Looking for American Expats in Belfast?

  • Connect with fellow Americans in Belfast

  • Get information in our Belfast guide

  • Join exciting events and activities

  • Exchange tips about expat life in Belfast

  • Jan-Peter van Tijk

    I wish I'd found InterNations sooner: It would have made my first few month as an expat in London much less overwhelming.

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Belfast

Hello to all Americans in Belfast! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Belfast? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Belfast 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: Belfast is a modern and welcoming city. The capital of Northern Ireland is a bustling city known for being the place where the RMS Titanic was built but also for its rich history, traditional pubs, green spaces, museums, Victorian architecture, and much more! With the Translink and Irish Rail services, network of local buses, and good road links, 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 residential areas such as Ormeau Road or Holywood Road, for example, which are just 20 to 30 minutes away from Belfast’s center.

Although Belfast 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 Belfast, 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 Belfast
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    From United States of America, living in Belfast
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    From United States of America, living in Belfast
  • Community Member
    From United States of America, living in Belfast
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    From United States of America, living in Belfast

Meet other Americans in Belfast

Connect at Our Events in Belfast

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

Want to meet other Americans at our events?

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Belfast Expat Forum

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

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

Find People Who Share Your Passions

Nicknamed Linenopolis, in reference to its Irish linen industry, Belfast 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 Belfast? 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 Belfast’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the capital of Northern Ireland has to offer, from the Botanic Gardens in the Queens Quarter, a public park set on 28 acres, to Titanic Belfast, a distinctive landmark viewed as the world's largest Titanic visitor attraction and tribute to the story of Belfast's maritime history, 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 Belfast and connect with others.
  • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Belfast.
  • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Belfast 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 Belfast Community today!

Meet Fellow Americans in Belfast at Our Events

Our community in Belfast is also very active offline. Our InterNations Ambassadors organize regular events and various expat activities, e.g. a dinner in Belfast’s hippest restaurant or an outing with other American expats to explore the outstanding beauty of the Cotswolds, "the Heart of England". These activities are a casual way to get to know expats from the USA in your local community as well as Americans in the UK nationwide. Interested? Simply become a member and we’ll be happy to welcome you among our Americans living in Belfast!