As soon-to-be expats are preparing to move abroad in time for the new school year (if they haven’t already), it should be helpful to point out the living abroad reports posted by the experienced expats that have so much to offer. Here is an excerpt from one submitted by an expat in Toulouse, France:
What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?
The french language school for immigrants, organised by your local marie.
In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.
Diverse ethnic mix – I am white british and my wife is indian and we have experienced no issues at all. They seem very accepting and polite.
What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?
Airbus is the largest employer but there are others Thales, Capgemini, CNES, Astrium etc. If you speak french and you are a techy should not be too difficult to find a job.