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    With all of the information that InterNations provided on Wellington, it made my move from Turkey easier than I could have imagined.

InterNations - A Place for Americans in Christchurch

Hello to all of our Americans in Christchurch! Are you interested in getting to know fellow American expats in Christchurch? Are you looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. which bars in Christchurch will broadcast your favorite team’s upcoming match or where in town to go for stuffed turkey?

You are cordially invited to be part of InterNations Christchurch. Among the members of our international expat network, there is also a vibrant circle of American expats, coming from Washington D.C., Los Angeles, New York City and all regions of the USA.

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Attend our monthly events and activities and join various interest-based groups to get to know like-minded expatriates and fellow Americans in Christchurch.

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Forum Posts by Americans in Christchurch

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow Americans in our Christchurch expat forums.

  • Paperwork Help!
    3 replies
    Apr 1, 21:58

    Hello fellow Americans!I would like to ask for advice on getting a job here!Employers do not want to help with the Visa process.They do not understand the written job offer process and the 3-4 week …

  • Most beautiful places to live in NZ?
    6 replies
    Feb 12, 00:29

    G'day from Brisbane Australia, my fiancée Igor and I are moving to NZ either July or August this year and can't wait super excited and hoping to find some new friends looking at moving to Dunedan I'm …

  • Shipping California to Dunedin
    5 replies
    Mar 9, 07:21

    I packed the items myself, although the moving company was contracted to do that as well (packing was my preference). I standard boxed plates/dishes, etc., plastic binned other things, and used every …

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American Expats in Christchurch Share Their Experiences

InterNations is a place where American expats in Christchurch exchange experiences and tips to support each other. Ōtautahi, as it is known to the Maori, can be a great place for expats - our community helps you make the most of your experience!

  • Browse our Members Network to get to know Christchurch’s American expats.
  • Take part in our Expat Forums to obtain first hand tips from fellow American expats in Christchurch.
  • Use the Expat Guide for Christchurch to find information on your host city.

Meet Fellow Americans in Christchurch at Our Events

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