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    Finding other expats to share experiences in San José with, helped me a lot. Thanks to InterNations.

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in San José

Hello to all Americans in San José! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in San José? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in San José 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: San José will pleasantly surprise you. The Costa Rican capital is a lively city known for its rich culture and history, impressive architecture, bustling nightlife, friendly locals, and much more! With the bus services, 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 Barrio Escalante or Los Yoses, for example, which are both less than 20 minutes away from San José’s center.

Although San José 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 San José, 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 San José
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    From United States of America, living in San José
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    From United States of America, living in San José
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Meet other Americans in San José

Connect at Our Events in San José

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

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Engage with Other Americans in Our San José Expat Forum

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

  • Teaching English in Costa Rica starting July 2009
    2 replies
    Dec 14, 5:46 AM
    Community member

    Hi Angie, my husband teaches English in San Jose (actually a suburb called San Pedro east of SJ) at a school by the name of Maximo Nivel. They've just hired another two teachers last month. I'm not …

  • Looking for social clubs
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    Jul 25, 5:11 AM
    Community member

    Hola Annie! Have things changed for you yet? What area are you living? What type of things are you into (your profile doesn't have much)? What type of hours do you have to socialize (I see you're …

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Find People Who Share Your Passions

As the largest city of Costa Rica, San José 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 San José? 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 San José’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the Costa Rican capital has to offer, from La Paz Waterfall Gardens, full of pleasant waterfall trails and wildlife exhibits to the Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica, considered the finest historic building in San José, 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 San José and connect with others.
  • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in San José.
  • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in San José 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 San José Community today!

Meet Fellow Americans in San José at Our Events

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