Bonjour et bienvenue and warm greetings to our expat community in Burkina Faso, Africa! Our members in our expat communities based in Africa are happy to advise each other on the essentials such as health, safety, and finance matters, as well as to discuss their shared experiences of living in one of the world's most vibrant regions. "What is life like for non-French speakers in Burkina Faso", "how does the current security situation affect your day-to-day life?" or "any ideas for fun days out in the Ouagadougou area?" are questions which could crop up for most new expats in Burkina Faso, or those planning a move. Rest assured that your fellow expats in Africa are best placed to give you the answers.
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Burkina Faso lies in the heart of West Africa, bordering Mali, Togo, Niger, Benin, and Ghana. Due to recent civil unrest, those considering becoming an expat in Burkina Faso are advised to exercise caution and retain contact with their country's national embassy. Many expats who arrive in Burkina Faso are based with overseas organizations and NGOs, and they will have some enjoyable options for leisure time activities. There are many safe places where locals like to dance, with food and drink aplenty. The mishmash of musical styles in the country means you could be relaxing to the chilled out sounds of reggae or moving your feet to the frenetic beat of the high-energy soukous!
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Burkina Faso might not be everybody's first choice of vacation destination, which is why those moving to the country on a permanent or semi-permanent basis can benefit immensely from the support network of expats within InterNations. We commonly receive positive feedback that members make scores of new friends and contacts within a short period of time. It is also a joy for many to meet like-minded expats not just from their home country but from all over the world, making moving abroad with the help of InterNations a culturally diverse experience. We ask all members to adhere to our strict policy of respectfulness and courtesy when interacting, to ensure a mutually beneficial environment for all expats.