Settling into a new home is always tricky, so joining in with our busy community of expats living in Pittsburgh is a great way to make the process a little bit easier. Expats who have moved to the city from a different country will be particularly thankful for the advice on how to fit in, with issues such as local customs, tipping practice and US laws all hard to get your head around at first. Our vibrant expat community here at InterNations is a brilliant way to meet new Pittsburgh friends, too, as well as to find out more about your new home town.
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 Khobar (Eastern Prov.) or Jeddah.
Attend our monthly events and activities for Pittsburgh expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
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Pittsburgh is an industrial city, known in particular for its production of steel, which has earned it the nickname the Steel City. One of the United States' most livable cities according to publications including Forbes, Pittsburgh is increasingly seen as one of the key corporate cities in the west, attracting huge corporations, many of which are in the technology sector, such as Google, IBM and Apple. Pittsburgh is also home to one of the best cultural centers in the US, while architecture fanatics will find much to love in buildings such as the stunning Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh. The birthplace of Gertrude Stein, Pittsburgh also has a rich arts and literature history despite its industrial leanings.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 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 Dubai or Abu Dhabi, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
Expats who are new to Pittsburgh can meet new people by engaging in the thriving community of international minds right here at InterNations. Cinema is one of the most popular pastimes for people living in Pittsburgh, so joining the InterNations Pittsburgh Movie Lovers Group is a must for anyone who likes the big screen. Visits to the Frick Art and Historical Center and the Pittsburgh Center for the arts should also be right at the top of the list of things to do for anyone who is new to the city. And of course, there are also regular InterNations Official Events held in Pittsburgh where you can socialize and network with fellow global minds. If you have any questions or concerns about your new life in Pittsburgh — the extremely distinctive local accent certainly takes a bit of getting used to! — the community at InterNations will be more than happy to help and our dedicated guide articles on expat life in the USA can help you navigate the more general topics, from visas to buying a car.