Hello and a warm welcome to your InterNations Community of expats in musical New Orleans. Created to support expats, InterNations is a global network through which you can meet other people living abroad in New Orleans and around the world. As a member of InterNations, you'll also find a rich online library of informative resources. With detailed guides and invaluable advice, our aim is to answer your questions, like, "what type of visa do I need and how do I apply?" as well as provide you with reassurance as you move forward. Don't forget about our excellent forum too, where friendly expats share their experiences with newcomers, on everything from paperwork issues to restaurant recommendations. Their familiarity with the city and the steps it took to get there will ease your trepidation and spur you on towards your new life in New Orleans.
Attend our monthly events and activities for New Orleans expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our New Orleans expat forums.
With one of the busiest ports in the world, New Orleans is a central hub for commerce and distribution. Other major industries include oil and petrochemical production, natural gas production, healthcare, and manufacturing, along with tourism, which contributes over 5 billion USD per year. Known as the birthplace of jazz, music-loving expats will find this passion very much alive in New Orleans today. The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Essence Music Festival, and numerous concert halls and smaller performance venues provide lively nightlife and a colorful events calendar.
Your InterNations membership gives you access to a great range of resources online, but did you know we can also help you make friends in person, as soon as you arrive? Simply come along to one of our regular InterNations Events and start meeting your fellow expats in person. Whether you want to network with fellow professionals or simply socialize and have fun, our events provide an easy-going informal atmosphere. When you're ready to start pursuing new interests, take a look at our InterNations Groups and find like-minded expats to spend time with in the city. From up-to-date, reliable information to building lifelong friendships, your adventure in New Orleans starts with InterNations.