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    Iraqi bureaucracy is very different to what I know from Europe. Sharing experiences with fellow expats helped me to overcome many obstacles.

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Erbil

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

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

Meet other Americans in Erbil

Connect at Our Events in Erbil

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

Want to meet other Americans at our events?

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Erbil Expat Forum

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

  • Moving to Erbil.
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    Oct 17, 12:31 AM
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    If you have a dog i suggest you to search for a home in Ankawa (predominantly Christian Municipality close to the Airport). Dogs are not well seen by muslims and you do not see any in Erbil. Dogs are …

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Find People Who Share Your Passions

"One of the oldest cities in the world, Erbil 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 Erbil? 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 Erbil’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the has to offer, from the Kurdish Textile Museum to the Fortress of Erbil, 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 Erbil and connect with others.
  • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Erbil.
  • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Erbil 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 Erbil Community today!

Mix and Mingle with Americans in Erbil at Our Events

Our Erbil 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 Erbil’s trendiest restaurant or a get-away with fellow American expats to discover the fertile, settled lands of former Mesopotamia. 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 Iraq 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 Erbil!

  • Mathias Döringer

    Iraqi bureaucracy is very different to what I know from Europe. Sharing experiences with fellow expats helped me to overcome many obstacles.

  • Isabella Martinez

    As you can imagine, expat living in Baghdad is difficult at times. The InterNations community helped me a lot to cope with the daily challenges!

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