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Connect with fellow expats in Raleigh
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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."

Get to Know Our Local Network of Expats in Raleigh!

Hello and welcome to the InterNations expat community in Raleigh, state capital of North Carolina, USA. InterNations has been created with expats in mind so that you can find everything you need for a successful relocation in one place. Informative guides answer your questions, such as "how do I apply for a work permit?", and give you the confidence to move forward. You'll also have help from our knowledgeable expats who are ready to share their advice and help you get to grips with your new city. Pick their brains and take advantage of their experiences with a range of topics, from official paperwork to the best hiking trails. Your InterNations account provides you with the support and background you need to make this lively city your new home.

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 Abu Dhabi or Jeddah.

Join Our Exciting Events in Raleigh

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

Find More Information in Our Raleigh Expat Guides

  • Moving to Raleigh

    Raleigh is often regarded as one of the best cities to live in the US, with the area's high level of education, relatively low crime rate, and pleasant green spaces. Adding to that approachable local people and a strong cafe culture makes Raleigh an attractive place to relocate to.
  • Living in Raleigh

    Raleigh is the state capital of North Carolina, and one of the fastest growing cities in the US. With an estimated population of around 430,000 in 2013, it makes up part of the Research Triangle area of the US, with emphasis on education and research; a fact that also draws a lot of expats to Raleigh.
  • Working in Raleigh

    As a part of North Carolina's Research Triangle, education is one of the most important sectors of the economy in Raleigh. Other key industries in Raleigh are clothing and apparel, banking and financial services, pharmaceuticals and electrical, medical, electronic and telecommunications equipment.

Exchange Tips about living in Raleigh

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

Embark on a New Life in Raleigh

As a state capital, Raleigh is home to a number of leisure activities to fill the social calendar, including baseball, basketball, football, soccer, and hockey games to keep sport fans happy. A number of theaters and performing arts venues, as well as several museums (including the North Carolina Museum of Art, one of the largest museums in the country), will please the culture-loving expat. The main industries in North Carolina span a range of sectors and include financial services, telecommunications, clothing, food processing, and pharmaceuticals. Raleigh is also part of one of the country's largest research parks, the North Carolina Research Triangle, specializing in biotech and high-tech research.

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 Dubai or Khobar (Eastern Prov.), InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Meet Fellow Expats at InterNations Events

Making new friends and professional contacts in Raleigh may seem difficult, but InterNations gives you an open invitation to a range of social engagements. Begin by attending one of our regular InterNations Official Events to socialize in a relaxed atmosphere, and then join one (or more!) of the local InterNations Groups to spend time with like-minded fellow expats. We warmly encourage you to take part in all the opportunities InterNations has to offer, as you build a fulfilling new life in Raleigh.