Los Angeles

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Juan Garcia

"Los Angeles is a great city, but only thanks to some members of InterNations, I could find the hottest places in its exciting nightlife."

Cynthia Fleming

"The InterNations members gave us very good hints about where to dine out in Los Angeles and enjoy the Californian wines. "

Meet Our Community of Expats in Los Angeles and Get Connected!

Hello and a very warm welcome to the InterNations Los Angeles Community for expats! As a platform designed to serve expats in Los Angeles and elsewhere around the world, InterNations is available to help make your arrival in America's most glamorous city easier. There's a rich variety of resources here, so why not browse through our guide articles and forums to see if you can find useful answers to your most burning questions? These may include, "how do I set up a bank account?" and "where do I go for health insurance?". You'll soon find that the InterNations Community can make integrating into Los Angeles easier.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Hong Kong or Riyadh.

Join Our Exciting Events in Los Angeles

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

Find More Information in Our Los Angeles Expat Guides

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    Have you decided to haul your family, pets, and personal belongings overseas – at least for the next few years? Congratulations! You have taken the first big step towards moving abroad! InterNations provides you with practical information on preparing for moving abroad, from visa to flight tickets.
  • Living in a Foreign Country: How to Adapt?

    Living in a foreign country is hard enough as it is, with all the administrational issues you have to deal with. But if you don’t want to get stuck in the expat bubble, you'll need to learn to adjust to life in a foreign country. InterNations gives you a few tips on how to succeed at this challenge.
  • How to Find a Job Abroad

    Quite a few self-made expats struggle to find a job abroad. This doesn’t mean it’s impossible though! With a structured, thought-out approach, determination and a dose of creativity, you increase your chances of success during your job search overseas.

Exchange Tips about living in Los Angeles

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Los Angeles expat forums.

What Is Living in Los Angeles Like for Expats?

As a city, Los Angeles is exciting, enticing, and within easy reach of some gorgeous national parks. If you're looking for a family-friendly neighborhood with lots of space and all the amenities you could wish for, try the Valley or Brentwood. To enjoy inner city living, try Hollywood or the increasingly gentrified Downtown area. If you prefer a more alternative, laid-back vibe, Venice Beach will be the place for you. Like many cities in the US, Los Angeles offers excellent access to world-class schools, hospitals, and further education facilities. Cheap eats and fine dining experiences are both available in abundance, including the sumptuous vegetarian dishes at Shojin Organic and Natural, and the low-cost dishes at Craft Los Angeles.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere 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 Singapore or Shanghai, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Find Friends and Build Your Network in Los Angeles with InterNations!

InterNations is a welcoming community for expatriates in Los Angeles and other areas of the world. When you become a member, being respectful towards other members and making positive contributions will enhance our safe community. If the questions you have haven't yet been answered, put them forward to our Los Angeles expatriates and they'll soon help you. By joining InterNations, you can access a wealth of information from those who have already been through the relocation experience. At InterNations, we organize regular Los Angeles expatriate events, which give you the chance to make new friends and business contacts. If you'd like to broaden your social circle further, try one of our groups for different hobbies and interests. These include groups dedicated to museum visits, cocktail nights, and running on the beach.