An Expat Talks about Living in
Jan 17, 2017
An expat in Cambridge in the UK offers some advice on life in this university city and how to succeed there. Contains advice for expats on what to expect and how to get settled.
What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?
How long have you lived there?
What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?
I joined a gym to attend classes. I find this is a good way to meet people of my own age. I tend to go when people are at work and go to classes which are targeted at people my age.
I also have gotten involved in church activities.
Expat health insurance to suit your needs. Get affordable healthcare cover that gives you more. AXA - Global Healthcare has supported members globally for over 50 years; including professionals and their families, expatriates worldwide, workers in remote regions, and many others embracing life abroad.
Learn More Get a Quote
In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.
Yes, I would say they are one of the more open to a multi-racial society than other parts of the UK. Because there are educated people here, this seems to make them more liberal.
What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?
As I said, this is a major university town. There is also the main hospital for the county. Industries relating to technology have sprung up because of the skill level here.
I would say that there are always jobs, both for skilled and unskilled workers. I think where London is an economic center, Cambridge is the technological center of the country.
If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.
I would tell them to either buy a bike or rely on public transportation. Parking and car ownership in and around the city can be expensive and frustrating. I would also say expect to spend more on housing here as it is a city in demand.
An Expat Discusses Living in Wantage, UK
An expat living in Wantage, England discusses the challenges of expat life there. Locals are not overly friendly and it can take years for people to accept you. She recommends that newcomers consider living in Oxford instead.
London Information for Expats: Introduction
If you are now, or will be, an expat living in London, you have come to the right place. We have pulled together enough information so that, at the very least, you won't feel like you are flying blind after moving overseas.
London: Key Topics
An overview of key topics for expats in London. Covers visas, schools, housing, cost of living in London and more.