Sierra Leone

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Community in Sierra Leone

Connect with fellow expats in Sierra Leone
Join exciting events and groups
Get information in our Sierra Leone guides
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Giovanni Gallo

"Tips from other Freetown expats and locals opened my eyes to Sierra Leone's many facets, from town masquerades to national parks."

Claudine Duret

"My expat contacts in the NGO circles of Freetown supported me a lot in getting adjusted to daily life in this country. "

Our Expat Community in Sierra Leone Welcomes You!

Hello and welcome to the expat community in Sierra Leone! Moving to another country can be a little daunting, but by interacting with the InterNations expat community in Sierra Leone, you can take the first step in making your experience so much easier. Connect with other expats who have experienced living in another country through the exclusive global platform. Feel free to ask them questions about your move, such as, “do I need vaccinations to travel to Sierra Leone?”, “which city is ideal for teaching English?” or even “how safe is it in Freetown?”. The expat community in Sierra Leone is happy to answer your questions, however many you may have.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you are moving to another country or going on a business trip somewhere — our communities around the world are there to make you feel at home wherever you are. Feel free to check out our vibrant InterNations Communities in countries like Bahrain or India.

Join Our Exciting Events in Sierra Leone

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

Find More Information in Our Sierra Leone Expat Guides

  • Moving to Sierra Leone

    Sierra Leone is a welcoming, friendly West-African country, with an international capital city, a tropical climate and beautiful beaches. If you are planning on moving to Sierra Leone, read up on visas, climate, and more in our guide!
  • Living in Sierra Leone

    Living in Sierra Leone as an expat can be a unique adventure, but may also have some downsides that should be taken into account: discover on InterNations all the opportunities and advantages, as well as the health and security issues of this beautiful country!
  • Working in Sierra Leone

    In the past decade, Sierra Leone has faced a period of considerable economic growth and development in various sectors, even if the average income is still relatively low. Job opportunities for expats are diverse, so better read up on the local economy, work permit regulations, and more!

Exchange Tips about living in Sierra Leone

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

Embark on Your Life as an Expat in Sierra Leone

The West African country of Sierra Leone is famous for its coastal swamps, incredible mountain ranges, and its wealth of natural resources. The capital of Freetown is an exciting and fun place to live, is home to a number of expats, and has the third-largest natural harbor in the world. The economy in Sierra Leone is largely driven by mining, in particular iron ore. A number of expats move to Sierra Leone to work for multinational companies or to volunteer. While living in Sierra Leone can sometimes be challenging, a number of expats in the country enjoy their lifestyle and a number of expatriates live in Freetown.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad 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 Canada or Oman, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Get to Know Interesting People Even before You Move to Sierra Leone

Every member of InterNations has been approved by us and is dedicated to upholding our values of honesty, respectful interactions, and an opening and friendly attitude. This means you can rest assured that you can connect with international people online and offline on InterNations in a safe environment. Our network of expats doesn't only exist online, you can also interact with other expats in a social environment by attending our community-wide social events or joining one of the interest-based InterNations Groups. Even if there aren't any groups right now, you can connect with other expats by setting up new and exciting groups, such as a dinner club, a group to explore the city and surroundings, or one dedicated to your favorite sport or hobby. Having a social life in your new country is integral to settling into your new life. Enjoy interacting with like-minded expats both online and offline, and get started on your new life experience.

Giovanni Gallo

"Tips from other Freetown expats and locals opened my eyes to Sierra Leone's many facets, from town masquerades to national parks."

Claudine Duret

"My expat contacts in the NGO circles of Freetown supported me a lot in getting adjusted to daily life in this country. "

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