Reason #1 – I don’t like clubs
You may be making assumptions about Expat Club based on your thoughts about clubs in general. We are not a fancy, exclusive, high-flying community of jet-setters. We don’t focus on one nationality. We don’t requiring members to show up at least x times per month to our events. We simply bring people together, regardless of their (international) background. There is no “in-crowd” atmosphere, high registration fees or dress codes.
Reason #2 – I don’t fit in.
Everyone fits in at Expat Club. A few years ago, a woman attended a rooftop social event with about 150 people. Large socialising events are not our primary focus because it’s not the best way to make everyone feel welcome and at ease. Well, fifteen minutes after arriving, the woman came back to the registration table. She wanted to leave because there were “only people working for the institutions and she was just a simple teacher.”
Wow, we were surprised. Teaching is one of the most noble professions, and we have many members of the educational community within our ranks. Yes, we do have members who work for the institutions, but the majority do not. Come to an event and you’ll most likely meet retirees, families, entrepreneurs, au-pairs, (graduate) students and academics, managers, nurses and doctors, writers, artists and the list goes on.
One of the guiding principles behind Expat Club events is to bring people together, regardless of their backgrounds. We do not focus on a specific age group. Quite the opposite in fact. The only age group we do not specifically focus on are students and young professionals as they generally want to party too much. So if you’re only looking for partying and single events, then Expat Club is not the right place for you.