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  • Connect with fellow Americans in Izmir

  • Get information in our Izmir guide

  • Join exciting events and activities

  • 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.

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Izmir

Hello to all Americans in Izmir! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Izmir? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Izmir 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: Izmir is considered the Pearl of the Aegean for a reason. The third-largest Turkish city is a large, metropolitan city known for being an important Aegean port, but also for its ancient roots, contemporary culture, warm climate, divine cuisine, and much more! With the buses, minibuses, and ferries, 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 more residential areas such as Karsiyaka, for example , which are less than a 20-minute car journey away from Izmir’s center.

Although Izmir 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 Izmir, 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 Izmir
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    From United States of America, living in Izmir
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    From United States of America, living in Izmir
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    From United States of America, living in Izmir
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    From United States of America, living in Izmir

Meet other Americans in Izmir

Connect at Our Events in Izmir

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

Want to meet other Americans at our events?

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Izmir Expat Forum

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

  • English speaking dentist
    10 replies
    Mar 6, 7:29 AM
    Community member

    Hello Sandra , I can recommend Dt.Akın Kuyumcu one of the best in his field located in Alsancak

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    Jul 7, 4:49 PM
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    Any new plans so far? ;)

  • Hard to live in Izmir???
    10 replies
    Mar 24, 11:08 AM
    Community member

    Dear LAura, I just send an email to you. Hope you get it. Izmir is the 3rd biggest city in Turkey and safer than Istanbul and also much more nicer and friendlier. You will fall in love i am sure. …

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Find People Who Share Your Passions

"Formerly known as Smyrna, Izmir 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 Izmir? 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 Izmir’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the third-largest Turkish city has to offer, from Kemeraltı, a historical market district which remains one of the liveliest parts of İzmir, to the open-air museum with Smyrna’s well-preserved agora, 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 Izmir and connect with others.
  • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Izmir.
  • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Izmir 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 Izmir Community today!

Mix and Mingle with Americans in Izmir at Our Events

Our Izmir 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 Izmir’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 the 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 Izmir!

  • 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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