Zdravo and welcome to the InterNations Community in Sarajevo! As the world's leading platform for global expatriates, we offer a wide variety of resources to help you get to grips with relocating to this fascinating city. Our friendly members will be happy to offer advice, support and recommendations on a whole range of topics, including frequently asked questions such as how the process of applying for a work visa works, the customs and etiquette of doing business in Sarajevo, and the realities of flood safety in the city. Our community is driven by the knowledge contributed by our members, so why not sign up and share your own experiences too? Bosnia-Herzegovina is a country with a painful modern history, and Sarajevo still bears many of the scars from the terrible hardships of the 1990s. However, it is also an incredibly welcoming city with a diverse mix of cultural influences that manifests in a range of unique experiences, from the lively Turbofolk clubs to the quirky restaurants and bars where you can always look forward to service with a smile.
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Attend our monthly events and activities for Sarajevo expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Sarajevo expat forums.
From the terrible events of the war-torn 1990s to the recent flooding crisis, Bosnia-Herzegovina has endured a lot. The capital, Sarajevo, is no exception, but the people of this beautiful Balkan city are resilient, enterprising and determined not to be defined by tragedy. Surrounded by the stunning natural landscapes of the Dinaric Alps and the Miljacka River, Sarajevo's city center brings together a striking blend of cultures, with deeply ingrained Islamic, Orthodox, Judaic and Catholic communities coexisting peacefully alongside an increasingly cosmopolitan generation of young Bosnians populating the city's bars, restaurants and nightclubs alongside visiting tourists and enterprising expats. Many foreigners who come to Sarajevo are either in relationships with Bosnian citizens or working for various NGOs and international organizations. Business opportunities also exist, in particular in the computing and technology industries, and the government has done much to attract foreign investment in recent years. There are still many challenges to overcome, but expats with an open mind and a thirst for adventure are likely to find life in Sarajevo inspiring and highly rewarding.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere 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 Bangkok, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
When you join the InterNations Community, you become part of the world's leading platform for expats and global minds. The safety, comfort and security of our members is paramount to us, which is why the essential principles of trust, respect and ethical behavior are considered key components of our service. Don't hesitate to ask any questions you might have about living in Sarajevo, from practical concerns such as where to find a business interpreter, the best healthcare facilities, or and the best districts to live and work, to opportunities to pursue a range of hobbies and interests, such as finding a tennis partner, organizing a walking tour of the city, or meeting fellow expats with small children for play dates. At InterNations, we also invite you to join our regular official events, for which we hire out an attractive local venue for our members to share a drink, enjoy some entertainment and get to know each other.