Children playing soccer

As a host city, Bonn does not only offer a broad spectrum of leisure and recreational activities, but has also established a platform for newcomers, so that they may become acquainted with what is on offer in Bonn and feel a little more at home away from home. Regular BonnExpat evenings and informal get-togethers will help new arrivals to receive information first-hand and to become socially integrated more easily. For more details and upcoming events, visit www.bonnexpat.com. Here you will also find information on Bonn and the region, ranging from finding the right place to eat to meeting like-minded people or getting around in Bonn. The page also lists useful links for all who have recently settled in Germany.

Woman on the intercultural festival in the Rheinaue

VHS Adult Education Center offers an English programme for expats

The Volkshochschule Bonn (VHS) adult education centre includes classes in its regular programme which particularly address the English-speaking citizens of Bonn. The former capital of the Federal Republic of Germany has become Germany's UN City and has thus attracted a considerable number of international organisations. Many employees of the UN, of international institutions and global players, such as Deutsche Telekom and Deutsche Post DHL, come from abroad. These so-called expats live and work in Bonn for a limited time. VHS provides these foreign guests with the opportunity to get to know their host city a little more and, at the same time, to get in contact with other citizens of Bonn.

Download the current 2017 programme!

For more information please visit www.vhs-bonn.de or contact them under 0228 - 77 33 55. Follow this link to the list of all courses.

Bonn International Group on Facebook
Bonn International Group consists of more than 1100 active members of international organizations in Bonn. They are the biggest international community in Bonn. Their purpose is to conduct networking and cultural events for all members. They regularly meet every 2-3 weeks in different locations in Bonn.

Welcome to Bonn – a guide for newcomers

The Bonn International School publishes a brochure that provides detailed information for newcomers to life in Bonn. This guide was created by parents and volunteers and includes primarily practical information, eg Addresses of lawyers, opticians or bike shops, as well as DIY stores or grocery stores.

Welcome guide for newcomers 

Interesting links:

www.howtogermany.com
An useful website which tells you everything you need to know about living and working in Germany as a foreigner.

www.toytowngermany.com
An information resource, a meeting point, and a communication platform for English-speakers throughout Germany

www.vergleichen.de
An extensive comparison portal on various consumer topics such as cell phones, Internet, shopping, energy or travel and a host of other subjects

www.spiegel.de/international
An English-language website of the popular german newsmagazine

www.expatica.com
Provider of daily news, features and practical information on living abroad in English for the international community in Germany

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