Join InterNations

The world's largest expat community

Your Expat Community in Izmir

  • Connect with fellow expats in Izmir

  • Join exciting events and groups for expats

  • Get information in our expat guides

  • Exchange tips about expat life in Izmir

  • Sven Baudach

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

Meet the InterNations Expat Community of Izmir!

Merhaba and welcome to Izmir, the Pearl of the Aegean! Our private expat community was set up with you in mind — to help you settle into your new life and make the most of every opportunity during your stay in Turkey. All the questions running through your mind can be answered by our experienced community members, whether you're wondering about the best schools for your children, how to organize healthcare, or how much a loaf of bread should cost. Join our Izmir expat events to meet like-minded friends in this exciting city.

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 also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Dubai or Riyadh.

Jump right in:

Join Our Exciting Events in Izmir

Attend our monthly events and activities for Izmir expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Feb 22, 2024, 6:45 AM
7 attendees
This is a daily trip to Bornova mansions, churches & museums depicting the levantine families' (non-muslim minorities) life styles in the history of Izmir. We will be touring in a minibus with a profe
Feb 23, 2024, 4:30 PM
8 attendees
Hi guys, what about having a cup of coffee and chatting by enjoying the lovely atmosphere of an ancient mansion across the sea?
Feb 24, 2024, 6:00 AM
13 attendees
Dear all , Save the date. We will enjoy the fabulous Saturday and learn about Priene, Miletus and Didyma. ( please google and read, we will share the informations ). These 3 sites are very unique
Hello all, Time is flying, and February is upon us! Get ready for an evening where your mood sets the tone at our official February event - 'What's Your Mood.' Dive into the heart of the city at Als

Want to see all the upcoming events in Izmir?

Connect with Like-Minded Expatriates in Izmir

  • Community Member
    From Russia, living in Izmir
  • Community Member
    From Italy, living in Izmir
  • Community Member
    From Ireland, living in Izmir
  • Community Member
    From India, living in Izmir
  • Community Member
    From Netherlands, living in Izmir
  • Community Member
    From China, living in Izmir
  • Community Member
    From Canada, living in Izmir
  • Community Member
    From Spain, living in Izmir
  • Community Member
    From Spain, living in Izmir
  • Community Member
    From United Kingdom, living in Izmir

Meet other expats like you in Izmir

Our Global Partners

Share your hobbies and interests with expats in Izmir

Getting to Know Izmir, the Expat Way

Izmir is well known for its excellent schools, hospitals, and beautiful waterside location. It is a university city — there are seven different universities in the city itself and two more just beyond, bringing with them all the energy and vibrancy you'd expect from a student population — where great food, shopping malls, cinemas, and theaters can easily be found. It also means job opportunities for qualified expats, as many Turkish universities are English speaking. Regardless of this, many students are keen to improve their English, which provides another working opportunity. Other than teaching, Izmir is famous as a port city, making it an economic hub for freight, trade, and exporting. Many in the city cultivate products for export, such as olives, figs, grapes, and tobacco. The city has a much calmer pace of life than Istanbul, but is certainly not lacking in culture. On your days off, you are just a stone's throw from biblical Ephesus, Pamukkale, and Hierapolis, and the Aegean's best beaches. Most of the population is Muslim, but Izmir's unique mix of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish history lends it a much more Mediterranean feel than the rest of Turkey and explains its more liberal politics.

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 Brussels or Singapore, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Become a Part of Our Network of Expatriates in Izmir

The InterNations Izmir Community has members from across the world, from Australia to Germany and India, who all go through a careful approval process and respect our guiding principles. Making friends is one of the best ways to feel at home in a new place, so join one of Izmir's many groups — there are groups dedicated to photography, dance, local cooking, excursions, and even board games. There really is something for everyone and they're sure to excite you about life in Izmir. You can also attend our larger social and networking events, open to the entire community.

  • 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.

Our Global Partners

Other Communities in Turkey

Like-Minded Expatriates in Izmir

Turkey Guide Topics

Forum Categories in Izmir

Other Languages