have questions you need answering before you make your move to Colombia, such as, “where is it safe to live in Bogota?”, “what's the healthcare system like throughout Colombia?” or “what is the transportation system like in Medellin?”. It doesn't matter what you need to know, our expats will be happy to answer all of your questions and point you in the right direction in Colombia. The expat community in Colombia also has a good understanding of the Colombian culture and will be able to tell you where you can get a bandeja paisa in Bogota or a sancocho in Cali.
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Attend our monthly events and activities for Colombia expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Colombia expat forums.
Colombia is one of the most diverse countries in South America. From the Amazon Rainforest and the Andean mountain range to the country's famous coffee plantations, Colombia is a nature lover's haven. The country is also home to some of the most modern and beautiful cities in South America, including the mountain-top capital Bogota, the Spanish colonial Cartagena and the salsa capital of South America, Cali. Colombia was voted as the third-best country for expats to live in on the personal happiness scale in the InterNations Expat Insider 2014 survey. Expats also found Colombian locals to be very friendly and welcoming, and Colombia is one of the countries where expats have the most local friends. Many expats relocate to Colombia to work for large corporations or to teach English and work for a foundation. Colombia has some of the world's most desired natural resources, making them one of the world's leading exporters. The largest industries are coal and oil, and Colombia depends on these exports to bolster its economy. Unemployment is still among the highest in South America, but free trade agreements already underway should help Colombia to restore its situation at home.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad 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 Saudi Arabia or Portugal, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
Every InterNations member has had their membership carefully approved and is dedicated to upholding the values of open-mindedness and respectfulness towards people of all cultures and backgrounds. This means you can interact securely with other like-minded expats and even join up with one of Colombia's expat groups in person. Whether you're in Bogota or Medellin, you can explore your city with an InterNations Group, learn French, watch live music, and even learn some famous salsa dancing! By meeting up with other expats in your new country you will increase your chances of settling in. Having interests, hobbies, and friends in your new country is extremely important to making your new chapter in Colombia a big success.