Medellin

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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. "

Make the most of living and working in Medellin

Expat living in Medellin raises plenty of questions, for instance: ʺWhat are the requirements from Colombian authorities to get a residence permit?”, ʺCan I make a living as an English teacher in Colombia?ʺ, or ”Who can recommend business associations in town?”

Finding all this expat information about living and working in Medellin takes a lot of time. Our Medellin expat guide is there to make your relocation to Medellin as easy as possible. Starting with food and shopping to information about local organisations & companies, the guide covers all the different aspects of expat life in Medellin.

Top Articles in the Medellin Expat Guide

  • 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.

Information on the Expat Life in Medellin

Are you looking specifically for chambers of foreign trade in town or a doctor speaking your native language in Colombia? In addition to our expat guide, the expat directory for Medellin provides you with listings of all expatriate-relevant locations and relocation services in Medellin. Furthermore, you might want to also consider our Medellin expats forum to receive first hand information from your fellow expats.

Simply become a member of InterNations Medellin and you’ll be warmly received with a friendly ¡Hola! among our expats living and working 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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