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  • Connect with fellow Americans in Chiang Mai

  • Get information in our Chiang Mai guide

  • Join exciting events and activities

  • Exchange tips about expat life in Chiang Mai

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InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Chiang Mai

Hello to all Americans in Chiang Mai! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Chiang Mai? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Chiang Mai 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: Chiang Mai sees a slower pace of life than Bangkok while still offering plenty to do for expats. The largest city in northern Thailand is a historically important city known for its many Buddhist temples, traditional arts and crafts, green surroundings, and much more! With the network of RTC city buses and rót daang (shared taxis) services, 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 outer districts such as Hang Dong or San Khampaeng, which are about 15 to 20 km away from Chiang Mai’s center.

Although Chiang Mai 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 Chiang Mai, 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 Chiang Mai
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    From United States of America, living in Chiang Mai
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    From United States of America, living in Chiang Mai
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    From United States of America, living in Chiang Mai
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    From United States of America, living in Chiang Mai

Meet other Americans in Chiang Mai

Connect at Our Events in Chiang Mai

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

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Chiang Mai Expat Forum

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

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

Find People Who Share Your Passions

The heart of a sprawling metropolitan region, Chiang Mai 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 Chiang Mai? 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 Chiang Mai’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the largest city in northern Thailand has to offer, from the jungle-covered mountains just past the city border to nearby Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, one of Thailand’s most famous temples, 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 Chiang Mai and connect with others.
    • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Chiang Mai.
    • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Chiang Mai 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 Chiang Mai Community today!

    Mix and Mingle with Americans in Chiang Mai at Our Events

    Our Chiang Mai 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 Chiang Mai’s trendiest restaurant or a get-away with fellow American expats to discover the bustling, frenetic capital. 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 Thailand 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 Chiang Mai!