The city's nickname, 'the sparkling city by the sea', does a good job of describing how special and beautiful Corpus Christi really is. The Texan city sits on the south coast of the US, and has the fifth largest port in the whole of the nation. Translated from Latin, the name means Body of Christ – a name that was given to the area by the Spanish explorer, Alonso Álvarez de Pineda, after he first spotted the tropical bay on the feast day of the same name. In tourism literature, such as adverts promoting the city, it is sometimes also called the Texan Riviera. If you're thinking of living in Corpus Christi, but you don't know where to begin with some of the more difficult decisions, then you should have a look at what part an InterNations membership can play in making life as an expat in Corpus Christi more achievable.
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Corpus Christi is a fascinating place to live, and it can be rewarding and fun. Moving to Corpus Christi might be an experience you'll never forget, but without the right help, this could be for all the wrong reasons. Relocating to Corpus Christi as an expatriate is even harder than moving to a new home within your own native country, and that's why InterNations has built up a community of expatriates from all over the world, enabling them to share their experiences to make yours easier. The Expat Magazine is InterNations very own publication, and has articles specifically aimed at those making the big move. The articles focus on, for example, the plans you need to put in to place before you leave, such as finding storage for your old belongings, sorting out the correct paperwork so you can move without a problem, and how you can move with your pets.
The Expat Magazine also has content for you to browse that relates to working life for expats. You can for instance read about the positive aspects of working abroad - you'll give your CV a fantastic boost, you'll often be promoted on your return after working away, and you'll gain a significant amount of self-confidence (and hopefully a significant pay rise) for your efforts. Thousands of expatriates post in the forums and discussion threads about their experiences, so there's writing on pretty much every topic you can think of, whether that's geography and politics, small talk, jobs and professions, or technology and internet. Expats working in Corpus Christi will find that it can be just like working at home once they've navigated the potential pitfalls of business, and settled down in your new job.