Hola, and a warm welcome to the InterNations Community of expats in Valencia. InterNations gives you access to a wealth of resources, including comprehensive advice and insider tips especially created to support and guide expats. Here you'll find answers to questions such as, "what type of visa do I need?" and "which district will be best for my family?". We also encourage you to visit our forum, where our knowledgeable expats are always happy to share their first-hand experience of relocating to Valencia; ask any questions, from those about tricky paperwork issues to finding the best romantic restaurant.
With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Singapore or Shanghai.
Attend our monthly events and activities for Valencia expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Valencia expat forums.
The main industries in Valencia include tourism, construction, and manufacturing, but it is also worth noting that TEFL teachers are in demand. With one of the largest ports in Spain, importing and exporting are important employers, with food and beverages among the main exports. Manufacturing in Valencia focuses on chemicals, textiles, shipbuilding, and metallurgy. Expats hoping to work in Valencia will need a strong understanding of Spanish, and those who can also speak German will find more opportunities open to them. It is advisable to secure employment before entering Valencia to avoid the high unemployment rates. Culture lovers can explore the history and art of the many museums, and will surely not be able to resist the innovative and impressive City of Arts and Sciences. Made up of seven different buildings, this unique complex houses massive exhibitions including marine life, sculpture, opera and performing arts, plant life, and DNA. Sports fans also have a wide variety to choose from, including, football, basketball, rugby union, and soccer, or you can get involved with hiking, cycling climbing, and skiing facilities all within easy access of the city. With a long history, classical architecture, and many landmarks restored to encourage foreign visitors, expats will find it difficult to resist joining the groups of tourists to marvel at the beauty of Valencia.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 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 Dubai or Khobar (Eastern Prov.), InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
An important part of your relocation will be making new friends, so we organize regular get-togethers and InterNations Events for our expats to socialize and network in a secure environment. Don't forget to also look at our groups to find like-minded expats to meet up with and share your interests in everything from chess and the outdoors, to comedy and dining out.