How close-knit is the expat community in this area? How do I get involved with it?
There are a large number of groups that cater to the expat community living in Madrid. Since many foreigners have chosen to live outside of the city center, the expat community tends to be spread out; subsequently, there are also a number of smaller local groups in which one may take part. Listed below are some of Madrid's larger expat associations:
- The International Newcomers’ Club of Madrid (INC)
- The American Woman's Club of Madrid
- The British Ladies’ Association
- The American Club
Beside expat groups, what is the best way to make social connections outside of work?
- Madrid Toastmasters
- Madrid Players
- Association Belgamistad
- Association Madrid Accueil
- Tertulia Group for foreigners
- Madrid Hash House Harriers
- Australian and New Zealand Club
Where can I meet other singles in this city?
There is a very big social scene throughout the city, especially at the bars and cafés. Other options include the various expat clubs.
Are there any unique networking opportunities for accompanying partners?
There are various mom and toddler groups throughout the city. The Broadsheet magazine details many of these. The Madrid Network España is a group of international professional women of all nationalities who meet on a regular basis for networking opportunities.
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