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Pablo Garcia Ramirez

"I was so lucky that a friend told me about InterNations before I came to Bogota. I had the chance to contact many expats there from home."

Michelle Guillemont

"I was a little bit afraid before moving to Colombia - a new language, security issues, no friends. InterNations helped me settle in, though. "

Our Local Network of Expatriates in Medellin Welcomes You!

¡Hola! And welcome to the InterNations Medellin Community. Here at InterNations, we aim to support you with a wealth of resources, guides, and advice specifically created for expats. Relocation can be daunting, but with our detailed information you'll have the answers to questions such as "do I need to learn Spanish?" and "how do I obtain a work permit?". When you have concerns or further questions, head over to our forum where our friendly expats are always happy to share their knowledge and advise on everything from finding kayaking facilities to pointing the way towards a great realtor. We encourage you to build on and take advantage of their insider tips as you follow in their footsteps and join the expat population of Medellin. InterNations is a unique blend of essential information and social interaction to make sure you get the best of both worlds as you prepare for your new life.

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 Dubai or Jeddah.

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  • Moving to Medellin

    Medellin's fast improving reputation and beautiful climate, not to mention its immersive culture and incredible nightlife, makes it an appealing place to live for expatriates. It is also one of Colombia's most important economic centers, thus providing ample opportunities to those moving o Medellin.
  • Living in Medellin

    Medellin, located in the Aburra Valley, is the second largest city in Colombia and life in Medellin has gone through an incredible transformation in the last few years. Safety levels have vastly improved, as has the local economy after the city embraced industrial dynamism at the start of the 21st century.
  • Working in Medellin

    Medellin’s economy is mainly based on two sectors: steel and textiles; but agriculture, fashion and flowers are also important for the city. For expats planning on working in Medellin, it would be useful have some Spanish knowledge because this will make finding a job so much easier.

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Embark on a New Life in Medellin

Among Medellin's many attractions are the numbers of innovative and unusual parks, where sculpture and interactive educational exhibits render them similar to museums. The most visited is the expansive 20,000 hectare Arvi Park where active expats will enjoy kayaking, sailing, horseback riding, trekking, swimming, and fishing. Trade in Medellin is led by the Antioquian Enterprises Group, a group of large businesses which employ around 80,000 people. Major industries include steel, textiles, food and beverage, public services, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and refined oil. A second group of around 21,000 companies make up the Medellin Cluster and share exporting and metropolitan employment in electricity, textiles, construction, tourism, and business, among others.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 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 Khobar (Eastern Prov.) or Abu Dhabi, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Meet Like-Minded Expats at InterNations Events in Medellin

At InterNations we know how important it is to have a supportive social circle of friends which is why we provide opportunities for our members to meet in person and start to build lasting friendships. At our regular InterNations Official Events our expats network and socialize in person and are ready to welcome newcomers to the city. When you're settled in Medellin, explore our InterNations Groups to find like-minded expats to share your interests. Latin dance, outdoor sports, and photography are just some of the social groups you can join and start making friends as you build a fulfilling new life in Medellin.

Pablo Garcia Ramirez

"I was so lucky that a friend told me about InterNations before I came to Bogota. I had the chance to contact many expats there from home."

Michelle Guillemont

"I was a little bit afraid before moving to Colombia - a new language, security issues, no friends. InterNations helped me settle in, though. "

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