Bonjour et bienvenue and welcome to our expat community based in Abidjan, Ivory Coast! InterNations is never more valued by the expat community than in Africa, where embarking on a new chapter of your life in unfamiliar territory can sometimes feel daunting. Connecting with new friends, seeking advice on issues in Abidjan, and being able to canvass the opinions of expats in Abidjan and across the world is what we can offer here at InterNations! "What are the transport routes like to other cities?", "are there any medical checks that I might need prior to moving?", or "are there any international schools?" might be questions on your mind when considering a move to Abidjan, and you have come to the right place to ask them — our Abidjan Community will be happy to help you out!
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 Shanghai or Hong Kong.
Attend our monthly events and activities for Abidjan expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Abidjan expat forums.
Abidjan is recognized as the economic hub of the Ivory Coast, in the West Africa region. For this reason, it is perhaps no surprise that many expats move here for business purposes. Particularly the younger end of the expat community appreciates the vibrant nightlife of Abidjan, where lively bars and clubs make it one of Africa's party capitals. Some of the bars or "maquis" are luxurious open-air complexes, where expats on a night out can enjoy live musical performances. While the city is very well populated with good standard restaurants and shops, expats have, however, reported frustration at the military checkpoints which make moving around the city problematic at times.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 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 Riyadh, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
Abidjan is considered to be an enjoyable place to live, with plenty to see and do, and it is likely that finding expat friends to appreciate the city with will be a priority for many moving there. InterNations offers a network to connect you with those in the same situation as you, even prior to relocation or when a long way from home! We have a commitment to a respectful and courteous expat in order to assure a pleasant environment for all. This is not only the case for our online platform, but also true for the local events that you can attend in Abidjan. From InterNations Official Events to member-organized, interest-based activities, there'll be plenty to do for you in Abidjan. We look forward to welcoming you into the Abidjan Community!