Guyana is located on the Northeastern coast of South America and is the third smallest country on the continent as well as one of only four non-Spanish speaking nations in South America. The unique qualities of Guyana go beyond just these few facts and extend into the composition of the country as well. The nation has essentially four natural regions, one being a marshy plain along the coast, another being the inland sand belt, the third is the southern grassy savannah, and the last are the interior highlands. The varied landscape of the country makes Guyana a wonderful place to live as there are endless places to explore, including a nearly impenetrable rainforest. As the rainforests of South America are facing the serious possibility of extinction, the rainforest of Guyana remains almost entirely intact, and nearly void of human touch. Unidentified and rare species populate the rainforest and fill it with beauty and mystery.

The small country relies heavily on agriculture and its natural resources for the well being of its economy. Exporting goods such as rice, sugar, gold, bauxite, and molasses is the main source of national revenue. While tourism does exist, mostly in the form of eco tourism, it does not really compete with agriculture and thus there are not a lot of jobs in that industry for foreigners. English is the official language of Guyana and is taught in schools so teaching might be viable option for native English speakers. The exchange rate works in favor of international people looking to settle in Guyana as one U.S. dollar can be exchanged for 204 Guyanese dollars.


A certain amount of determination is required to achieve residence in Guyana because a person is only eligible to apply for residency through naturalization if they ordinarily live in Guyana and have been living as such for a period of at least five years. The person must show they are of good character and that they intend to continue living in Guyana. After such proof they must take the oath of allegiance to Guyana and are then given residency. There are three other ways of acquiring residency that are more specific to individual background so it is important to take the route that fits the person.

Whether a nature fanatic or a history buff, living in Guyana exposes an individual to so much culture and ecological wonder that moving there would keep a hungry mind active and satisfied year after year. The country’s proximity to another South American anomaly, Suriname, and fellow naturally lush nation, Brazil, makes Guyana an even more desirable place to set up new roots and embark on a whole new life.