Hola, and a heart-felt welcome to our community for Guadalajara expats! At InterNations we're here to support you as you make your big move to this city in the heart of Mexico. You'll find plenty of experienced expats based in Guadalajara and beyond who've already found our advice vital in smoothing their transition abroad. They're more than happy to help answer any questions or concerns you may have, such as, "what are the international schools like in Guadalajara?", "how do I access healthcare in Mexico", or "how easy will it be for my spouse to find work in the city?"
With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Riyadh or Dubai.
Attend our monthly events and activities for Guadalajara expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
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The capital of the Mexican state of Jalisco, Guadalajara is the region's biggest city and the second most populous metropolis in Mexico, after Mexico City. One of the country's main cultural centers, it is full of attractive historic architectural styles, including Spanish colonial, Baroque, Art Deco, and Neo-Gothic. Its historic center is filled with theaters, museums, and art galleries to entertain travelers and expats alike. At the same time, it's a city with an eye on the future; since 1996 it has been fringed by production plants for multinational companies, including Hewlett Packard, Kodak, IBM, and Motorola, and the city's economic activity is now dominated by electronics and beer production.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere 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 Singapore or Hong Kong, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
Our community at InterNations prides itself on being a secure, friendly space for expats to engage with one another and find out more about their new home. All our members value respectful, polite, and honest interactions, so you should feel free to ask us anything you need to know about living in Guadalajara. Whether your concern is something simple, such looking for restaurant recommendations in a particular area, or more complex, such as obtaining the right paperwork for a residence or working permit, our experienced expats will be able to guide you through it. Help yourself settle in to your new city life quickly by taking up your favorite hobbies in your new home. Whether your passion is football, cooking, or dance, or you choose to live in the city center, Zapopan, or Tonalá, you are sure to find other Guadalajara-based expats at InterNations who would love to join you. Remember to also attend some of our InterNations Events, where you are sure to meet some fascinating characters who've traveled far and wide!