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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 Essen

Hello to all Americans in Essen! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Essen? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Essen 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: living in Essen means life at the heart of the Ruhr area. The “European Green Capital” is a North Rhine-Westphalian city known for its past as one of Germany’s most important coal and steel centers, the transition from heavy industry to a strong service-oriented economy, its many recreational green areas, and much more! With the available underground (U-Bahn), suburban (S-Bahn), and regional trains, as well as tram and bus lines and a dense road network, 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 Essen’s center.

Although Essen 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 Essen, 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 Essen
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    From United States of America, living in Essen
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    From United States of America, living in Essen
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    From United States of America, living in Essen
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Meet other Americans in Essen

Connect at Our Events in Essen

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

Want to meet other Americans at our events?

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Essen Expat Forum

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

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

Find People Who Share Your Passions

"As the second-largest city in the Ruhr area, Essen 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 Essen? 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 Essen’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the “European Green Capital” has to offer, from the Essen Cathedral, former site of the Essen Abbey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Zollverein Industrial Complex, a former coal mine turned 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 Essen and connect with others.
  • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Essen.
  • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Essen 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 Essen Community today!

Meet Fellow Americans in Essen at Our Events

Our community in Essen is also very active offline. Our InterNations Ambassadors organize regular events and various expat activities, e.g. a dinner in Essen’s hippest restaurant or an outing with other American expats to explore the picturesque islands off the Frisian coast. These activities are a casual way to get to know expats from the USA in your local community as well as Americans in Germany nationwide. Interested? Simply become a member and we’ll be happy to welcome you among our Americans living in Essen!

  • 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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