Columbus

Your Expat
Community in Columbus

Connect with fellow expats in Columbus
Join exciting events and groups
Get information in our Columbus guides
Exchange tips about expat life in Columbus

Brian Norris

"When first moving to Washington, D.C., I didn't know many people outside of the office. InterNations has changed that with some exciting events."

Caroline Stiles

"In such an international city such as Washington, D.C. InterNations holds great events for everyone to network and enjoy themselves."

Welcome to Your InterNations Community of Expats in Columbus

Hello and welcome to your expat community of Columbus, Ohio. As the world's largest network for people living and working abroad, InterNations offers you the opportunity to connect with international people in Columbus and around the world. Packed with comprehensive guides and detailed information, we invite you to take advantage of all the benefits your InterNations membership offers as you make your way towards a new life in Columbus. Especially created for expats, our aim is to support you through this sometimes tricky process, so that you can look forwards with excitement, knowing that help and reassurance is always available. If you have any concerns or day-to-day questions, simply head over to our forum where our friendly members are always happy to share their knowledge and experience with a fellow expat. Remember, they've already made the move to Columbus so pick their brains on everything from tricky paperwork concerns to the best employment agencies.

Join Our Exciting Events in Columbus

Attend our monthly events and activities for Columbus expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Columbus Expat Guides

  • Moving to Columbus

    Due to its strong, diversified economy, Columbus has experienced a rise in migration over the last five years, Expats moving to Columbus need to obtain a visa before they enter the US. Check out our expat guide for more information about moving to Columbus.
  • Living in Columbus

    Columbus is the capital and largest city in the state of Ohio, USA. The thriving cultural and leisure activities make Columbus an attractive place to foreigners. Living in Columbus can be a wonderful experience. Find more information about living in Columbus in our expat guide.
  • Working in Columbus

    Columbus has been one of the most important engines to fuel the economies of United States. The city is home to the headquarters of many major brands and corporations. There are many job opportunities in the industry and service sector. Find out more information about working in Columbus in our expat guide.

Exchange Tips about living in Columbus

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Columbus expat forums.

Embark on a New Life in Columbus

As a busy city, Columbus caters to all, with football, hockey, baseball, basketball, and soccer keeping sports fans happy, while the Metropolitan Park District features a selection of beautiful parks with diverse ecology. Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, the annual arts festival, the yearly Restaurant Week Columbus festival and the lively bars of the trendy North Market District ensure a busy vibrant lifestyle for all. Columbus' main industries include education, banking, insurance, defense, aviation, energy, steel, medical research, healthcare, retail, and technology. However, as a state capital, governmental positions account for the largest section of the workforce.

Meet Like-Minded Expats at InterNations Events in Columbus

At InterNations we understand that making new friends in an unfamiliar city can be tricky, but you can start by meeting your fellow expats at our large, regular events. Simply come along, socialize, network and have fun; you'll soon realize that you are part of a community of fascinating global minds. We also encourage you to find an InterNations Group where you can meet regularly with like-minded expats as you pursue your own interests in the city. Join the Columbus Adventures Group to get to grips with the city and have fun while also making new friends from our InterNations expatriate community of Columbus.