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.
Bonn Expat events
Regular Bonn Expat evenings and informal get-togethers provide first-hand information for new arrivals and an opportunity to socialize. For more details and upcoming events, visit www.bonnexpat.com. Here you will also find information about 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.
International services by the City of Bonn
The City of Bonn supports the work of the United Nations in Bonn in numerous ways.
VHS adult education center offers an English programme for expats
The Volkshochschule Bonn (VHS) adult education center 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 organizations. 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 touch with Bonn´s local residents.
For more information please visit www.vhs-bonn.de or call 0228 773355. Follow this link to the list of all courses.
Bonn Expats on Facebook
Bonn Expats consists of more than 11.000 members of international organizations in Bonn. They are the biggest international community in Bonn. Their purpose is to conduct networking and information sharing for all members.
www.howtogermany.com A 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