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InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Lugano

Hello to all Americans in Lugano! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Lugano? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Lugano 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: Switzerland’s largest Italian-speaking city has much to offer, including some of the best weather in the country. The important banking center is a lakeside city known for its beautiful natural surroundings and many green parks, charming mix of Italian and Swiss culture, delicious food served at grotto restaurants, and much more! With the local buses and funicular railways, 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 residential areas like Massagno or even nearby villages such as Davesco, which are just a short commute away from Lugano’s center.

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

Meet other Americans in Lugano

Connect at Our Events in Lugano

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

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Lugano Expat Forum

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

Ask experienced American expats in Lugano

  • Where can I find American food?
  • Where can I meet other Americans?
  • Are there American schools in Lugano?

Find People Who Share Your Passions

"Nicknamed the “Monte Carlo of Switzerland”, Lugano 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 Lugano? 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 Lugano’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the important banking center has to offer, from Lago di Lugano (Lugano Lake) with its crystal clear water and surrounding mountains to the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, 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 Lugano and connect with others.
  • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Lugano.
  • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Lugano 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 Lugano Community today!

Meet Fellow Americans in Lugano at Our Events

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