Georgetown - Post Report Question and Answers

Is it easy to make friends with locals here? Are there any prejudices or any ethnic groups who might feel uncomfortable here?

I think it is about average for making friends with locals. Georgetown is a very diverse city. - Jun 2022

Locals are the friendliest and most welcoming of any overseas posting. Absolutely incredible for the most part! Just be cautious of the high levels of corruption. - Aug 2021

Guyanese are super friendly. - Sep 2020

Guyanese are generally open to foreigners. Any Guyanese have relatives living in the U.S. or Canada, and nearly everyone has positive views of the United States (even in the current political environment). As noted below, there also isn’t a lot of racial/ethnic prejudice. That said, this is a very small place, so if you’ve had a negative interaction with someone (e.g., refusing a visa, cutting someone off in traffic, declining to give someone money), don’t assume that you’ll never see them again. As with street crime, situational awareness is very important. - Aug 2019


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