If you’re living in the Senegal city of Saint-Louis, or Ndar as it is called in the local language, but have arrived from other shores, you may well be eager to meet fellow expats. Saint-Louis is the oldest city to be created by Europeans on Africa’s west coast and its beauty has made it a UNESCO world heritage site. The area of Guet N’Dar, located on the Langue de Barbarie, a 300m wide sand spit between the Atlantic Ocean and the Senegal River, is one of the island’s most scenic spots and is famed for its boats and fishing activities. Most expats living in Saint-Louis find themselves heading to Guet N’Dar at least once during their stay in Senegal to experience the local culture in this traditional fishing community. To reach these seaside neighborhoods of Saint-Louis, visitors make use of the Faidherbe Bridge, an impressive local construction and a symbol of the city. This former French colonial city draws tourists and residents from all over the world due to its architecture, café culture and delightful pirogue boats. Get to know Saint-Louis in style by finding like-minded souls through InterNations.
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If you’re moving to Saint-Louis then you may well be thinking about the social aspect of life in a foreign country. After all, moving somewhere new from overseas can seem a daunting experience. Fortunately, help is at hand and InterNations offer various types of support for expats. The InterNations Expat Magazine features a wealth of travel-related articles produced by other expats as well as the InterNations in-house staff, with topics ranging from insurance to finance, how to make the most of life away from home, as well as meeting other expatriates. InterNations also run discussion groups and forums, which again are designed to enable people moving to Saint-Louis or elsewhere to network and socialize with like-minded people and to settle into life abroad as quickly and happily as possible.
With over 1,000 InterNations discussion groups to be found online alongside a huge number of threads, you’re bound to find out key information on working abroad when you need it. Although relocating to a new country might sound intimidating, expatriates from all over the world have made new acquaintances through InterNations, making relocation a happy process and professional networking an easy task. There are various categories featured in the discussion groups including food, jobs, geography, science, arts and sport, with categories such as travel, politics, Expat Q&As and small talks being found in the forums. If you’re going to be, or are one of the 176,000 people living on the island, you can use InterNations to find out information on the local beaches, jobs, local nature reserves, property or any other aspect of life spend working in Saint Louis.