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Top 5 Resources To Connect With Black Expats Around The World

By Leah Freeman-Haskin

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If you’ve recently settled into a new country or are planning an upcoming move, building your community of friends and expats is a crucial step in adapting and settling into your new lifestyle. These online services were developed to help connect like-minded travelers and expats from all over the world.

Expat.com

This global online network offers a range of services and resources for expats. If you are new to a country, their community search engine allows you to virtually meet people based on location, nationality, age, and gender.  You can find and join local community events or make your own meetups with other black travelers.

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Be Welcome

This online site is free to join and has over 120,000 members from just about every country in the world. Whether you need a place to crash or want to meet other expats in your area, their search engine offers detailed search filters to build the travel support group you are looking for.

Couchsurfing

Couchsurfing is a global community of 14 million people in more than 200,000 cities who share their life, their world, and their journey. You can quickly create a free profile on this site and instantly start connecting with other travelers from all over the world. 

InterNations

With InterNations, users can connect with other expats in their city, join exciting events to meet international people, and get tips and information about your destination in over 420 cities worldwide. Unlike the other services here, InterNations, is invitation only, meaning you have to apply and be accepted into this online community. 


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Facebook Groups

Just about everyone and their mama is on Facebook these days, and this is probably one of the easiest ways to quickly connect with expats and travelers at your new destination. A simple search for “expats” or “black expats” in your new country will provide a list of groups to join that will give you insights into things like schools, neighborhoods, local culture, and of course, allow you to connect with other travelers. 

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