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Expat Guide to Living in Wellington

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

Culture Shock in Wellington, New Zealand

An expat in Wellington, New Zealand talks about the culture shock he's experienced and how he's handled it. He advises others who are feeling homesick to take the time (and expense) to prepare a meal like you would at home.

Culture Shock in Wellington, New Zealand

What is it like to live in Wellington, New Zealand? Get advice about making life there work and what the people there are like.

More Culture Shock Reports for Wellington

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

More Living in Wellington Reports

What are people's priorities in Wellington - work? family? socializing? 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 Wellington:
Submit a Living Overseas Report

Moving Overseas Report

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

Submit a Moving Overseas Report

Reviews of Schools in Wellington

Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Wellington. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Wellington:
Submit an International School Review

Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Wellington. If you are already living in Wellington, 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 Wellington by filling out 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 Wellington? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Wellington by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working Abroad Report

What's it like to find a job in Wellington? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Wellington? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.

Submit a Working Abroad Report
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