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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.

Living in Long Beach

Long Beach is a city of some 500,000 people in Los Angeles County, California. It is one of the most important maritime cities in the country and its second biggest container port. No wonder then that it is known as “The International City”. This affinity with the oceans is also reflected in the city’s major tourist attractions, the historic Queen Mary ocean liner and the Aquarium of the Pacific. Expats living in Long Beach will quickly learn that the city has an active interest in the ocean and it is hardly surprising then, that it has designated itself as the Aquatic Capital of America. This also reflects the extraordinary success of local athletes in water sports, with champions in sailing, rowing, diving, swimming and water polo. Joining the international community at InterNations is an excellent way of connecting with other expats living in Long Beach. On the forums and discussion boards you are sure to glean much useful information about your new city and perhaps foster new friendships.

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Feb 21, 2024, 12:50 AM
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Serious RSVPs please. Check your calendar to see if you're really available. Let's be considerate to your consuls. M&S has $2 Baja fish tacos on Tuesdays plus they have drink specials through 6:30
Feb 21, 2024, 2:00 AM
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Join us for dinner, drinks, and Trivia (...) Protected content (...) . Great veggie options. Trivia starts at 7:30 p.m. in the back room, but feel free to arrive any time after 7:00 p.m. You can
Feb 22, 2024, 2:30 AM
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Join Cal Poly Pomona's Michi and Walter Weglyn Endowed Chair of Multicultural Studies and Intertrend Communication for a film screening of "Bad Axe" by David Siev. Plot: This film follows a vivid de
Feb 21, 2024, 7:00 PM
20 attendees
Come and join us for a glass of wine or tapas in this wine bar uptown. Meet and discuss new wines and make new friends interested in wine. Relaxed evening to meet familar faces and explore the wine b

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Moving to Long Beach

Long Beach Airport is a hub for regional airways and John Wayne Airport in nearby Santa Ana also has domestic flight connections. The nearest international airport, however, is Los Angeles International Airport. The city is also connected to many freeways and is an important rail freight hub, so expatriates moving to Long Beach should not have any trouble getting there. The city furthermore operates a local light rail passenger service. The city is well served by all levels of education, from pre-school to California State University, and a huge variety of neighborhoods has accommodation for all tastes and budgets. Newly arriving expats in Long Beach could consult other local members of the InterNations community for their views on the most suitable areas for housing, education and recreation. Long Beach is a vibrant and exciting city and this online community is an ideal way to ensure you get the most out of your stay.

Working in Long Beach

There is no doubt that the port of Long Beach is a major contributor to the economy of the city. It provides or supports 30,000 jobs locally and many more nationwide. Additionally, the city is still a major center for the oil industry and has large manufacturing, aerospace and electronics sectors. It is also a center for the healthcare industry and has an important tourist economy. Being such an internationally focused city means that expatriates in Long Beach have been coming to work here for many years. There is an established multicultural community that is ideal for InterNations members. At InterNations, expats living and working in Long Beach can connect with one another, uncover opportunities and forge new friendships. With lots of information on the expatriate lifestyle in Expat Magazine, new expats in Long Beach are sure to find their feet.

  • 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.

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