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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 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.

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 2018 programme!

For more information please visit 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.

Interesting links:
An useful website which tells you everything you need to know about living and working in Germany as a foreigner.
An information resource, a meeting point, and a communication platform for English-speakers throughout Germany
An English-language website of the popular german newsmagazine
Provider of daily news, features and practical information on living abroad in English for the international community in Germany

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