But for those of you in a place where English isn’t the primary language, language classes are key for bringing together expatriates.
Yes, sometimes meeting people this way feels very similar to being set up on a blind date, but don’t let that stop you. Some expat groups are not quite so easy to find, but they probably exist.
Get online and google whether or not there are any expat meetups in your areas.
But it shouldn’t mean eschewing all contact with other expats either.
Expats who hang out with other expats sometimes get a bad rap, but that shouldn’t be the case.
Expat life can very rapidly swing from one extreme to the other, particularly when it comes to making friends.
You’re no longer hopping from hostel to hostel, meeting new people in common rooms and trains, running the conversational gamut of Instead, you’re rooted -- or at least trying to be.So, if you’re going to be staying in a place for an extended period of time, you should already be learning the language as an expat. Sign up for a language class and there’s a pretty good chance you’ll meet other expats in a similar situation.We can do anything online these days, and that includes making friends.Touch base through social media, particularly Facebook or Twitter, and see where it takes you.A word of caution -- whenever you meet someone for the first time, be safe.Almost any "Irish Pub" in an non-anglophone country is a good bet, or a place that serves up hard to find food you miss from home.