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  • Connect with fellow Americans in Dortmund

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  • Join exciting events and activities

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  • Daiki Saito

    When my company decided to send me to Essen, I took a quick look at the local community and said: Please do!

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Dortmund

Hello to all Americans in Dortmund! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Dortmund? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Dortmund 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: Dortmund is a surprisingly green city, considering its industrial past. The most digital city in Germany is a North Rhine-Westphalian city known for its famous football team (Borussia Dortmund), annual Rhenish Carnival celebrations, beer brewing traditions, and much more! With the comprehensive public transportation system including bus as well as light-rail (Stadtbahn) and regional train services, 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 other parts of the Rhein-Ruhr area, which are an easy commute away from Dortmund’s center.

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

Meet other Americans in Dortmund

Connect at Our Events in Dortmund

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

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Dortmund Expat Forum

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

Ask experienced American expats in Dortmund

  • Where can I find American food?
  • Where can I meet other Americans?
  • Are there American schools in Dortmund?

Find People Who Share Your Passions

"Situated at the center of the Rhein-Ruhr area, Dortmund 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 Dortmund? 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 Dortmund’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the most digital city in Germany has to offer, from Haus Bodelschwingh, a 13th-century moated castle, to the German football museum, 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 Dortmund and connect with others.
  • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Dortmund.
  • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Dortmund 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 Dortmund Community today!

Mix and Mingle with Americans in Dortmund at Our Events

Our Dortmund 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 Dortmund’s trendiest restaurant or a get-away with fellow American expats to discover beautiful Bavaria. 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 Germany 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 Dortmund!

  • Daiki Saito

    When my company decided to send me to Essen, I took a quick look at the local community and said: Please do!

  • Cristina Fernandez

    On InterNations I did not only meet interesting people but I also found a flat near Bochum and settled in quickly. A great platform.

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