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Expat Guide to Living in Bolivia

Whether you're already living in Bolivia or preparing to move to Bolivia, our Expat Guide to Living in Bolivia offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Bolivia. For answers to specific questions, visit our Bolivia Forum to talk with expats in Bolivia.

Ten Things You Should Know Before You Move To Central or South America

Lee offers ten tips for people contemplating a move to Central or South America.

Culture Shock in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

One expat in Bolivia talks about moving to Santa Cruz de la Sierra, immersing himself in the local culture, learning to go with the slower pace of life and the different lifestyles of the rich and poor. It was uplifting to see that the happiest people seemed to be the ones with less money.

More Culture Shock Reports for Bolivia

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Bolivia handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Bolivia:
Submit a Culture Shock Report

More Living in Bolivia Reports

What are people's priorities in Bolivia - work? family? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Bolivia:
Submit a Living Overseas Report

Moving Overseas Report

What should you take with you when you move to Bolivia? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Bolivia? Help others moving to Bolivia by filling out our Moving Overseas Report.

Submit a Moving Overseas Report

International School Report

Parents are invited to answer questions about the schools that their kids attend (Pre-K through High School) in hopes of helping others moving to Bolivia with the school selection process. If you have expat children who attend school in Bolivia, take a few minutes to submit a School Review.

Submit an International School Review

Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Bolivia. If you are already living in Bolivia, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

Overseas Retirement Report

Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Bolivia by taking our Overseas Retirement report.

Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Bolivia? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Bolivia by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working in Bolivia Reports

What's it like to find a job in Bolivia? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Bolivia? Below are some of the reports from expats in Bolivia:
Submit a Working Abroad Report

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