InterNations: Grand 11th Birthday Party


Autumn (Höst) has begun in Gothenburg aka Göteborg, and the first InterNations party of the seasons was also its 11th anniversary event.

More than 100 members from 50 countries with ‘global-mindedness’ gathered at the Clarion Post Hotel by Central Station on the last Friday of September. Lucia Stan and Raghu Sharma, the ambassadors of InterNations in Gothenburg, secured a newly-refurbished spot for the party at the landmark hotel and treated the guests with a platter of nibbles: a mix a different types of cheese and salami. The attendees were classic members (whose patronage has been with the community for almost a decade), regular members and more than seven new members – one of them was a Spotify’s engineer from the USA.

A Stockholmer residing in Gothenburg for work attended the party for the first time and expressed surprise at the diverse backgrounds of members and their conviviality.

InterNations is a cultural organization headquartered in Germany and has its presence in 420 cities. The occasion was also an opportunity for the international community to cash in on the networking opportunities, to find out about local events and expat-relevant information ranging from housing to outdoor activities to what is what.

The star attendees were a politician from Gothenburg and a Russian musician who is composing music for a movie and about to release an album.

InterNations’ Spirit is – Nobody stands alone! And insists members to use real profiles and on to be welcoming to others: ‘Live the spirit of connecting global minds.’ The platform also gives enables members to participate in world forums on topics like politics and society, expat Q&A, travel, small talk, and marketplace. One of the current discussion is ‘Are men less faithful than women?’

English is the main language of InterNations.

InterNations is ‘not a database for promoting your business, recruiting, or finding a date’ and does not tolerates spam.

Do you want to be member or an ambassador of InterNations in Gothenburg? Get in touch with the ambasssdors.