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  • David Thyne

    Sharing expat experiences about Accra and the way of life in Ghana was really helpful to me. Thanks to InterNations!

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Accra

Hello to all Americans in Accra! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Accra? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Accra which will be showing your favorite baseball or American football team’s upcoming match or where to go in town for st■ turkey?

There’s no doubt about it: Accra might take some getting used to. The capital of Ghana is a coastal city known for its high temperatures and an extremely humid climate, but also for being one of the safest cities on the African continent, offering city beaches, an exciting night life, good shopping, and much more! With the tro-tros (minibuses) and shared taxis on fixed routes, the Metro Mass Transit services (MMT), and a slowly improving road network, navigating your way around the city from one place to the next is simple. This also means that if you don’t want to live among the hustle and bustle of the center, you can enjoy a quieter life in the more affluent suburbs of Accra, which are usually less than a 30-minute drive away from Accra’s center.

Although Accra has lots to offer, you might be wondering where and how you can meet other Americans in the city. Luckily, InterNations is here to make this easier for you! You’re warmly invited to join the InterNations community. Within our international network in Accra, there’s a vibrant circle of American expats from all regions of USA, including New York City, Los Angeles, and beyond.

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    From United States of America, living in Accra
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    From United States of America, living in Accra
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    From United States of America, living in Accra
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    From United States of America, living in Accra
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    From United States of America, living in Accra

Meet other Americans in Accra

Connect at Our Events in Accra

Attend our monthly events and join various interest-based groups to get to know like-minded expats and fellow Americans in Accra. From sailing to spirituality, there is sure to be something for everyone! In most communities, there are also monthly Newcomers’ Events especially for those who have recently joined the American community in Accra. Take this chance to mingle and meet other expats and global minds in Accra.

    Want to meet other Americans at our events?

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    Engage with Other Americans in Our Accra Expat Forum

    Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow Americans in our Accra expat forums. When you arrive in Accra, you’re likely to have many questions, from how to register as a resident to where to find language lessons. Use our forum to ask members of the InterNations community everything you’re wondering about, even things like where to find ingredients for dishes from home in Accra. InterNations makes it easy for American expats in Accra to exchange experiences and tips to support each other. You can also check out our Expat Q&A Forum to look for accommodation, jobs, or even advice on the best international schools or whether there are any American schools in your area.

    • Non-citizen identification; needed at Kotoka?
      4 replies
      Jun 16, 4:49 PM
      Community member

      Yes, I also have had a few 'shakedown' incidents over the years in Ghana. I got to quite enjoy it after a while as I always demanded to speak with the Commandant, Chief Inspector or whoever and they …

    • Fresh Milk?
      9 replies
      May 28, 5:33 PM
      Community member

      Amriha Farms up near Aburi- they are a govt farm and they produce in a very clean facility. 4.5 liter milk pastuerized but not homogenized costs 10 GHC and yogurt the same size is 12 GHC. When …

    • Takoradi, Ghana
      13 replies
      Jul 7, 9:17 AM
      Community member

      Does anyone still live in Takoradi?

    Ask experienced American expats in Accra

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    Find People Who Share Your Passions

    "The ""Federal Capital Territory"", Abuja can be a great place for expats, especially with the InterNations community helping you to make the most of your experience!

    Do you want to continue with your hobbies — or discover new ones — while living in Abuja? There’s a variety of InterNations Groups you can join, including everything from sightseeing to hiking. These are run by dedicated Consuls with at least one activity each month, such as dinners in Abuja’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the has to offer, from Wuse Market, the main market in Abuja, to the ultra-modern Abuja Millennium Park, and much more."

    Find other Americans to share your hobbies with

    Enjoy the International Experience with InterNations

    • Browse our network of members to get to know American expats in Accra and connect with others.
    • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Accra.
    • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Accra and across the globe.

    InterNations provides an easy, casual way to get to know expats from the USA and further afield in your local community. Sound good? Then let us welcome you into our Accra Community today!

    Mix and Mingle with Americans in Accra at Our Events

    Our Accra community is also lively and welcoming offline. The InterNations Ambassadors host regular get-togethers and a range of expat activities, e.g. a chic dining experience in Accra’s trendiest restaurant or a get-away with fellow American expats to discover the forested Ashanti uplands. These activities make it easy for you to get to know other expats from the United States of America in your local community and meet Americans in Ghana in a comfortable setting. If this sounds interesting to you, simply sign up for membership – we are looking forward to welcoming you among our Americans living in Accra!