Bilbao

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Jacques Paillard
"At the InterNations Events, I didn't only enjoy dancing the night away at some great venues, but I also got to know some great friends. "
Katharina Berbner
"Thanks to InterNations, I found a good language school for expats to take intensive classes in Spanish and socialize a bit more. "

Feel at Home in Bilbao with Our Expat Community

Welcome to our friendly expat community in Bilbao! InterNations is a global expat network designed to connect you with people from all over the world, both online and offline. Get full access to our expert guides and learn more about life in Bilbao — whether that’s knowing how to get healthcare when you need it or understanding the Spanish school system. Tap in to a vast pool of expat knowledge by asking the advice of our members already living in Spain, both on our online forums as well as at our official events. Meet new people in Spain and build your network in Bilbao with InterNations.

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 Bordeaux or Toulouse.

Connect with Like-Minded Expatriates in Bilbao

Join Our Exciting Events in Bilbao

Attend our monthly events and activities for Bilbao expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

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  • Moving to Spain

    With over 8,000 kilometers of beaches, Spain is one of Europe’s favorite vacation spots: no wonder that moving to Spain puts every expat in a good mood. InterNations provides you with basic information on Spain, including advice on visa requirements and public transportation.
  • Living in Spain

    Living in Spain holds many attractions, but is not without its challenges. Life on the Iberian Peninsula will indeed be more laidback once you have gotten used to expatriate life there. InterNations supports you with essential information on Spain, from housing to healthcare.
  • Working in Spain

    Is working in Spain a new experience for you? Contrary to the stereotypical image of Spain, where fiestas abound, it’s a country that takes pride in its industrious tradition. If you are considering working in Spain, InterNations will support you with information on business culture, taxes, and the job search.

What's Bilbao Like for Expats?

Bilbao is the largest city in the province of Biscay as well as the autonomous community of the Basque Country too. Bilbao is major hub for trade and transport in northern Spain — ever since its foundation in the 13th Century it has prospered from the export of iron from nearby quarries. Bilbao is an industrial city but still retains incredible gems of culture and history, including the innovative Guggenheim Museum as well as several local festivals throughout the year which are great fun for all involved. It’s a city on the up too — Bilbao has been awarded many awards for its transformation in recent years from heavy industrial city to a refined, cultural hub for northern Spain. Bilbao has a cooler and wetter climate than southern Spain, but the summers still average around 25 degrees Celsius and the winters are not too cold either. Get to know Bilbao quicker with InterNations — the world’s trusted expat community.

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 Porto or Montpellier, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Connect With Other Expats in Bilbao

InterNations is unique to other social networks because it offers you the chance to connect with people offline, as well as on the screen. Of course, the platform enables you to securely communicate with other expats (our members are verified before joining), but the events organized every month in Bilbao by the Ambassadors and Consuls create an environment where you can meet new people from all over the world. Questions on moving abroad are always better answered by expats themselves. They’ll know what public transportation ticket you should get for your commute, as well as what to do if you get sick. Build your support network in Spain with InterNations and gain crucial advice from our expats in Bilbao.

Jacques Paillard
"At the InterNations Events, I didn't only enjoy dancing the night away at some great venues, but I also got to know some great friends. "
Katharina Berbner
"Thanks to InterNations, I found a good language school for expats to take intensive classes in Spanish and socialize a bit more. "

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