Networking Options in Lisbon for Expats
Relocating is always going to be stressful. There are so many issues to organize, a little help from someone who’s been there and done that is a valuable asset. The need to socialize and make new acquaintances can not be underestimated. So moving to Lisbon or Portugal, in general, does not need to be a lonely experience. Whether you are a digital nomad or retiring, there are many social groups providing advice, friendship, and assistance.
In our digital age, Facebook groups are a godsend for many and especially for ex-pats. There are many groups available to serve your needs. Here are just a few of the most popular groups:
- Expats in Portugal
- Expats in Lisbon
- British Expats in Lisbon
- Lisbon friendship
- Women of Lisbon
- Americans in Portugal
- International friends Lisbon
There are numerous ‘Meetups’ in Lisbon depending on your interests. Hiking, language exchange, start-up business, and mindfulness are just a few of the Meetup groups available. You can search the groups in Lisbon here.
This community organizes social events for ex-pats in most major cities. Lisbon has a thriving InterNations membership. They help you to connect with other ex-pats in Lisbon as well as provide tips and information to assist you with your relocation. To join some fun events in the city and meet fellow ex-pats, check out their website here.
Check out our site for loads of information, advice, blog posts, resources page, and an ex-pat forum where you can post your query.
This site is full of information to help you with your relocation. If you need advice about relocating services, international health insurance, finances, or safety, GoExpat has a resource page as well as blog posts with tips and advice.
International Women in Portugal
This community provides support and a safe social network for international women in Istanbul. It supports various charities in the city. If you are a digital nomad, there are networking opportunities. Check this site here.
Another great way to meet fellow ex-pats and locals is through sporting clubs.
- Lisbon Hash House Harriers is for people who like to run but also socialize and have some fun.
- Boys Just Want to Have Fun is a group for LGBT sports enthusiasts.
- Lisbon International Sailing Club
The Portugal News
This local newspaper is published in English and keeps you up to date with leading news stories, as well as a means of finding out about social events organized for ex-pats.
The Portugal Resident
This local newspaper is also published in English for the ex-pat community. It has all the major stories, as well as information on entertainment and what’s happening in the country.