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  • Connect with fellow Americans in Cotonou

  • Get information in our Cotonou guide

  • Join exciting events and activities

  • Exchange tips about expat life in Cotonou

  • Jaromir Novy

    There's only a small expat circle here in Cotonou, but this gave me the chance to say hello to everyone on InterNations!

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Cotonou

Hello to all Americans in Cotonou! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Cotonou? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Cotonou 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 Cotonou’s center.

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

Meet other Americans in Cotonou

Connect at Our Events in Cotonou

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

Want to meet other Americans at our events?

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Cotonou Expat Forum

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

  • Meet up in Cotonou, Benin
    6 replies
    Oct 14, 9:14 AM
    Community member

    Dear all, Thanks for your messages. I am no longer in Benin. Feel free to open up another forum. Enjoy Benin! - S

  • Anyone else free on weekends?
    23 replies
    Jan 12, 11:00 AM
    Community member

    Hello i'm benines new comer from morocco after 4 years studiying now i'm back to cotonou! if I could be helpful for community, let me know. Cheers!

Ask experienced American expats in Cotonou

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Find People Who Share Your Passions

The City on the mouth of the "River of Death", Cotonou 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 Cotonou? 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 Cotonou’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the has to offer, from Cotonou Cathedral, with its distinct burgundy and white striped tiled architecture, to the lagoon of Cotonou, dug by the French in 1855, 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 Cotonou and connect with others.
    • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Cotonou.
    • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Cotonou 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 Cotonou Community today!

    Mix and Mingle with Americans in Cotonou at Our Events

    Our Cotonou 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 Cotonou’s trendiest restaurant or a get-away with fellow American expats to discover the baobab-dotted savannas. 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 Benin 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 Cotonou!

    • Jaromir Novy

      There's only a small expat circle here in Cotonou, but this gave me the chance to say hello to everyone on InterNations!

    • Jessica Johnson-Hanevolt

      Before I came here as an expat, I only knew Benin as home of actor Djimon Honsou. But now Cotonou & InterNations is my home too.

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