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Tobias Karlsen

Living in Somalia, from Norway

"My job in Mogadishu brought me here, but I found great people to network and stay in touch with on the InterNations platform. "

Maria Borges

Living in Somalia, from Spain

"Through InterNations, I found out more about expat health care and development aid in Somalia. Thanks! "

InterNations - a community of trust

InterNations - a trusted Network & Guide for Expats in Somalia

  • Join our community and get to know members of Somalia’s vibrant expat community
  • Receive reliable information and exchange insider tips about the Somali expat living
  • Meet fellow expatriates at top InterNations events in Mogadishu, Kismayo and many other regions

Our Expat Community in Somalia Welcomes You!

Is ka warran! Welcome to InterNations Somalia where you'll find all the information you need to help you in your move. When you're about to embark on the huge adventure of moving to Somalia, it's natural to have questions such as, "which district of Hergeisa should I live in?", "will I need vaccinations before entering Somalia?", or "how safe is Somaliland?" At InterNations, we strive to connect you with an experienced community of Somali expats, who will help you find answers to all these questions, and many more, so that you can focus on enjoying all that Somalia has to offer, from the majestic Dallo Forest to the delicious sambosa.

We are present not only in Somalia, but worldwide including numerous countries in Africa – for instance our chapter for Expatriates in Panama. You might also consider to stop by at our Oman Expatriates community during your next travel.

Our Support for Somalia Expatriates

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Somalia Expatriates Network

Find and get to know like-minded expatriates residing in Somalia, their partners and families.

Somalia Guide for Expats

Somalia Expat Guide

Expat Forum Somalia

Obtain trustworthy advice and local insight from fellow members in our Somalia expat forums.

Somalia Expat Forum

Somalia Events for Expatriates

Meet up with expatriates of diverse backgrounds and nationalities at our regular InterNations Events.

Somalia Expat Events

Embracing Your Expat Life in Somalia

Somalia is a deeply adventurous location for travel, and most of our expats head there for development work and NGO placements, though there are business opportunities available in the area of telecommunications, particularly in Mogadishu. Somaliland offers peace and tranquility, and the capital, Hargeisa, is known among ambitious travelers as one of the most unique cities in the world. Whether you’re heading there for work or simply for the adventure, we’re confident Somalia will provide an unforgettable experience.

Curious to explore the world? Just visit our group for Thailand Expatriates to get a glimpse of InterNations around the globe. Or perhaps our Expat Indonesia can provide you with helpful tips on living abroad

Get to Know Interesting People Even before You Move to Somalia

When embarking on such an ambitious move, it's greatly important that our expats feel like they have a supportive community that they can turn to for advice. At InterNations, we provide that community. Our experienced Somali expats are able to help you with any concerns you might have, from the practical, such as how to obtain a work permit, to broader questions regarding Somali culture and what to expect from day-to-day life.

We also find that it is extremely important to our expats that they are able to access this support network in real life, not just online. InterNations hosts large get-together events for all our Somali members that are a great opportunity to meet people and develop a social network. There are also smaller groups, organized by the expats themselves. If you can’t find a group to suit your needs, why not start your own? It’s a great opportunity to continue practicing your hobbies and to make friends along the way.

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