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Daiki Saito

"Only a motorsports rallye? As an expat, I learned a lot about Senegal's green energy sector: InterNations lets me share my knowledge. "

Lastri Sasongko

"As an expat in West Africa, I appreciate Dakar's contemporary art exhibitions -- I love making discoveries with my InterNations friends. "

InterNations - A Place for Americans in Dakar

Hello to all Americans in Dakar! Would you like to meet fellow American expats in Dakar? Would you like to get insider suggestions from other Americans, e.g. where in Dakar your hometown team’s next match is shown on TV or where to get stuffed turkey?

We would like to invite you to become a member of InterNations Dakar. As a member of InterNations, you will have access to an active group of American expats, hailing from Washington D.C., Los Angeles, New York City and all regions of the USA.

Meet fellow Americans at our events in Dakar

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

Find More Information in Our Dakar Expat Guides

  • Moving to Dakar

    The city is most famous for the Dakar Rally, but actually it is an underrated pearl of Africa: it has a vibrant music scene and a multicultural atmosphere, which all expats will enjoy from the very first day. Moreover, it is strategically located on the Atlantic Ocean. Check out more with the InterNations Expat Guide!
  • Living in Dakar

    As the capital of Senegal, Dakar is home to a population of over one million people. Living in Dakar can be challenging, but at least it's adventurous. Expats should prepare properly before going to Dakar. Find more information about living in Dakar in the InterNations Expat Guides.
  • Working in Dakar

    The agriculture, tourism, and information technology sectors have been an important part of Dakar’s economy and offer expats employment opportunities. UMOA (West African Monetary Union) members and member citizens do not require a work visa or permit. Check out the InterNations Expat Guide for more information.

Forum Posts by Americans in Dakar

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

American Expats in Dakar Help You With Their Advice

With InterNations, American expats in Dakar are able to find both the help they need as well as lots of valuable information. The westernmost city on the African mainland offers so much for expats to explore - our community helps you enjoy your stay to the fullest.

  • Look through our Members Network to connect with Dakar’s American expats.
  • Become active in our Expat Forums in order to find insider tips and suggestions from fellow American expats in Dakar.
  • Make full use of the Expat Guide for Dakar to obtain important information on your temporary home abroad.

Mix and Mingle with Americans in Dakar at Our Events

Our Dakar 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 Dakar’s trendiest restaurant or a get-away with fellow American expats to discover the Mouride conurbation (the spiritual centre of Senegal's Sufi brotherhood). These activities make it easy for you to get to know other expats from United States of America in your local community and meet Americans in Senegal 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 Dakar!