Ashgabat - Post Report Question and Answers

What is the relative size of the expatriate community? How would you describe overall morale among expatriates?

Small, but close-knit. - Dec 2020

Most expats are associated with the school. There are a few businessmen in town. - Mar 2019

It is a small, welcoming, and friendly community. Overall morale is good. - Jun 2018

EXTREMELY small American community but the morale is pretty high - Feb 2016

The expat community is quite small, as there are few western embassies (UK, France, Romania, Germany, Italy, Japan, S. Korea, Turkey, Malaysia) in Ashgabat and most are staffed only by two-three individuals. Teachers at AIS and a couple of expat business reps round out the community. All face the same constant frustrations of working in Turkmenistan, so morale varies. - Jul 2014

Too small. - Oct 2012

Small -- very small. - Mar 2012

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