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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."

Caroline Stiles

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

Living in Irvine

Known to many as the City of Innovation, Irvine is an exciting place to work and live in. Expats living in Irvine might find their new life in California confusing at first, but you'll quickly come to understand the working potential and exciting lifestyle you can adopt whilst living in this Californian city. There are a few places you should visit if you're trying to get your bearings in the city. The Irvine Spectrum Center, for example, is a massive outdoor shopping center on the outskirts, which has a huge 21-screen cinema as well as hundreds of shopping opportunities. The San Joaquin Wildlife Center, on the other hand, is a great place to visit for people who enjoy spotting rare animals - this is a nice place to spend the day with your family if they're living in Irvine with you.

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Moving to Irvine

In 2008, CNN Money named Irvine as the fourth best place to live in the United States. This is due to its brilliant schools, good job availability and affordable but nevertheless high quality housing. If you're thinking of moving to Irvine, you should rest safe in the knowledge that it has a very good reputation. At first you might feel unsure about moving at all, as there are lots of things that you'll need to sort out before you move - you need to track down storage for your old belongings, sort out the correct paper work to be able to work overseas, and make good preparations for your family members while you're away. All of this has to be done before even thinking about finding a place to live in Irvine. And InterNations online expatriate community exists, to make your move and life abroad easier. Our Expat Magazine, for example, includes articles written on the subject of moving abroad with or without your family.

Working in Irvine

As well as being a fantastic place to shop, the Irvine Spectrum Center, is also a great place to find a job. There are hundreds of retail job opportunities that were made because of the center, as well as many catering positions. Irvine is a sought-after place to live in, and working in Irvine is relatively simple compared to other similar cities. If you're looking for a job, but you're unsure of where to start, you can visit the forums on the InterNations website to get some solutions to your problems. The expatriate members of InterNations have had similar experiences to yourself, and are always happy to help with any questions you might have. Simply leave a forum post and wait for fellow expats in Irvine or California to answer your queries.

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."