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InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Addis Ababa

Hello to all Americans in Addis Ababa! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Addis Ababa? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Addis Ababa 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: life in Africa’s fourth-largest city will be a memorable experience. The Ethiopian capital is a diverse city known for hosting the headquarters of various international and continental organizations, including the African Union, its excellent museums, Ethiopian coffee, and much more! With the road network as well as available minibuses and trams, 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 more residential areas such as CMC or Ayat, which are about 10 to 15 km away from Addis Ababa’s center.

Although Addis Ababa 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 Addis Ababa, 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 Addis Ababa
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    From United States of America, living in Addis Ababa
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    From United States of America, living in Addis Ababa
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    From United States of America, living in Addis Ababa
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    From United States of America, living in Addis Ababa

Meet other Americans in Addis Ababa

Connect at Our Events in Addis Ababa

Attend our monthly events and join various interest-based groups to get to know like-minded expats and fellow Americans in Addis Ababa. 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 Addis Ababa. Take this chance to mingle and meet other expats and global minds in Addis Ababa.

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Addis Ababa Expat Forum

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow Americans in our Addis Ababa expat forums. When you arrive in Addis Ababa, 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 Addis Ababa. InterNations makes it easy for American expats in Addis Ababa 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.

Ask experienced American expats in Addis Ababa

  • Where can I find American food?
  • Where can I meet other Americans?
  • Are there American schools in Addis Ababa?

Find People Who Share Your Passions

"With a name that directly translates to “New Flower”, Addis Ababa 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 Addis Ababa? 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 Addis Ababa’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the Ethiopian capital has to offer, from the Holy Trinity Cathedral to the world-class Ethiopian National Museum, full of ancient artifacts, traditional and modern art, 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 Addis Ababa and connect with others.
  • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Addis Ababa.
  • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Addis Ababa 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 Addis Ababa Community today!

Mix and Mingle with Americans in Addis Ababa at Our Events

Our Addis Ababa 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 Addis Ababa’s trendiest restaurant or a get-away with fellow American expats to discover a land full of natural contrasts, with waterfalls and hot springs. 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 Ethiopia 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 Addis Ababa!