Saltillo is situated in the north east of Mexico in the state of Coahuila. To the east of the city is a vast area of national parks, mountains and forest, perfect for escaping the city. Expats living in Saltillo even need not worry about rainfall as it is quite rare, with the city having a hot and dry climate. Saltillo has been nicknamed “the Athens of Mexico”, and expatriates and tourists alike can marvel at the distinct pink marble that makes up the colonial architecture. The city is full of an array of religious buildings, museums and points of interest, such as the state government building and the Mirado, giving fantastic views of the whole city. The city has a large amount of universities and educational opportunities, if any expats were looking to extend their education whilst living in a new country or for those relocating with a family. Not only would this allow for a furthering of knowledge, but universities are typically also a good place for networking and socializing, especially new to the area. InterNations, the largest online expat network worldwide, offers similar socializing opportunities through private correspondence, group discussions and forums. Through these, our members can even organize their own meet and greets with fellow expatriates within their new city.
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Before moving to Saltillo, a good way for an expat to prepare would be to brush up on their Spanish skills, as Spanish is the primary language of Mexico. The language is fun to learn and relatively easy to pick up if you’re willing to put in the time and effort. Many of the locals also speak English, which makes communication a lot easier. There are fantastic buying opportunities in Saltillo, many properties with lots of space and land, both inside the city and on the outskirts. And for those expats moving to Saltillo who are not in the position to buy, there are also plenty of places to rent. Regardless of your requirements, there are so many different houses available that any expatriate in Saltillo should be able to find something to suit their needs and begin building a life abroad. And if you are still feeling a bit unsure, InterNations Expat Magazine deals with a range of issues from culture shock to family and relationships as well as general living abroad, all of which can help prepare your relocation to Saltillo.
The forums on InterNations are a great way to swap tips and advice on finding work in Saltillo. As many expatriates will be far too used to hearing by now, one of the best and easiest ways to earn an income is to teach English. Many schools require it and having a native speaker greatly aids in their learning. Not only is it a relatively easy job to come by, the work is also both fun and rewarding. The city is also full of the typical jobs expats may have held at home, such as marketing assistant, retail banker and housekeeper. Due to it being a relatively large city, there are plenty of job opportunities available for expats hoping to start working in Saltillo, made easier if you are able to come to Mexico with a particular skill set. And to give you further professional networking opportunities, why not join InterNations?