Hello and welcome to the InterNations Community for Boston expats! The InterNations network is made up of like-minded expats who can help you settle into your new home as quickly and smoothly as possible. Our Boston members are a great source of information for useful tips about expat life in this great city and can help you find the answers to any questions you might have, such as "what are the best international or charter schools in town?", "which neighborhoods are the most appealing for expats?", or "which are the best insurance providers for healthcare in the US?". Your fellow expats who have already taken the step and moved to Boston are happy to help you out. InterNations also has communities right across the USA and the globe, and our social events are a must for anyone looking to meet fellow expats during their stay abroad.
With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Brussels or Hong Kong.
Attend our monthly events and activities for Boston expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Boston expat forums.
One of the oldest cities in the Americas, Boston has a long history of welcoming expats and that is still the case today. Boston culture is unique, with a strong Irish influence, which can be felt among its citizens and streets. This beautiful city with its charming old neighborhoods can offer its own distinct accent (Boston English), excellently paying international jobs, plenty of museums and cafes, as well as delicious international cuisine. It is very well known that some famous institutes of higher education are located in the Greater Boston area, such as MIT and Harvard. As such, the city receives a huge amount of expats for postgraduate studies as well as those who move for an international assignment with one of the big companies found in and around Boston. Besides the academic field, Boston nowadays counts with many research centers and is privileged to have one of be best medical centers in the whole country. The city is filled with cultural highlights, lively night spots — including bars, particularly Irish pubs, live music as well as the most fined and international places for dining. In addition, some world-renowned sporting teams like the Red Sox and Celtics call Boston their home. Bostonians are huge sports fans and whether it's actively participating or just watching, sport plays an important role of their lives and surely will be part of your expat life as well. A few miles out of town, you can also find gorgeous outdoors with Ski resorts for winter fun and hiking spots perfect for any season of the year. Expats moving to Boston can expect their life there to be quite pricey, especially in regard to accommodation. Bostonians as well expats typically also have to spend a lot of money on heating during the winter. Winters in North England are long and snowy and really cold! So particularly if you're hailing from a tropical, warm country, make sure you bring the stock up on warm clothes against the wind and cold. The public transportation system in Boston is run by MBTA, with around half of the population making regular use of it. The local train network, most commonly called "T", includes different subway lines across Boston as well as streetcar and light rail operations. There are also many bus routes available. However, having a car in Boston, as anywhere in the USA, is typically more comfortable, but can be problematic during winter time, rush hours, or when trying to find an inexpensive parking spot in downtown.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Singapore or Dubai, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
Like the city it represents, the InterNations expat community in Boston is vibrant and sociable, as you can experience yourself at one of the quality events hosted by our InterNations Ambassadors in Boston or through one of the local, interest-based InterNations Groups. From after-work drinks parties to visits to Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, our expat network has activities for everyone to enjoy. Our expatriates can also help to answer any questions you may have about Boston or the wider United States, and will help you adjust to your new life in no time. The InterNations Boston Community has members from all across the world. Whether you're looking to meet new people or craving the comfort of talking about home, we have a network of welcoming and approachable members spread across the city, so it's easy for you to connect with fellow expats. InterNations is so much more than an online network; we regularly hold real-world networking events and social gatherings across the city, and our forums contain information on job postings, club nights, apartment renting, and more! So, join Boston expats today and start your new life in America with the help of our knowledgeable expats.