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  • Jan-Peter van Tijk

    I wish I'd found InterNations sooner: It would have made my first few month as an expat in London much less overwhelming.

Hello and Welcome to Our Expatriate Community in Reading!

A warm welcome to our expat community in Reading! If you're planning to relocate to this historic English town in Berkshire, you've come to the right place for information from expats already residing there. The answers to all your questions are here at your fingertips; you can ask people already residing in Reading, which dates back to the eighth century and is home to the historic monastery, Reading Abbey. Once you arrive in Reading, you can attend events and join groups to meet like-minded international people and start feeling at home.

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  • Living in Reading
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    May 26, 9:33 PM

    Hi Dania, so what was your decision? My husband; Myself and My son (6mnths) will be moving to Reading from SA in 2weeks :)

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Facts about Expat Life and the Local Economy in Reading

Reading is a commercial center in southern England, hosting the headquarters of a number of British companies such as the insurance giant Prudential and the UK offices of international businesses, such as Microsoft and Wrigley. It is also a major retail center, boasting three national department stores, two shopping malls, three smaller shopping arcades, a host of smaller retail stores, and business and retail parks on the outskirts. The town is also host to the famous, annual Reading Festival, a giant live music extravaganza, while there are several theaters and places of interest, such as the famous Maiwand Lion in Forbury Gardens, commemorating the 328 officers of the Royal Berkshire Regiment who lost their life in the Battle of Maiwand in 1880.

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 Prague or Zurich, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Find New Friends and Grow Your Network of Expats in Reading

Find out all you need to know about your new life by joining InterNations, the world's largest network for people who live and work abroad. Our members go through a careful approval process and respect our guiding principles of open communication, honesty, and friendly and helpful behavior. This means that you can rest assured that all of your interactions with our members, both online and offline, will be conducted in a safe and welcoming environment. You can attend our large community-wide social and networking events or join our smaller groups suited to your own hobbies and interests, such as golfing, dining out, or movies.