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  • Ole Jacobsen

    Beijing has so much to offer for expats. InterNations helped me explore the international community and many close friends.

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Beijing

Hello to all Americans in Beijing! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Beijing? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Beijing 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 the megacity Beijing is an experience you won’t forget. The Chinese capital is a sprawling city known for its sheer size and long history, the mix of the modern with the traditional that is not only visible in the local architecture, and much more! With the public transportation network consisting of hundreds of bus lines and a fast and reliable subway system, 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 one of the outer districts such as Shunyi, which are about an hour away from Beijing’s center.

Although Beijing 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 Beijing, 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 Beijing
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    From United States of America, living in Beijing
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    From United States of America, living in Beijing
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    From United States of America, living in Beijing
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    From United States of America, living in Beijing

Meet other Americans in Beijing

Connect at Our Events in Beijing

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

Want to meet other Americans at our events?

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Beijing Expat Forum

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

  • Can I Just Move to China?
    12 replies
    Apr 12, 10:08 PM
    Community member

    @Angie Yang: Angie, Nathan has been living in China for many years since the time he posted it (2013), I dont know maybe now he can not come back to China but I doubt about it as he belongs to Chinese …

  • May be moving to Yanjiao . . . what should I know?
    3 replies
    Sep 18, 5:26 AM
    Community member

    Hi, I will have the same "problem" that I my company will be in Yanjiao but I would prefer living in Beijing. Do you have any updates how the commute is today? Anything would help :)

  • Olympics in Beijing - worried or excited?
    7 replies
    Nov 2, 2:55 PM
    Community member

    I only say: Christmas 08! The whole business has to cut deals now, otherwise shops in the West will be empty. Because of massive visa problems a lot of Western companies are facing the dilemma of …

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Find People Who Share Your Passions

One of the most populous cities worldwide, Beijing 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 Beijing? 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 Beijing’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the Chinese capital has to offer, from the Ming City Wall Ruins Park and its remains of the medieval city wall to the Forbidden City, once home to the Imperial Court during the Ming and Qing Dynasties, 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 Beijing and connect with others.
  • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Beijing.
  • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Beijing 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 Beijing Community today!

Mix and Mingle with Americans in Beijing at Our Events

Our Beijing 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 Beijing’s trendiest restaurant or a get-away with fellow American expats to discover the snowy mountains of the Tibetan provinces. 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 China 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 Beijing!

  • Ole Jacobsen

    Beijing has so much to offer for expats. InterNations helped me explore the international community and many close friends.

  • Farrah Thompson

    At one of the InterNations events here in Beijing I eventually met my French boyfriend, who is an expat just like me.

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