How To Make Friends In A New City (From Someone Who Did it)

How To Make Friends In A New City (From Someone Who Did it)

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Moving to a new city or overseas? In this guide, I’ll cover how to meet people in a new city. I won’t promise that making friends in a new city is always easy but I promise it is worth the effort!

A year ago, I moved to Mexico City not knowing anyone and barely speaking a word of Spanish. From my window seat as the sprawling mega-city came into view, I had a ‘what-am-I-doing?’ moment.

Was I really moving to Mexico City with no friends, job or plan aside from the first 7 nights in an Airbnb?

It went pretty well. While continuing to work online (the world’s least social profession), I managed to build a community and successfully make friends in a new city. Continue reading …