Welcome to Seattle, and to the InterNations Community dedicated to supporting you as you relocate to one of America's most educated cities. We have amassed a comprehensive list of guides, advice, and insider tips, from finding accommodation to driving in the USA. When you join InterNations, you can get the answers to questions like, "how do I access healthcare?" and "should I live in the suburbs or the city?". Especially created for expats, our aim is to remove the obstacles you may face when relocating and allow you to relax and enjoy your new adventure ahead. We also invite you to visit our forum, where fellow expats living in Seattle are happy to share their knowledge on all aspects of daily life, from recommending the best party spots to using public transportation.
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 Riyadh or Singapore.
Attend our monthly events and activities for Seattle expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Seattle expat forums.
The primary industries of Seattle are engineering, healthcare, service and design, while internet and technology companies also provide employment to computer analysts and web developers. Healthcare professionals including physical therapists and optometrists are also in demand, but expats will face competition for the best jobs. Busy nightlife can be found in Belltown, Pioneer Square, or Capitol Hill, with Ballard providing a quieter, classier atmosphere. Indulge your inner gourmand, enjoy large, typically American, shopping malls or soak up the atmosphere in one of the sporting arenas. With parks and lakes providing spaces to cycle, hike, or kayak, along with museums and a thriving arts scene which includes the famed Seattle Opera, there is plenty to fill your days in the Emerald City.
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 Shanghai, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
It can be difficult to know where to meet new people when relocating, but pursuing your interests with friends can make all the difference to enjoying the novelties of a new home. With InterNations, you'll not only have access to our online resources but you'll meet fellow expats in person at our regular events, meet professional contacts, or just make friends and have fun. Find like-minded expats in our groups and share your love of hiking, coffee, or dining. Building a social network is important, and we warmly invite you to use InterNations to help build your full life in Seattle.