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Living in Cuenca

Cuenca, or the Athens of Ecuador as it's affectionately known, is the capital of the Azuay Province. An incredible 2,500 meters above sea level, it is located in the Ecuador Highlands. The center of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Trust site due to the many old buildings within its borders. The New Cathedral is a good place to begin with your exploration of Cuenca, with its three large domes looming over the main square. The old cathedral 'El Sagrario' shouldn't be ignored, though, as it is still a beautiful building and has now been transformed into a religious museum. If you're thinking about living Cuenca, and you want some guidance or help with your new life as an expatriate in Cuenca, then you should consider joining the InterNations community to benefit from the help of like-minded global minds.

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Moving to Cuenca

Many people move to Cuenca because of its incredible subtropical highland climate. The climate is mild all year round, with warm days and cool nights - just the right kind of temperature. The InterNations community has thousands of members, most of which are expats themselves, who are also enjoying foreign climates. Some of our members have lived in more than one city, but all of them are happy to help with any queries you might have. The InterNations community has come together to create a fantastic place where you can feel comfortable browsing the forums and discussion groups and reading about other expatriates’ experiences. Moving to Cuenca can be difficult, but when you've got thousands of like-minded people on your side, you will have very little trouble settling in.

Working in Cuenca

In today's modern society, moving abroad to work is becoming an extremely popular option. Sometimes people become expatriates through their current job, and are assigned an overseas position by the employer, whereas others want to have a fresh start and find that the best way to do that is pack up your bags to embark on an exciting adventure. Until recently, the road systems around Cuenca made it difficult for travelling to and from the city, but in the 2000s, more roads were built opening up access to the agricultural areas nearby. Because of this, there are now thousands of agricultural opportunities, as well as many tourism-industry led jobs available in the city. If you need help with getting settles as an expatriate working in Cuenca, or any other foreign city for that matter, InterNations' Expat Magazine has a wide array of articles that could answer your questions, or at least offer you tips for settling down in the workplace. There are, for example, articles aimed at those wanting to set up their own business, explaining the ups and downs of expat self-employment. Or you can take a look at our culture shock sections to learn how to best cope with life in a foreign city.

Jaromir Novy

"InterNations provided me with all the necessary information about Ecuador. It really helps to settle as expat in South America."

Adriana Rodrigues Zon

"With InterNations I met other Portuguese women in Quito quickly. We even play tennis together once a week."