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Newcomer Interest Group

The Newcomer Interest Group is a group within GABA that helps new arrivals to the Bay Area by answering questions and pointing them to the many resources we know about.

Our Newcomer Mixer events allow our corporate members to introduce their business and offer newcomers the opportunity to get information about Silicon Valley. This is a unique networking experience and an excellent opportunity to share and gain knowledge from local experts. 

Topics of high interest include:

  • Visa/green card
  • General legal questions
  • How do I manage my (German and US) money in the USA?
  • Housing (renting/buying)
  • Do I really need a US credit card? How do I get one?
  • Schools / Higher Education
  • Medical insurance (major differences to the German system and what is the best plan for me and my family?)
  • General insurance questions

Willkommen in der Bay Area!


Newcomer Mixer
San Francisco, May 12, 2016
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Newcomer Mixer
Palo Alto, Oct 19, 2015
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For specific questions regarding the Newcomer Interest Group please contact:

Katharina Lehmann

Newcomer Interest Group Chair

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