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  • Brian Norris

    When first moving to Washington, D.C., I didn't know many people outside of the office. InterNations has changed that with some exciting events.

Living in Costa Mesa

Based in Orange County, California, Costa Mesa has grown since its incorporation in 1953; the city has developed from a small farming community into an edge city that relies on commerce and the manufacturing industries. Known to the locals as 'the city of the arts', Costa Mesa has some unbeatable cultural offerings. The Starlight Theatre, for example, enjoys international renown for its fantastic performances and is a brilliant place to spend time if you're interested in the arts. If you're more interested in the sights and sounds of the fair, then the Orange County Fairgrounds will serve you well - the wide variety of food, games and rides could keep you entertained for days. Living in Costa Mesa as an expatriate might seem daunting or confusing at first, but with the help of the InterNations community, the forum posts to browse through and its Expat Magazine, you'll have no problem acclimatizing quickly.

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Attend our monthly events and activities for Costa Mesa expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Apr 15, 2024, 5:30 PM
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Dear Fellows, Please join us for the next art show which will be at the (...) Protected content (...) The gallery opened in April 2005 and the exhibitions there are mostly contemporary Bulgarian a
Apr 16, 2024, 5:30 PM
9 attendees
Hello guys, Let’s go to the cinema next Tuesday. This month we will watch One Life or Los Niños de Winton in Spanish, starring by Anthony Hopkins. This is an extraordinary true story of ‘British S
Apr 16, 2024, 6:00 PM
6 attendees
In this challenging 3-hour session, you'll discover the key factors to delivering successful sales pitches that attract your audience and get results. Ian Gibbs, a professional development specialist,
Apr 17, 2024, 6:30 PM
12 attendees
We are glad to invite you to our spring wine party at About Last Night - Lounge Bar.! Let's enjoy the good wines and have a great time in an international atmosphere!! Every attendee will pay for th

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Moving to Costa Mesa

One of the biggest hurdle expats moving to Costa Mesa will face is making that initial jump overseas. Moving anywhere in the world can be hard, and Costa Mesa is no exception, but an InterNations membership can simplify the matter. Thousands of expatriates just like yourself post in the discussion threads and forums every day. These posts are on topics such as geography and politics, travel, small talk, lifestyle and fashion, science and many more. If you have a serious question about moving to Costa Mesa, there will be a like-minded expat who will be more than willing to help. No matter what your query, there is bound to be an InterNations member that has had a similar experience. And you can also use the private messaging system to get in touch other members if you feel more comfortable conversing privately.

Working in Costa Mesa

Once you've settled down and used the forums, e.g. to find a suitable school for the children and a nice place to live, it is time to conquer the all-important career. Working in Costa Mesa is no harder, but also no easier, than working anywhere else in the world. On your first day you might feel stressed or confused about the cultural barriers, or the different business etiquette they have in Costa Mesa. Top employers in Costa Mesa include the Coast Community College District Foundation, Experian and the Orange Coast College. The economy relies heavily on services and retail, so you shouldn't struggle to find a job. Plus, our Expat Magazine has articles that make working abroad for expatriates a simplified process, pointing out some of the idiosyncrasies and quirks of foreign office life. There are also articles on taxation, setting up a bank overseas and much more aimed at working expatriates in Costa Mesa and across the globe.

  • Brian Norris

    When first moving to Washington, D.C., I didn't know many people outside of the office. InterNations has changed that with some exciting events.

  • Caroline Stiles

    In such an international city such as Washington, D.C. InterNations holds great events for everyone to network and enjoy themselves.

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