Looking for American Expats in Guangzhou?

  • Connect with fellow Americans in Guangzhou

  • Get information in our Guangzhou guide

  • Join exciting events and activities

  • Exchange tips about expat life in Guangzhou

  • Sean Henderson

    Looking for an appartment on InterNations, I met the expat community in Canton. Now I am sharing a house with another member.

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Guangzhou

Hello to all Americans in Guangzhou! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Guangzhou? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Guangzhou 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: with an urban population of over 11.5 million, life in Guangzhou might take some getting used to. The busy trading center is a port city known for its long history, the Canton Fair (China’s largest and oldest trade fair), having one of the most expensive real estate markets in the country, and much more! With the public transportation network consisting of Guangzhou’s metro, local buses and a large bus rapid transit system, as well as ferries crossing the Pearl River, 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 neighborhoods such as Bin Jiang Dong Lu or expat hotspot Zhujiang New Town, which are less than 10 km away from Guangzhou’s center.

Although Guangzhou 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 Guangzhou, there’s a vibrant circle of American expats from all regions of USA, including New York City, Los Angeles, and beyond.

  • Community Member
    From United States of America, living in Guangzhou
  • Community Member
    From United States of America, living in Guangzhou
  • Community Member
    From United States of America, living in Guangzhou
  • Community Member
    From United States of America, living in Guangzhou
  • Community Member
    From United States of America, living in Guangzhou

Meet other Americans in Guangzhou

Connect at Our Events in Guangzhou

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

Want to meet other Americans at our events?

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Guangzhou Expat Forum

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

  • Gee, This place is so rustic
    8 replies
    Nov 20, 4:48 PM
    Community member

    Now the Guangzhou teenagers are proud of calling themselves Cantonese once again, some Guangdong people object: "Guangdong people are Cantonese, not only Guangzhou" but that's exactly what's wrong …

  • Christian Churches
    1 reply
    Jan 23, 3:07 PM
    Community member

    I go to Yidi Lu which is a Catholic church and we normally attend the Sunday service in the afternoon because it's in English. There is a saturday service but it's korean. There is a Christian …

  • I want to interview you
    4 replies
    Jun 1, 10:39 AM
    Community member

    Hello, Luke: I'm happy to see your message, your interview sounds interesting. what would i need to do if i want to get the interview? what is the qualification?

Ask experienced American expats in Guangzhou

  • Where can I find American food?
  • Where can I meet other Americans?
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Find People Who Share Your Passions

Also known as Canton in English, Guangzhou 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 Guangzhou? 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 Guangzhou’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the busy trading center has to offer, from Guangxiao Temple, a popular pilgrimage site for Zen Buddhists, to the lush Yuexiu Park, the largest urban park in China, 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 Guangzhou and connect with others.
  • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Guangzhou.
  • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Guangzhou 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 Guangzhou Community today!

Mix and Mingle with Americans in Guangzhou at Our Events

Our Guangzhou 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 Guangzhou’s trendiest restaurant or a get-away with fellow American expats to discover the snowy mountains of the Tibetan provinces. 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 China 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 Guangzhou!