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    At first, my wife didn't have a job when we moved to Kazakhstan. Through InterNations she's now found a new occupation.

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Almaty

Hello to all Americans in Almaty! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Almaty? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Almaty 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: Almaty may no longer be the capital of Kazakhstan, but it is still the major cultural and commercial center of the country. The most populous Kazakh city is a cosmopolitan city known for being the country’s major transportation hub, but also for its many green spaces and museums, the skiing and hiking opportunities in the nearby mountains, and much more! With the local bus, tram, and trolleybus routes, as well as the Almaty Metro and a well-developed 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 Remizovka or around Dostyk Avenue, for example, which are about half an hour away from Almaty’s center.

Although Almaty 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 Almaty, 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 Almaty
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    From United States of America, living in Almaty
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    From United States of America, living in Almaty
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    From United States of America, living in Almaty
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Meet other Americans in Almaty

Connect at Our Events in Almaty

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

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Almaty Expat Forum

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

  • Moving to Almaty in August '09
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    Jan 19, 6:33 PM
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    No worries! Thanks for the offer of support. My family and I are increasingly excited about the move and look forward to making new friends and connections. As our arrival date gets closer I will …

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    Nov 15, 2:41 AM
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    Hi David , I also can't find my way around the site suggested by Jeffrey, and I still want so search for that 3D map that John spoke about Have found the following site …

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Find People Who Share Your Passions

"Formerly known as Alma-Ata, Almaty 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 Almaty? 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 Almaty’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the most populous Kazakh city has to offer, from the Central State Museum to a hike up to Big Almaty Lake in the nearby Ile-Alatau National 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 Almaty and connect with others.
  • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Almaty.
  • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Almaty 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 Almaty Community today!

Mix and Mingle with Americans in Almaty at Our Events

Our Almaty 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 Almaty’s trendiest restaurant or a get-away with fellow American expats to discover Akmola Province, which surrounds the new capital of Nur-Sultan. 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 Kazakhstan 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 Almaty!