July 02.2022






Traveling or relocating to a foreign country is never easy and can be overwhelming for most people, especially if you are alone. Here are few strategies for making new friends and overcoming obstacles in Vietnam.



First, live in a shared flat or stay in a hotel

These places are usually packed with foreigners looking for new friends. You will have the opportunity to meet residents, who will be your best guides in your new location!




Meet students at the local parks

This is a free and simple way to meet young locals who may share some of your interests, and most Vietnamese students enjoy practicing their English. The simplest way to meet them is to walk through the park and look for groups of students.




Follow the Expat Group on Facebook and Insta

There are a lot of Facebook groups designed to help foreigners in Vietnam.






Take a class

It does not have to be academic in nature. Language, music, dance, yoga, or any other available classes can be ok. Making friends with people who share your interests is always easier.








Volunteering is open to anyone and often does not require a high level of commitment. People are usually helpful, trustworthy, and friendly, so you won’t be lonely.





Feature image and First pageLearn the language

The language barrier is usually the reason for not making new friends in a foreign country. You can’t be friends with someone if you don’t understand what they’re saying. Learning a new language will not only get you a new friend, but it will also help you in your future job.






Play sport

Sport is the best way to meet people from all over the world, even if you don’t speak the same language!








Go to Social networking

Why not join a networking group? They are very dynamic in Vietnam, with millions of members.




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