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Community in Austin

Connect with fellow expats in Austin
Join exciting events and groups
Get information in our Austin guides
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Brian Norris

"When first moving to Washington, D.C., I didn't know many people outside of the office. InterNations has changed that with some exciting events."

Caroline Stiles

"In such an international city such as Washington, D.C. InterNations holds great events for everyone to network and enjoy themselves."

Get to Know Austin's Community of Expatriates!

Hello and welcome to our InterNations Austin Community! Settling into a new city is always a challenge and although Austin is known as one of the most inclusive places in the United States, a little help can still go a long way. Join our expat community right here at InterNations and get to know people from all over the world who have also moved to the Texas state capital, which is regarded as one of America's safest and cleanest places. With InterNations, you can connect with other expats, attend events and join groups, and find the information and insider tips you're looking for to help you with your move.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Geneva or Bangkok.

Join Our Exciting Events in Austin

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

Find More Information in Our Austin Expat Guides

  • Moving to Austin

    Austin, Texas is one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in America’s Deep South. Known for its live music scene, cafe culture and growing reputation as a tech hub it is no wonder many expats are keen to move here. Are you one of them? Then get prepared for your move to Austin with our guide!
  • Living in Austin

    As the political capital of Texas, Austin is also the cultural capital due to the big diversity of the cultural offer. Looking forward to living in Austin? Then be prepared for high temperatures in summer and to use the car, as public transportation isn’t great. Read on for more info on life in Austin!
  • Working in Austin

    Nowadays, Austin is known for its hi tech industry so this is a good place for work if you are an expat with a tech profile. Job hunting can also be easy if you are a teacher or financial professional. Find out more about working in Austin with this guide, from the local economy to income taxation.

Exchange Tips about living in Austin

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Austin expat forums.

Getting to Know Austin, the Expat Way

Known for its thriving local music scene, Austin is one of the most culturally exciting cities in the world. One of the fastest-growing cities in the west, Austin is home to close to a million people and its population is rising all the time. People who live in the city, which is known as Silicon Hills and also referred to as The Live Music Capital of the World, are called Austinites. The local motto is "Keep Austin Weird", which refers to the area's unique feel and eccentricity, while stringent no-smoking ordinances ensure the local air is clean and fresh. The annual South by Southwest festival draws artists and musicians to Austin from all over the world every March.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Moscow or Istanbul, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Become a Part of Our Network of Expatriates in Austin

Austin is a very welcoming city, but joining our expatriate community right here at InterNations can help you to connect with like-minded people as you settle into your new hometown. The busy forum is a great place to ask any questions you have about the local area, for instance which sports teams are there to watch or where the best restaurants are for dining out. At our community-wide social events, you can meet expats and global minds from around the world and quickly build your new social network. If smaller get-togethers are more your thing, then you can join one or more of our groups catering to different hobbies and interests, such as the Austin Kitchen Crashers Groups or the Austin Professional Networking Group.