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"When my company decided to send me to Essen, I took a quick look at the local community and said: Please do!"
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"On InterNations I did not only meet interesting people but I also found a flat near Bochum and settled in quickly. A great platform."

Get to Know Our Expat Community in Dortmund!

Guten Tag! Welcome to the InterNations Dortmund Community. Our network is made up of friendly and knowledgeable expatriates who can assist you with your move to Dortmund. If you are searching for advice about where to live in the city or want to know more about German culture, our expats are on hand to give you insider tips that can help you settle into your new home.

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 Abu Dhabi or Jeddah.

Join Our Exciting Events in Dortmund

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

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Find More Information in Our Dortmund Expat Guides

  • Moving to Dortmund

    Expats moving to Dortmund, Germany’s eighth largest city by population, may find it surprisingly easy. Good housing for fairly low rent and a lot of opportunities means finding a job, a house or apartment should be fairly straightforward. Read more about moving to Dortmund in the InterNations Expat Guide!
  • Living in Dortmund

    Living in Dortmund can be a cultural experience due to the numerous historical buildings in the city which has a strong cultural history. As a German city, Dortmund has good public transportation and an excellent public school system. English schooling can be found in private schools. Find out more with the InterNations Expat Guides!
  • Working in Dortmund

    Many large German corporate groups are to be found in Dortmund, mainly in the south and central areas. The big names include Wilo, Signal-Iduna, Max-Planck Institute, RWE, AOK, Uhde, Continentale, Douglas, Telekom, Stora-Enso, and the Institute for Analytical Sciences. Read more about job hunting, local economy and work permits in our Expat Guide!

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Find Out More about Life in Dortmund

Situated in the center of the Rhine-Ruhr region, Dortmund has long been a city of industry. Dortmund built much of its economic success on coal, steel, and beer, but nowadays it has become a hub for high-tech industries, and opportunities are abound for expats with the right skills. Soccer is a major passion in the city thanks to highly successful team Borussia Dortmund. For expats who love sport, the newly opened German Football Museum is a must-see. The InterNations Dortmund expat community regularly holds social events and runs a number of interest-based groups. Join our network today and discover this thriving city with like-minded expats.

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 Khobar (Eastern Prov.) or Dubai, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Grow Your Expat Network in Dortmund with InterNations!

InterNations Dortmund is packed with members from across the globe. We know it can be difficult when moving to a new city or country, and so do our expats. That's why InterNations provides a range of social activities to help you meet other expats in secure real-world settings. Build your professional network at our official events or through the Dortmund Coaching and Networking Group, or have some fun after a stressful day with the Dortmund Night on the Town Group.

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