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    I like all the possibilities this network offers to me: From finding information over my new dentist to meeting other expats in my free time.

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Chennai

Hello to all Americans in Chennai! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Chennai? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Chennai 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: Chennai is the biggest economic and cultural center of south India. The popular tourist destination is a large city known for its large expat population, sweltering heat, authentic South Indian cuisine, friendly locals, and much more! With the local bus services, the Chennai Metro Rail, as well inexpensive suburban trains, 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 newer developments south of the city, such as Sholinganallur or Kovilambakkam, which are not always well connected, though, and can sometimes be a bit of a commute away from Chennai’s center.

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

Connect at Our Events in Chennai

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

Want to meet other Americans at our events?

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Chennai Expat Forum

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

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    Jan 18, 3:12 AM
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    Aug 24, 5:53 PM
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    Hey Guys, So this upcoming weekend we should try to get together on Sunday for some breakfast or something.....

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    May 7, 6:32 PM
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    Hi all, Glad to see that there are so many of us here in Chennai! I moved here in April from Seattle for work and will be here for a year. Looking forward to meeting you guys at the next …

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Find People Who Share Your Passions

Sometimes still referred to by its former official name, Madras, and the capital of Tamil Nadu state, Chennai 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 Chennai? 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 Chennai’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the popular tourist destination has to offer, from Fort St. George, built in 1653 by the English Company of the Eastern Indies, which now houses the Parliament of Tamil Nadu, to the Birla Planetarium, one of the most modern planetariums in the country, 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 Chennai and connect with others.
    • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Chennai.
    • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Chennai 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 Chennai Community today!

    Meet Fellow Americans in Chennai at Our Events

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