If you’ve arrived in a new city where you don’t speak the local language, use this as a way to expand your friendship circle. Enrolling in a language class or taking private lessons can be an ideal opportunity to meet other expats from a variety of countries who are in the same boat as you.
As well as joining classes or courses, there are lots of language exchange options available too, which offer more personalised and one-on-one sessions. Attending a language exchange meetup is a great opportunity to befriend not only other teachers and expats, but the locals too.
In addition, using an online language app like MyLanguageExchange, HelloTalk and Italki is another way to learn a new language, and make some long-lasting friendships too.