At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Peru and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.Expat Peru
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With 6,000+ followers and fans, Expat Peru is probably the foremost source of specfic information pertaining to expat life in Peru. A perfect place for new and settled internationals alike, expats can ask questions about moving to Peru, rent an apartment in Lima, take Spanish lessons online, keep up with local and international news, discuss Peruvian cuisine and recipes, discover what to see in Lima, Peru travel tips and more.
Expat Entrepreneurs in Peru
Creating a supportive environment for creative and entrepreneurial expats to get together and share their ideas, challenges, and solutions for working in Peru, Expat Entrepreneurs in Peru is a welcoming Facebook group to join. With the proviso that all posts must be relevant to the economy or entrepreneurial projects in Peru, the 1,200 members of this group are an active community of like-minded individuals.
Seek The Gurus
Leaving behind his career Los Angeles in the television industry, Scott moved to Peru to find the world’s great spiritual teachers, mystics, healers and psychics. He is charting his journey along the metaphysical plane as well as settling into life as an expat in the South American country that’s home to a section of Amazon rainforest and Machu Picchu.
Peru For Young Expats
One of for the younger generation of globe trotters, the Peru For Young Expats Facebook group is a wonderful community of fun-loving international settlers. The nearly 3,000 strong group was set up for people living, working, partying or even just those visiting Peru for sharing tips and advice. And in a country bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile, and in the west by the Pacific Ocean – Peru is a gem just waiting for the fun to begin.
Expats in Peru
This Facebook page (run by a team based in San Borja, Lima, Peru) is for global wanderers based or looking to move to Peru. Their watchwords are to provide security, companionship and any kind of information that an expat could need to find out. A fairly quiet page, there are still a few good items of information.
Expat Jobs In Peru
Connecting employers who value the unique skills and experience that expats can bring to the table, with keen expats is the goal of this public Facebook group. Even offering tips in their group description – like setting up a LinkedIn profile and having a bilingual CV – this is an essential group to become involved with especially in the early days of moving to Peru.
Born in Stockholm, Anna is a social scientist and writer who has and anthropological curiosity towards all things cultural. Picking up and moving to Lime, she curates a blog and Twitter about contemporary Peruvian culture and urban life in Lima. Her blog posts feature interesting people and events, and occasional travel narratives from in and out of Peru.
Expat Teachers & Translators Peru
The Expat Teachers & Translators Peru Facebook group is a closed community, but no less supportive for it. Sharing advice, connections and helping to guide new teachers and translators settling into the Peruvian lingual landscape, the 200 close members are a fantastic group to interact with.
The Project House Peru
Offering international students the opportunity of working to create sustainable social change for the impoverished communities in the city of Lima, the The Project House isn’t just accommodation, but a channel between international students and sustainable social projects in Lima. Their goal is to collaborate with communities as they build long term programs that are self sufficient and that continue benefiting local areas long after our volunteers return home.
Sharing what life is like for a working mom married to a Peruvian and raising a daughter, Wawas in Peru is a blog written by a big-hearted expat who left her comfortable country for an adventure in cultural discovery. Married to an officer in the Peruvian Army, she narrates her bicultural bilingual escapades and lessons learned along the way.
We’re always on the lookout for more accounts to feature – if you write about living in Peru on social media, leave us a link in the comments and we’ll take a look!