San Diego

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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."

Welcome to the InterNations Expat Community Here in San Diego!

Hello, and welcome to the InterNations Community of expats in San Diego, California. Join InterNations to take the worry out of relocating to one of America's sunniest climes. InterNations is a global network of expats and global minds especially created to support expats and is packed with comprehensive guides, advice, and essential information. By reading our guide articles or asking in our members questions in the forums, you can prepare for your relocation, overcome obstacles, and find answers to questions such as, "what type of visa will I need?" and "what healthcare options are available?". Our forum provides first-hand advice from our friendly expats who are happy to share their experiences and answer your questions. Remember, they've negotiated this tricky process before, so take advantage of their knowledge on everything from negotiating real estate prices to finding the best place to buy roller blades.

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 Nairobi or Sydney.

Join Our Exciting Events in San Diego

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

Find More Information in Our San Diego Expat Guides

  • Moving to San Diego

    Due to its unique location of being right on the border of Mexico and the United States of America, San Diego has a lot to recommend it to expats looking to move to the West Coast. Get prepared for your move to San Diego by reading up on the city, its climate, US visas, and more.
  • Living in San Diego

    One of the most popular cities on the West Coast, San Diego, California, boasts year-round warm weather, enormous sandy beaches, and a range of different cultures and foods, making the city an ideal choice for expats. But there is more to life in San Diego; read up on education, transportation & more.
  • Working in San Diego

    San Diego is an exciting place to work in for expats from all different walks of life. One of the fastest growing industries is the health industry; the city has a growing reputation as a hub for health services, research, and education. Find out more about working in San Diego in this article.

Exchange Tips about living in San Diego

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

A Life of Leisure in San Diego

As a major center for tourism, San Diego has a huge scope for leisure and expats can take full advantage of the numerous theme parks, zoos, and waterparks. For those who prefer to spend their leisure time in more relaxed surroundings, the city hosts numerous museums and art galleries on subjects such as natural history, aerospace, railroads, and modern art. Sports fans will be in good company, with a range of teams playing football, baseball, basketball, hockey, and soccer in major stadiums around the city. San Diego's major industries include international trade, telecommunications, research, manufacturing, military/defense, and tourism. It is also a hub for wireless and life sciences, with over 400 biotechnology companies in the city. With numerous major tourist attractions and golden beaches, all industries associated with tourism such as hospitality, retail, and nightlife will provide interesting options for expats. The youthful city also has an extensive network of universities and schools, so educators with the right experience may find positions within the world of academia.

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 Munich or Frankfurt, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Meet Like-Minded Expats at InterNations Events

Once you've landed in San Diego we warmly invite you to attend our regular social events to meet new friends and network in a safe environment. Make sure you explore our groups to find like-minded expats in the city to socialize with; business networking, dining out, and open air enthusiasts are just some of our groups available. If you don't see a group for your favorite activity, feel free to open your own! With InterNations you're well on your way to an exciting new life in San Diego.