Salamatsyngby and welcome to our community for expats in Kyrgyzstan! At InterNations we run a global community for expats in all corners of the world, including many living and working in central Asia. When you join our expat community in Kyrgyzstan, you'll have the opportunity to gain first-hand insights into what life is really like in this mysterious and relatively unspoiled country. You'll be able to find answers to any questions you might have, such as the quality of medical care in Kyrgyzstan, how to adapt to local customs and which districts of Bishkek offer the highest quality accommodation. You can also share your own experiences of life in Kyrgyzstan. A naturally beautiful and surprisingly accessible destination, Kyrgyzstan offers many unique experiences for expats in search of a life less ordinary.
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Sitting at the Central Asian crossroads between Russia, China and Afghanistan, the small mountainous nation of Kyrgyzstan has emerged from decades of Soviet rule to establish itself as a key player in the economic, diplomatic and cultural life of the region. The major cities such as Bishkek and Osh blend ancient tradition with Soviet-era architecture and traces of Islam, which is the dominant religion of the region. Outside, residents of the breathtaking mountain terrains still live a semi-nomadic life, breeding sheep and living in yurts. The expat population of Kyrgyzstan is relatively small, but due to technological advances and the country’s strategic location, numbers are growing. Many companies use Kyrgyzstan as a base for conducting activities throughout the region, and key industries, such as mining and development, provide employment opportunities to skilled expats. While there are challenges to life in Kyrgyzstan that should be considered carefully — such as harsh winters and high levels of corruption — many adventure-hungry expats will find that they're more than outweighed by the many positive elements of this friendly and invigorating country.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad 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 Costa Rica or Kuwait, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
When you choose to relocate to a foreign and unfamiliar country, making good connections is essential. That's why here at InterNations, we put a high priority on honesty, mutual respect and a strong community spirit among our members. This means you can interact with the InterNations platform with a total peace of mind. Feel free to ask any questions you have about living in Kyrgyzstan, and our members will be happy to share their insights. You may need advice on dealing with requests for bribes, making business connections, or adapting to Kyrgyzstan culture and etiquette. Alternatively you might simply wish to make new friends, join a sports team, or take a language course. At InterNations, we like to help our members along, which is why we regularly host informal events in Bishkek, allowing you to meet your fellow expats in an attractive city venue and get to know each other over food, drinks, and entertainment.