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“We Are Every Expat’s Best Friend”

We want to be every expat’s best friend and trusted companion on every step of their journey.

How It All Began

Switzerland, 1997: Two young German students meet while enrolled in an MBA program at the University of St Gallen. Sharing the experience of living abroad in an international environment, they soon become close friends and sparring partners for discussing their ideas and plans.

After graduation, their ways part as each of them pursues his own dream: Malte Zeeck follows his passion for travel, cultures and people and starts working as an international television reporter in Europe, India and Brazil. Philipp von Plato, an entrepreneur at heart who started his first business while at university, embarks on a career as a consultant for global blue chip companies in Germany, the UK and Croatia.

Two Friends, Many Countries, One Problem

Germany, January 2007: Malte and Philipp meet again. Despite several years apart following different career paths, they soon realize that there is one experience they both share: being an expat. No matter where your work or travels take you, you are confronted with the same problems; because every time you arrive in a new place, you start all over again.

Finding new friends, making new business contacts, sorting out all the essentials for your daily life – all of this can be a very time-consuming, nerve-wracking and disheartening experience. Wouldn’t expat life be so much easier if there was just one place you could turn to and find everything you need?

An Idea Becomes Reality

Malte and Philipp decide that there should be such a place: A platform where expats from all countries of the world can network, socialize and find trustworthy information and services, wherever they are. A platform that makes life easier for expats. And so the idea of InterNations is born.

Malte and Philipp get their friend Christian Leifeld on board, and in an attic apartment in Cologne, their vision begins to take shape. Full of ideas and enthusiasm, they organize their own boot camp in an old castle, where they draft the first version of the InterNations website and a detailed business plan that would help them turn their vision into reality: In May 2007, InterNations is founded. Within a couple of years, InterNations grows from a network of friends living abroad to the no. 1 platform for expats and global minds worldwide.


Philipp von Plato

Philipp von Plato

Founder & Co-CEO
Product & Engineering, Operations, Finance

Malte Zeeck

Malte Zeeck

Founder & Co-CEO
Community Experience, Online Marketing, Communications

“We Make Expat Life a Great Experience”

We create a great experience and a trusted community where expats feel at home around the world.

Imagine you are moving to a foreign country…

You need so much information, you have so many questions – but you’re not sure who to ask. You need to find somewhere to live, open a bank account, set up your internet connection – but you’re still getting used to the local language and culture. And most of all, you want to meet others who understand your situation, who share your interests and hobbies – other global minds, new friends.

What if you could find everything you need in one place?

A place where international people like you meet, connect, and exchange information. A welcoming community of open-minded individuals who share your experiences. A secure space full of useful advice from fellow expats and knowledgeable locals. A world of opportunities to network and find friends who will explore your new surroundings with you – wherever you are in the world. You’ve just found that place. Welcome abroad, welcome to InterNations!

InterNations helps you feel at home around the world

From the moment you decide to move abroad until you’ve settled in and beyond – we want to make sure that you can enjoy your expat experience to the fullest! Wherever in the world life takes you, our InterNations Communities help you feel at home.

Connect with international people in your city

  • Network with interesting, international people both online and offline
  • Build your own network of expats & global minds, no matter where you live
  • Get in touch with people who share your interests and experiences

Join exciting events to meet fellow expats

  • Meet other international people in your city of residence at our regular events
  • Share your hobbies and interests with other InterNations members
  • Take the chance to make a difference to your local community by donating your time and talents to people in need
 

Get tips and information about your destination

  • Find information about everything you need to know when moving abroad
  • Read about other expats’ experiences and share your own
  • Exchange tips and join forum discussions with other global minds

As the largest international community for people who live and work abroad, InterNations offers global networking opportunities, local events, and expat-relevant information. At around 3,000 monthly events and activities, expats get to meet fellow internationals in their city, while forums and destination guides provide valuable tips and information. To ensure the quality of the network, InterNations membership is by approval only. For global employers, InterNations Business Solutions (business.internations.org) offers tailored B2B solutions to make foreign assignments a success and improve the retention of international talent.

To Join Internations Doha Community Click on the Below Link

https://www.internations.org/

 

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