How To Make Friends In A New City

Moving to a new city to work is always a daunting thought, but don’t worry, it’s an adventure you will never regret. Here are a few things you can do that will make meeting people a little bit easier.

Reach Out To Friends Of Friends

Ask your current friends if they know anyone in your new city. Get their contact info and reach out to them! A lot of people know that big moves can be daunting and will be willing to meet for dinner or a drink or introduce you into their circle of friends.

Stay In A Hostel When You Arrive

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When you land in England, I recommend booking into a hostel or house share to make meeting people in your new city a lot easier. Sharing a room with other people and having sociable communal areas makes it hard not to meet someone just like you.

Make An Effort With Co-Workers

Sit and chat to co-workers at lunch and get to know others in the staff room. You’ll get closer over time and start being invited to things outside of work. It’s always good to ask your consultants for other teachers that are in your area too to meet up with and make friends with.

Join A Gym

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Gym classes are a great way to socialise with people who have similar interests to you. You’ll find that people in the classes attend weekly so you’ll gradually get to know faces. Pluck up the courage to start a conversation with them.

Sign Up To Activities And Meet Up Groups

Use trying something new as a way of meeting new people. If you’ve always wanted to try something, there’s no time like the present! If you’re in a class with others doing the same activity, it’s likely that you are with people that share similar interests so pluck up the courage to start chatting to them and you’ll be good friends in no time.

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