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    On coming to Colombo, I was dreading the culture shock. However, expats and local contacts gave me some great advice.

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Colombo

Hello to all Americans in Colombo! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Colombo? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Colombo 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: . The is a city known for , and much more! With the , 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 , which are away from Colombo’s center.

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

Meet other Americans in Colombo

Connect at Our Events in Colombo

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

Want to meet other Americans at our events?

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Colombo Expat Forum

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

  • International Schools in Colombo
    17 replies
    Mar 12, 8:32 AM
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    A pioneer in international education, Royal Institute International School https://royalinstitute.org has a reputation for devotion to academic excellence providing primary and secondary education.

  • American couple looking for a room.
    1 reply
    Aug 9, 6:25 PM
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    Hi Carl, This is not regarding the post that you made above, but to tell you that if you are in any case interested in learning a bit of Sinhala language you can contact me... It will really be …

  • Just arrived in Colombo...
    6 replies
    Jan 4, 8:55 AM
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    Great! Thanks for the invite- Ill definitely try and attend!

Ask experienced American expats in Colombo

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Find People Who Share Your Passions

The "Harbour With Leafy Mango Trees", Colombo 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 Colombo? 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 Colombo’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the has to offer, from Galle Face Green Promenade, with its great views and lively atmosphere, to the Dutch Period Museum, which documents colonial rule in Sri Lanka, 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 Colombo and connect with others.
  • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Colombo.
  • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Colombo 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 Colombo Community today!

Mix and Mingle with Americans in Colombo at Our Events

Our Colombo 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 Colombo’s trendiest restaurant or a get-away with fellow American expats to discover the administrative capital and largest city. 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 Sri Lanka 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 Colombo!