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  • Connect with fellow Americans in Lisbon

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  • Exchange tips about expat life in Lisbon

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    The quality of InterNations' members convinced me to join. And I've indeed received a very warm welcome from fellow Lisbon expats..

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Lisbon

Hello to all Americans in Lisbon! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Lisbon? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Lisbon 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: Lisbon is a city steeped in history and tradition, with lots to offer for expats. The Portuguese capital is a dynamic city known for its immense cultural wealth, stunning architecture, music, cuisine, and much more! With the tram, bus, metro, and funicular 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 Baixa or Parque de Nações, for example, which are both a 30-minute journey away from Lisbon’s center.

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

Meet other Americans in Lisbon

Connect at Our Events in Lisbon

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

Want to meet other Americans at our events?

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Lisbon Expat Forum

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

  • Work contract contradictions with SEF
    1 reply
    Apr 1, 4:35 PM
    Community member

    HI may son once had a similar experience in the US I suggest that you contact the embassy and ask wht the proceedure is. Paul

  • In Lisbon June 20-25
    3 replies
    Jun 16, 6:21 PM
    Community member

    Thanks for the helpful advice! Leandro, maybe we could meet for a cup of coffee while I'm in Lisbon! Let me know! ciao Jessica

  • Moving to the Algarve
    6 replies
    May 8, 7:13 PM
    Community member

    Nancy, maybe have a look at http://www.numbeo.com/. That might give you an idea.

Ask experienced American expats in Lisbon

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Find People Who Share Your Passions

"As one of the oldest cities in the world, Lisbon 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 Lisbon? 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 Lisbon’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the Portuguese capital has to offer, from Castelo de São Jorge, which you can reach on foot via the charming old neighborhood of Alfama, to the hidden gem of the Jardim Botanico, an enchanting botanical garden in the center of the city, 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 Lisbon and connect with others.
  • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Lisbon.
  • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Lisbon 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 Lisbon Community today!

Meet Fellow Americans in Lisbon at Our Events

Our community in Lisbon is also very active offline. Our InterNations Ambassadors organize regular events and various expat activities, e.g. a dinner in Lisbon’s hippest restaurant or an outing with other American expats to explore the Algarve. These activities are a casual way to get to know expats from the USA in your local community as well as Americans in Portugal nationwide. Interested? Simply become a member and we’ll be happy to welcome you among our Americans living in Lisbon!