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David Thyne
"At the first Shanghai Get-Together I met several American expats. I am very grateful that they shared their experience with me."
Diana Anhaus-Brey
"It is just so easy to find other international people and global minds with InterNations. I didn´t know there were so many in Shanghai."

Feel at Home in Dalian's with Our Expat Community

你好! Welcome to our expat community in Dalian, in the province of Liaoning. InterNations is a global expat network designed to connect people from all over the world. Though our platform you can start to build your network in China both online as well as offline at our official events which take place across Dalian. Tap into our huge reserve of expat knowledge and ask expats already settled in Dalian for their advice. Use our community forums to ask those important questions such as “how do I get healthcare in Dalian?” or “what are the schools like in Liaoning?”. Settle in Dalian with InterNations — the world’s trusted expat network.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Tokyo or Kobe.

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Join Our Exciting Events in Dalian

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

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Additional Information on Expat Life in Dalian

Jutting out into the Yellow Sea, the city of Dalian lies in China’s densely populated northeast. Its history as a major port means that today it is one of the major transport and trade hubs in Northern China. The city has been growing economically for the last twenty years and continues to pull in major multinational firms. Most expats find the climate in Dalian fairly agreeable — the winters are cold and dry, but the summers are wet and humid, however neither seasons reach extreme temperatures. Mandarin is spoken almost universally in Dalian, and although there are a few differences due to the local dialect, for the most part it is quite standard. Expats can find it tricky to pick up at first, but after a few months you’ll start speaking Mandarin more and more. Dalian is an excellent city to start a new life in — make the most of your time abroad with InterNations.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Seoul or New Delhi, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Meet New People at Our Events in Dalian

InterNations is unique to other social networks because it offers you the chance to connect with people offline, as well as on the screen. Of course, the platform enables you to securely communicate with other expats (our members are verified before joining), but the events organized every month in Dalian by the Ambassadors and Consuls create an environment where you can meet new people from all over the world. Questions on moving abroad are always better answered by expats themselves. They’ll know what public transportation ticket you should get for your commute, as well as what to do if you get sick. Build your support network in China with InterNations and gain crucial advice from our expats in Dalian.