excerpted from InterNations.com
For the first time ever in the Expat Insider survey, Portugal claims the top position as the country with the friendliest attitude towards foreign residents — relegating Taiwan and Mexico to second and third place.
Portugal has climbed nine places to claim the title of the friendliest country towards foreign residents worldwide.
The sunny country offers an equally warm welcome to its expats, with 36 percent of our respondents saying they felt at home straight away — nearly double the global average (19%).
When asked if they would possibly stay in Portugal forever, almost half (47%) said yes. According to a Dutch expat, the Portuguese “look after each other.”
Close to four in five expats (79%) regard the Portuguese as welcoming, and almost a third (29%) say that local residents make up the majority of their friendship group — a figure much higher than in the average global expat circle (19%).
Portugal's beauty, accessibility, and friendly reputation are just a few of the many reasons the TASIS Foundation chose this country as the home of its newest school, TASIS Portugal. It's also why we are attracting some of the best teachers in the world to our community.
As we prepare to open our doors to our Pre-Kindergarten through grade 7 students in September 2020, we invite you to visit us and discover our traditional Western education, academic philosophy, and warm Portuguese welcome for yourself.
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