Orange County

Your Expat
Community in Orange County

Connect with fellow expats in Orange County
Join exciting events and groups
Get information in our Orange County guides
Exchange tips about expat life in Orange County

Brian Norris

"When first moving to Washington, D.C., I didn't know many people outside of the office. InterNations has changed that with some exciting events."

Caroline Stiles

"In such an international city such as Washington, D.C. InterNations holds great events for everyone to network and enjoy themselves."

Welcome to Our International Community of Expats in Orange County!

Hello and welcome to the InterNations Community especially created to support you as you relocate to sunny Orange County, California. By joining InterNations, you'll gain access to detailed articles about moving to and working in Orange County as well as have opportunities to make new social contacts. Our helpful tips and advice provide answers to your questions like, "what's the cost of living in Orange County?" and "what education options are available?". If you have a question you can't find an answer to, take it to our welcoming forum where our friendly expats share their insider knowledge to ease your concerns. As an InterNations member, you can get support from other expats and benefit from their experience and the reassurance of knowing that you are not alone; you have a community of seasoned fellow global minds on your side.

Join Our Exciting Events in Orange County

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

Find More Information in Our Orange County Expat Guides

  • Moving to Orange County

    With a diverse expatriate community, great schools and fantastic weather, moving to Orange County in California is a dream come true for many. Discover how to make the best out of your move to Orange County with this guide, from visas to accommodation.
  • Living in Orange County

    When staying in Orange County, you may indeed experience the ‘outdoorsy’ lifestyle the locals are famous for. Our InterNations Guide on life in Orange County has just the information you need on housing, healthcare, and education for expats and their families.
  • Working in Orange County

    As Orange County is a very popular expat city, chances are that you may also consider moving there to work. Congratulations on this great choice! This guide briefs you on the most important aspects of working in Orange County, such as work permits and job hunting.

Exchange Tips about living in Orange County

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Orange County expat forums.

Embark on a New Life in Orange County

With a variety of multinational corporations including automotive, technology, and electronics giants, Orange County has a strong business center. However, retail, tourism, and the service industry are also thriving sectors with large shopping malls and major tourist attractions; Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, and Newport Beach are just some of the highlights that expats can visit too. Known as "Surf City USA", active residents can join in with beach sports and there's a choice of cultural experiences to enjoy too, such as the City of Orange old town, which maintains its 1950s feel.

At Our Events in Orange County You'll Make Friends with Other Expats in No Time!

As you settle in to Orange County you may want to join one of our InterNations Groups such as our Wine & Dine, Live Music, or movie Groups to find like-minded expats to socialize with in person. We also host regular, large InterNations Events where our members welcome newcomers, make plans together, and build new friendships in the city. Whether you're contacting our members online on our website, or having fun together in person, you know that you are part of a community of trusted, fascinating global minds, from all over the world. We warmly invite you to take advantage of all the benefits InterNations has to offer.