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InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Dakar

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

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

Meet other Americans in Dakar

Connect at Our Events in Dakar

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

Want to meet other Americans at our events?

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Dakar Expat Forum

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

  • Coming to Dakar in the end of May- with Kids!
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    Apr 20, 6:08 PM
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    I too may be moving to Dakar next year with my family - 2 boys, age 8 (twins), and would be curious to hear what you found out about activities for kids. My kids speak/read french, so that might make …

  • Travel to Dakar
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    Aug 28, 5:50 PM
    Community member

    Hi Andy, Well, it all depends on which type of accommodation you are looking for. Apart from hotels, it might be cheaper to opt for a guest house or hire a private apartment for the duration of …

  • Dakar/Goree Swim - October 3rd
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    Sep 13, 4:59 AM
    Community member

    I am definitely coming to support you. I've got a couple of friends in town next weekend and I've invited them to come to Goree for the day so, perhaps, it's better if I see you on Goree?!! I'm so …

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Find People Who Share Your Passions

The westernmost city on the African mainland, Dakar 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 Dakar? 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 Dakar’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the has to offer, from the slavery museum on infamous Goree Island to Lake Retba or Lac Rose, a pretty little lake with a distinct rosy color, 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 Dakar and connect with others.
  • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Dakar.
  • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Dakar 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 Dakar Community today!

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 the 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!