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  • Urs Mayerl

    It's all about finding more expats in Burkina Faso and beyond to build a network -- InterNations makes it happen.

Hello and Welcome to Our Friendly Expat Community in Ouagadougou!

Salut! And a warm welcome to the Ouagadougou Community! As a platform that helps expats in Ouagadougou and elsewhere around the world, InterNations is here to make your transition into your new city easier. Our friendly members have already answered a wealth of questions on life in the city, and once you have a little experience yourself, you too can begin making contributions. Before you arrive, you may want to know more about staying healthy and finding accommodation. In addition to offering you information on antimalarials and reliable realtors, our members will do their utmost to make you comfortable.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you are moving to another country or going on a business trip somewhere — our communities around the world are there to make you feel at home wherever you are. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Frankfurt or Doha.

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Attend our monthly events and activities for Ouagadougou expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Feb 20, 2024, 4:00 PM
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Hello newcomers, welcome to InterNations! We are pleased to invite you to our Newcomers' Event - a special online event for new members. To learn how to join the online event, follow these instructi
KINDLY REMEMBER TO ONLY SIGN UP IF YOU’RE GOING TO ATTEND THIS EVENT. New in Oslo? New to InterNations? Our Newcomers' Events are smaller, cozy get-togethers organized especially for members who are
Feb 20, 2024, 5:00 PM
34 attendees
Let’s join in frivolity in celebrating that famous international feast of Mardi Gras in February. The well-known venue of La Bohemme in Ortakent is opening its doors to our Bodrum community guests, e

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Information on Expat Life in Ouagadougou

With an eclectic atmosphere and a festival schedule that seems unending, Ouagadougou certainly has a lot to keep its expats busy. Ouagadougou expats often live in one of the city's many green suburbs rather than the central areas, and with a few tips it's possible for you to settle in easily. Ouagadougou expat life is often easygoing, but knowing that most transactions are made in cash, learning French is essential, and buying the best quality health insurance available is vital will certainly make life smoother. Restaurants like Villa Kaya allow you to eat out for less than your average box of cereal, and more upscale establishments, like La Dave du Petit Paris, give you a taste of France. Ouagadougou is a particularly lucrative move for those wishing to invest in the textile industry, and efforts to help the local community are always appreciated.

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 Kuala Lumpur or Shenzhen, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Improve Your Network of Fellow Expats in Ouagadougou

Here at InterNations, our community is designed to make your transition easier. By engaging with enthusiasm and being truthful, friendly, and open, you too can begin making valuable contributions. Before you arrive, you may want to know more about vaccine schedules, healthcare, and schooling, as well as other important matters. As our members have been through the process before, they offer an invaluable insight into settling in. Once you've arrived, come along to an event organized by InterNations or a fellow member to meet new people, or create your own interest-based InterNations Group and find like-minded expatriates with whom you can pursue your hobbies.

  • Urs Mayerl

    It's all about finding more expats in Burkina Faso and beyond to build a network -- InterNations makes it happen.

  • Paula Covington

    InterNations is awesome! I have already got more than 50 contacts and friends living as expats in 13 different countries around the world.

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