Hoan nghênh and a spirited welcome to our expat community in Vietnam! As part of the InterNations expat community you can connect and network with expats in Vietnam. As you are planning your awesome adventure of working and living in Vietnam, this group of people are happy to help you on your exciting journey. Before you leave for Vietnam you may have a number of questions that need answering, like, “what's the education system like in Vietnam?”, “how do I find a place to live in Ho Chi Minh City?”, or “are there reasonable and safe places to live in Hanoi?”. Whatever your questions may be and however trivial they may seem, the our expat community in Vietnam is always happy to help in answering them. With their comprehensive knowledge of life in Vietnam, who better to call on than people who have experienced moving to the country and who currently live there? Many of the expats in Vietnam understand the Vietnamese culture, from where to grab the best banh mi to when and where the traditional festivals, such as the Tết Nguyên Đán, are celebrated. Their insight into life in Vietnam will be invaluable in making your first connections in the country and experiencing everything Vietnam has to offer.
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Attend our monthly events and activities for Vietnam expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Vietnam expat forums.
The fascinating land of Vietnam may be remembered for the wrong reasons, but the patriotic nation has since rebuilt itself and its beautiful landscape and its bustling cities are now more developed than ever. From the commercial center of Ho Chi Minh City, that actually feels more like a small town, to Vietnam's capital city Hanoi, with new construction projects starting every day, you can start a prosperous career in one of Vietnam's cities and enjoy the lush forest landscapes of the rest of the country during your down time. Poverty in Vietnam has declined significantly, and Vietnam's labor force is growing by more than one million people every year. Ranked as the third-best place for expats to live in terms of cost of living, Vietnam's housing, food, and eating out are well below the average. Vietnam is a popular destination for retirees for this very reason; pensioners can live comfortably in Vietnam without the financial worries they may have had in the West. Over 80% of expats in Vietnam are happy with their financial situation, which is good news for any new expats making the move to Vietnam.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad 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 Qatar or China, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
Don't worry about discussing your move with our InterNations members, every member has been approved by us and is dedicated to upholding our guiding principles of fair, open communication, an open-minded and welcoming mindset, and friendly and helpful behavior. At InterNations, nobody stands alone! Knowing this makes it easier to connect with your expat community in real life. Join one of the many expat groups and events in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and get involved with real expat life. From the Arts and Culture Group in Hanoi to learning Vietnamese with other expats in Ho Chi Minh City, these groups are a great way to integrate into the Vietnamese culture and meet locals. By meeting up with people in Vietnam you will start your new life with a new set of friends. It can be easy to think that you don't need people around you, but having support and people to relate to can be the most important thing to making your new expat life in Vietnam a true success.