Best Places to Meet Expats in Kyiv

friends enjoying dinner

Kyiv is a dynamic and modern megapolis. Big cities are crowded, competitive and challenging. People here lead busy lives and are always in a rush. For those who have recently moved to the new city or came for a short visit, finding a place to meet new people, socialize and network might be rather challenging. Our web tries to round up best places in Kyiv for meeting and greeting interesting international crowd to spend some quality time with.

Joining a MultiNations organization in Kyiv, might be a good idea for foreigners who have recently moved to Ukraine. MultiNations aims to become the second family for expat community in Ukraine. Its members gather almost every week to greet new people, business partners and have some good fun together. Expats are welcome to join MultiNations network of like-minded people within a community, connecting newcomers in the new place of residence. This community has a Facebook page.
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There is also InterNations community all over the world and in Kyiv as well. InterNations members are all expats working for international companies, political and non-governmental organizations or diplomatic missions. The organization hosts monthly events aiming at networking and socializing to all the members. These events are usually held at upscale Kyiv locations and are perfect places for meeting new interesting people. Anyone can contact this community through the web
Fryday is another community where expats and locals make new business contacts and meet friends. For somebody who has just moved abroad Fryday is a great opportunity to make new contacts, to go out, to get introduced to the entertainment scene. Fryday's events make it easy for foreigners to meet locals. The community’s meetings frequent down-town hotels, restaurants, bars and nightclubs where locals and expats can exchange business and culture experiences, practice language skills, build relationships, find friends and enjoy nightlife and party.
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Fryday Kyiv is the branch of one of the largest networks of cosmopolitan professionals currently active in Eastern and Central Europe. This vibrant Kyiv community is the largest network of Ukrainian and foreign professionals. Fryday community members work in all kinds of professional spheres like banks, industry, farming, law, accounting, marketing, recruitment, government, politics, IT, outsourcing, sales, business associations, restaurants, night clubs, universities, embassies, PR agencies, retail etc. Fryday welcomes anyone who is open-minded and enjoys socializing. It offers superb networking time over well-mixed drinks.
In Kyiv there are also some business style events where you can find new business contacts. British Chamber of Commerce and American Chamber of Commerce held such events for top managers of foreign and Ukrainian companies and entrepreneurs in Kyiv approximately once per month.
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It’s also a good idea to visit one of many food and music festivals that take place in Kyiv these days. Kyiv festivals attract hip and interesting crowd. These are perfect locations to meet new people and enjoy vibrant atmosphere of the event. Our web suggests checking out «Ulichnaya Eda», the most popular Ukrainian street food festival. Once a small, local food festival, now ‘Ulichnaya Eda’, has grown into a must visit event for all the local foodies and Kyiv guests. This is a perfect dating spot as well a place to meet up with a group of friends to for a bite and a drink or two. Previous summer editions of the festival gathered the unbelievable number of 35 thousand guests over a single weekend.
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Capital of Ukraine is famous with its luxury clubs, lounges, good bars and booming night life. If you are in Kyiv to rest, it’s better to discover new city nightlife in a company of some local guides. They can help with advice and some tips on peculiarities of behavior.
As you can see there are a lot of places places to meet expats in Kyiv. You will not feel lonely here!

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