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    I was amazed how many like-minded expats there are in La Paz; it was great to get in touch with such a friendly group of people.

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Santa Cruz

Hello to all Americans in Santa Cruz! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Santa Cruz? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Santa Cruz 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: as a growing metropolis which retains its traditions, Santa Cruz will surprise you. The largest city in Bolivia is a tropical city known for not only being the most important business center in Bolivia and the unofficial “Sloth Capital of the World”, but also for its warm climate, exciting nightlife, nearby national parks, and much more! With the affordable 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 the more residential areas such as Equipetrol or Sirari, for example, which are a 20 to 25-minute journey away from Santa Cruz’s center.

Although Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz, 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 Santa Cruz
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Meet other Americans in Santa Cruz

Connect at Our Events in Santa Cruz

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

Want to meet other Americans at our events?

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Santa Cruz Expat Forum

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

    Ask experienced American expats in Santa Cruz

    • Where can I find American food?
    • Where can I meet other Americans?
    • Are there American schools in Santa Cruz?

    Find People Who Share Your Passions

    "Officially named Santa Cruz de la Sierra (“Holy Cross of the Mountain Range”), Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz? 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 Santa Cruz’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the largest city in Bolivia has to offer, from Lomas de Arena Regional Park, a park created to protect the spectacular sand dunes and which also encompasses tropical plains, jungles, and a central lagoon, to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Lawrence, the main Catholic church in the heart of the city, 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 Santa Cruz and connect with others.
    • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Santa Cruz.
    • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz Community today!

    Mix and Mingle with Americans in Santa Cruz at Our Events

    Our Santa Cruz community is also lively and welcoming offline. The InterNations Ambassadors host regular get-togethers and a range of expat activities, e.g. a chic dining experience in Santa Cruz’s trendiest restaurant or a get-away with fellow American expats to discover the Altiplano. These activities make it easy for you to get to know other expats from the United States of America in your local community and meet Americans in Bolivia in a comfortable setting. If this sounds interesting to you, simply sign up for membership – we are looking forward to welcoming you among our Americans living in Santa Cruz!