While North Rhine-Westphalia is relatively large, getting around is fairly easy and convenient, thanks to a modern, efficient, and well-run public transportation system.
One of the best ways to get acclimated to your new home away from home is to join a local club or organization.
As the most populated area in Germany, the Rhine-Ruhr region is a conglomeration of cities, towns and villages – each with its own heritage, history and culture.
International churches provide an important link for the expatriate community in the Rhine-Ruhr region – a veritable home away from home.
Not every expatriate will need the same services and the same level of service. A family will need and expect different services than will a single expatriate; experienced expatriates will probably need less assistance than inexperienced ones.