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  • Brian Norris

    We were urgently looking for an English-speaking doctor in Addis Ababa - a fellow expat then gave us a recommendation via InterNations.

Welcome to the InterNations Community of Expats in Ethiopia!

Selam and a warm welcome to InterNations' expat community in Ethiopia! Our network of expats and global minds is here to answer all the questions you may have before moving to the country. Whether you're moving to Addis Ababa, Adama, Gondar, or elsewhere, your fellow expatriates are here to make your transition easier. For those who are moving to Ethiopia from the west, there are some adjustments ahead. Medical care is scarce away from the main cities, and international schools are limited to the major cities. While there are a few challenges ahead, you'll soon find that there are US board certified physicians at St. Yared Hospital, the Sandford School is welcoming, and there are multiple vaccinations you can use as an extra layer of protection.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you are moving to another country or going on a business trip somewhere — our communities around the world are there to make you feel at home wherever you are. Feel free to check out our vibrant InterNations Communities in countries like Bahrain or Kuwait.

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Join Our Online and In-Person Events in Ethiopia

Attend our many events to get to know like-minded expats, both in Ethiopia and around the world! Our new online events even let you find connection and inspiration without leaving your home.

Apr 26, 2024, 6:00 PM
24 attendees
Join us for an evening of good company in an interesting bar near Meskel Square. Reach out to me to confirm your attendance and I’ll let you know the exact location. Whether you are a longtime loc
Apr 28, 2024, 8:00 AM
26 attendees
Meeting Time: 9:00- 9:15 AM Meeting place: Hilton Hotel lobby Duration of the event: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Unity Park, Addis Ababa Entrance Fee: 300 Ethiopian Birr. We will meet Hilton hotel
Jun 27, 2024, 9:00 AM
39 attendees
Day:-1 on 27TH JUN fly from Addis Abeba to Entebbe, overnight in Entebbe. Day :-2 From Entebbe to Lake Mburo National Park, Lake Mburo National Park is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah parks. Day:-3

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Embark on Your Life as an Expat in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is a land fit for fertile farming and filled with ancient treasures. With plenty of national parks stretching throughout the country, there are lots of opportunities to enjoy nature. Although many of its major cities are in development, expatriates in Ethiopia are able to enjoy low rents and restaurants serve generous portions made with fresh ingredients. While in Addis Ababa you can visit Embwa Creamery for American-style ice cream, and those living in Gondar can enjoy a full Ethiopian dining experience with freshly roasted coffee at the 4 Sisters Cafe. Fishing, mining, and forestry are the leading industries in Ethiopia, offering enterprising expats the chance to enjoy the country's export industry.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad 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 Australia or Costa Rica, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Build Your Network of Expats in Ethiopia

InterNations is a unique community of expatriates in Ethiopia and elsewhere in the world, dedicated to making expat life easier for you. Our members go through a strict approval process to make sure the answers and advice you get are reliable. By using the information available here at InterNations, you can learn from those who have already experienced integrating into Ethiopian life. To ensure you have plenty of friends after your arrival, why not come along to one of the events offered by InterNations Ethiopia? These regular events are excellent for broadening your social circle. When you join our community, you gain access to the activities that our members organize too! These can include activities like walking and culinary evenings.

  • Brian Norris

    We were urgently looking for an English-speaking doctor in Addis Ababa - a fellow expat then gave us a recommendation via InterNations.

  • Maria Borges

    Expat living here in Ethiopia is hard sometimes, particularly as a woman. The introduction to InterNations made my life a lot easier.

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