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Friedrich Schloßberg

Living in Chicago, from Germany

"At first, I tried to google all information on Chicago. Then I found InterNations and some of its local scouts gave me a personal tour."

Kristina Serou

Living in Chicago, from Sweden

"It is great to live in the Windy City and to enjoy the American way of life. However, I am also glad to attend InterNations events to meet other expats."

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InterNations - a trusted Network & Guide for Expats in Chicago

  • Build up valuable contacts with like-minded Chicago expats
  • Find reliable information and trustworthy tips about the expat life in Chicago
  • Join top-class InterNations events to meet fellow expatriates in town

Welcome to Our Expat Community in Chicago!

Hello and a warm welcome to our expat community in Chicago! We at InterNations are here to help you get over the hurdles of relocating to another country. You can get to know others who have already made the move and found our advice invaluable in doing so, and share your own experiences too. Once you've joined InterNations, you can get all the answers to your questions about expat life in Chicago, such as, "which areas of Chicago are best for me to live in?" and "how do I access medical care in the US?" or "which international schools are available in Chicago?", answered by our experienced expats in the USA.

Curious to explore other communities in North & South America, e.g. our chapter for Shanghai Expat? Or you might think of stopping by at our Brussels Expatriates community on your next weekend trip.

Our Services for Chicago Expatriates

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Chicago Expatriates Network

Join our high-quality network of Chicago expats to connect with expatriates living abroad in Chicago like you.

Chicago Guide for Expats

Chicago Expat Guide

Expat Forum Chicago

Get trustworthy and authentic advice from fellow members about all aspects of expat life in Chicago.

Chicago Expat Forum

Chicago Events for Expatriates

Attend our monthly events and activities for Chicago expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Chicago Expat Events

Find Out More about Chicago and What It Offers for Expats

The "Windy City" of Chicago has countless attractions on offer to its inhabitants. Cultural highlights like the Art Institute of Chicago, one of the biggest and best art museums in America, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, are held dear in the hearts of native Chicagoans and expats alike. The city is located on the shores of Lake Michigan, one of America's five Great Lakes and great for anyone who loves water sports or fishing.

The famous Michigan Avenue, known as the Magnificent Mile, is a huge strip of shops and restaurants running north-south of the city center. Plus, with its excellent healthcare facilities, great universities, and being home to some of the biggest companies in the world, Chicago can offer expats a great standard of living.

Connect to Other Expats in Chicago with InterNations!

At InterNations we pride ourselves on providing a safe, secure place for all expats to engage with each other and learn more about their expat destinations. Our members adhere to our values of respectful, honest interaction, which mean you can feel free to ask any questions you may have related to living in Chicago. Whether you want to know the answer to simple questions like where to find services in town, or have a more complicated issue over legal paperwork, such as obtaining a work permit, you will find our members are more than happy to help.

Make sure you keep up your hobbies while in your new city by finding InterNations members in Chicago who share the same interests. This is a great way to smooth your transition into your new life. Whether you decide to live in the Old Town, Dearborn Park, or Printer's Row, and enjoy cooking, sports, or learning Spanish, you'll find an offline group to match your interests. Lastly, remember to attend some of InterNations bigger social events — there you'll encounter some fascinating long-term expats with plenty of interesting experiences to share.

Also take a look at our network for Expatriate in Jeddah to experience InterNations all over the globe. Or you could take a peek at our community for Singapore Expats instead!

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