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  • Sven Baudach

    My business partners, also mainly expats, and me, we always use the wonderful InterNations Events as an informal get-togethers.

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Istanbul

Hello to all Americans in Istanbul! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Istanbul? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Istanbul 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: Istanbul offers an extraordinarily multicultural experience. The former capital is a vibrant city known for being Turkey’s most populous city and cultural heritage, but also for its long history, the enticing mix of East and West, and much more! With the network of trams, light rail trains, buses, ferries, hanging cable cars, a funicular, and five metro lines, 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 one of Istanbul’s outer areas such as Basaksehir or Halkalı on the European or Atasehir on the Asian side of the city, which are not always close, though, and can be a bit of a commute away from Istanbul’s center.

Although Istanbul 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 Istanbul, 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 Istanbul
  • Community Member
    From United States of America, living in Istanbul
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    From United States of America, living in Istanbul
  • Community Member
    From United States of America, living in Istanbul
  • Community Member
    From United States of America, living in Istanbul

Meet other Americans in Istanbul

Connect at Our Events in Istanbul

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

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Istanbul Expat Forum

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

  • International Primary Schools
    33 replies
    Jan 23, 4:37 PM
    Community member

    Hello I would really like to have opportunities for job in Istanbul, for English/urdu speakers or Arabic, specifically in art fields, for schools or something like that.

  • Weekly Language Exchange Group in Taksim
    5 replies
    May 17, 2:52 PM
    Community member

    Hello, I'd just like to update the orignally posted information. The time and location has been changed. We have moved to a place that is a bit quieter and in addition serves beer and wine. The …

  • International Social Event in Taksim
    1 reply
    May 23, 9:47 PM
    Community member

    Kevin , the idea is very cool go on this ı can help you if u need count me in...

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Find People Who Share Your Passions

"A city with many names throughout its long history, from Byzantium and Constantinople to New Rome, Istanbul 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 Istanbul? 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 Istanbul’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the former capital has to offer, from the famous vintage tram of Istiklal Street to the lavishly decorated Topkapı Sarayı, the imperial enclave of the Ottoman emperors for four centuries, 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 Istanbul and connect with others.
  • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Istanbul.
  • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Istanbul 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 Istanbul Community today!

Mix and Mingle with Americans in Istanbul at Our Events

Our Istanbul 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 Istanbul’s trendiest restaurant or a get-away with fellow American expats to discover Aegean Turkey, between the azure sea and silvery olive groves. These activities make it easy for you to get to know other expats from United States of America in your local community and meet Americans in Turkey 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 Istanbul!

  • Sven Baudach

    My business partners, also mainly expats, and me, we always use the wonderful InterNations Events as an informal get-togethers.

  • Maggy Roswick

    With all the great information and contacts provided by InterNations, it was no big deal to get settled in Istanbul.

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