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    I was amazed how many other members in Jakarta share the same interests as me. And some of them come from Norway, too !

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Jakarta

Hello to all Americans in Jakarta! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Jakarta? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Jakarta 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: Jakarta is a city of contrasts. The Indonesian capital is a dynamic city known for its continued struggle with smog and gridlocked streets, but also for its amazing cuisine, friendly population, mix of Indonesia’s various cultures, and much more! With the local buses (particularly the TransJakarta buses), the KRL Jabodetabek commuter railway, as well as the fairly new Jakarta MRT and LRT rail services, 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 the more residential neighborhoods popular among expats, such as Kebayoran Baru or Kemang, which are an hour to 80 minutes away from Jakarta’s center.

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

Meet other Americans in Jakarta

Connect at Our Events in Jakarta

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

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Jakarta Expat Forum

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

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    Apr 7, 11:31 AM
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    Jun 30, 12:58 AM
    Community member

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    6 replies
    Sep 18, 8:21 AM
    Community member

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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 Jakarta and connect with others.
  • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Jakarta.
  • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Jakarta 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 Jakarta Community today!

Mix and Mingle with Americans in Jakarta at Our Events

Our Jakarta 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 Jakarta’s trendiest restaurant or a get-away with fellow American expats to discover the ricelands, coffee plantations and volcanoes of Java. 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 Indonesia 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 Jakarta!