11 Feb 2019
Where can I make new friends?
Living in a new place is never an easy decision to make as the things, and people around you could be entirely different. After fathoming the ways to maintain close relationships with dear old friends and family, the obstacles to making new friends in a new place come to you. I guess you will concede that it is never a good idea to go down the street and introduce yourself to a stranger randomly. Therefore, you may wonder about the fastest and the best way to meet some new friends.
Joining associations could be a good idea. There must be some associations which run by members of the expat community or welcome expats to join. If you are an absolute newbie, you better start the journey from those associations. Through those associations, you can integrate into society. You may also find it helpful to explore around if you are willing to join the local volunteer works or city tour held by those associations.
Besides the associations, you can also find friends through social clubs. It will be the best way for you if you have specific interests. If you don’t have any, you can develop one from now on. Developing interest and meeting new friends are essential issues for expats, what a brilliant idea to have both of them at once.
You can also join a class that you are interested in! That can help you meet like-minded people and also develop new skills. It would be a natural way to meet new friends.
Again, thanks to the advancement of the internet, we can easily connect with others, including both the known one and the unknown one, via different platforms. One of the most significant platforms is Facebook. You can find a huge array of community- based expat groups there discussing the tips about local services and issues. It is therefore considered as a channel to meet other expats living in the same community.