Durham, in North Carolina, is known to many as 'the bull city', and is the fourth largest city in the state. It is well known as the home to the Duke Lemur Centre, which has the largest collection of lemurs outside of the home of the animal, Madagascar – so if you while you are living in Durham and in case you are an animal lover, you should definitely visit the center for a fantastic day out. The Museum of Art is another place worth a visit, where you can view the travelling exhibitions of world-renowned artwork. However, these local attractions, while potentially interesting to expatriates in Durham, will not necessarily make life in a foreign city any easier. So if you're an expat living in Durham, but find yourself having trouble fitting in, you should join the InterNations website, where you can browse the expatriate forums, read the Expat Magazine, or use the private message system to communicate with somebody more directly in order to easier acclimate to life abroad.
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With the jazz and blues festivals, large theatre productions and growing media presence, Durham is an exceptionally popular city to live in. The local baseball team, the Durham Bulls International, plays at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and attract numerous people every year who then not only watch the games but also take the chance to explore the surrounding area. Moving to a new city can be hard, however, and relocating to a new country can be even more difficult. If you've moved to Durham, or you're moving to Durham soon, you might need a hand with making preparations. The expatriates on the InterNations platform can share their experiences with you on the forums or answer any private enquires you might have, making your move more enjoyable, rather than stressful.
The Duke University provides a great deal of jobs for the city, as do the other educational institutions in Durham. There are plenty of international schools looking for expats in Durham to teach languages and other subjects, too. Durham also has a thriving commerce sector, and the services industry is growing in size and scope for that area of the country, too. If you're thinking about working in Durham, but you'd like to learn a thing or two about the local working environment and culture first, then you can leave a post in the InterNations forums and wait for a reply. If you just need some generic advice about paperwork, business etiquette or how to start up a business abroad, you can find that in the articles of the InterNations’ Expat Magazine. There are articles written by expatriates as well as pieces written by the knowledgeable in-house staff, so you can be sure you'll find something that will answer your working-related queries on the InterNations platform.