Events at Expat Centre Portugal

EVENTS AT EXPAT CENTRE PORTUGALThe Expat Centre Portugal helps internationals prepare themselves for the move to their new home and to build a steady network once you've arrived. We make sure you feel welcome, safe and supported for this exciting new chapter in your life.

Coffee & Conversation for Expats

Join our get together for a great opportunity to meet other newcomers in the Algarve. Here you can make new friends, share experiences and build connections.  Our Coffee and Conversation meet-ups happen almost every Wednesday and at different venues. All info and to sign up:

Loulé Town walking Tour 

Interesting historical walking tour of Loulé. Perfect for you to see this town in a new light or a fun excursion for when you have guests. 

On Thursday from 10:30- 12:30. 

Dates:  August 26th from 09:30 - 11:30 | Sept 16th from 10:30- 12:30

Visit to see the upcoming dates: 

Online Coffee & Conversation

Are you an international wanting to live in Portugal or have you recently arrived?

Join us online for Coffee & Conversation or a glass of wine :-)

It's an opportunity to connect with other internationals in Portugal and ask any questions you might have about living in Portugal.

Date: Once a month on Wednesday at 19:00 Lisbon timezone.  

Upcoming dates: September 8, October 6, November 10, December 8.

All info and to sign up:

Eat n' Meet Lunch for Internationals

Once a month the Expat Centre Portugal organizes a lunch for new comers in the Algarve in and around Loulé. Everyone can choose how they want to be seated: with their partner, best friend or another Expat Centre Portugal member. The restaurants we visit take all recommended measures and guidelines to ensure that everyone is safe and happy. 

Date: Once a month on a Sunday at 12:30. 

All info and to sign up:

Learn Portuguese together

Learning the language will open up your world and make you feel at home in your new country. 

On Monday July 5, a new intensive Portuguese language course for beginners will start.

Our Portuguese classes are interactive and fun! New beginners’ and intermediate classes in Loulé start on a regular base. All info and to sign up:

Wine tasting event

Join us for a beautiful summer wine tour in August to remember the reason you moved to Portugal. 

When: August 20 from 11:30 onward.

All info and to sign up:

Let’s tee-off together!

Join us in playing golf while exploring the beautiful Algarve.

International new comers are looking forward to playing golf on a monthly base, discovering one golf venue at a time. 

All info and to sign up:

International Women find Sisterhood and Support at the Power Circles

Women who are starting a new life in a foreign country, are extra vulnerable because they don't have the support of a safety net. Being a Life Coach for internationals, I know that crafting your new life, building up a network or working on your personal goals is much more fun and efficient, when you have inspiring women cheering you on. A Power Circle is a facilitated group where women empower each other to grow and develop themselves. In these Circles women are guided to feel empowered from within, safe within themselves and in the world, free in all aspects of their individuality, including taking up space and holding a vision for themselves that is bigger than their fears.

By Ria van Doorn, Life coach for internationals living abroad.

Online 12 week course.
Starting Date: October 12

All info and to sign up:

The Expat Centre Portugal is founded and run by expats. 

Turn your house into a home, workshop Interior Design

The moment you enter your new house here in the sun, you'll see your favourite furniture, wallpaper or curtains in a totally different light. And we don't only mean this in a figurative sense. With an abundance of bright light here, your colours look different than before. Rethinking the design of your interior is a lovely new challenge, but where to begin!? 

We have asked Isabel Santos, one of the most gifted interior designers in the Algarve with over 25 years of experience under her belt, to give a workshop on how to turn your house into a home, taking one's individuality, lifestyle, their hobbies and taste into account. In this workshop you can expand your style and essence and adapt it to your new life in Portugal, fitting your personality and the current trends. 

Date: Saturday, Sept. 18 Time: 18:00-20:00 

All info and to sign up:

Become a thriving international

Are you an international living abroad? A new country often brings about new challenges; learning a new language, adapting to a new culture and finding your way, while having your safety-net in another country, can be challenging. 

Coaching for internationals, who seek guidance with: 

Identifying and achieving their goals, finding their purpose, coping with anxiety, loneliness or homesickness, caused by relocation. 

Coaching by Life Coach for internationals: Ria van Doorn.

All info and to sign up:

Community matters - Interactive webinars about moving to Portugal for foreign residents.

Wednesday is Expat Centre Portugal Community Time.

You might want to mark Wednesdays in your calendar as "Community Time". You can either join us in-person in Loulé at our weekly Coffee & Conversation meeting, or online, more or less twice a month, on Wednesday evenings at 7pm Lisbon timezone. 
When you are new in this country and are building up your social network, it's important for your well-being to reach out, instead of withdrawing into yourself. Taking the leap to join a meeting to meet other local internationals is a potent and powerful step in creating a sense of connectedness and belonging.

Join us online - or in person - to meet with other local internationals and share experiences.

In person Coffee & Conversation is on Wednesday at 10:30.

At the Expat Centre Portugal, we connect people. Meeting up increases feelings of connectedness and increases the well-being for everyone involved. We do our best to foster a sense of community. 

Moving to another country or continent can be exciting and daunting at the same time, it can also be challenging to find the right and most up to date information.

The Expat Centre Portugal helps internationals prepare themselves for the move to their new home in Portugal, and to build a steady network of friends once they’ve arrived. We make sure they feel welcome, safe and supported for this exciting new chapter in their life. 

Ideal if you're planning on living here, or have just arrived and want to be prepared!

Together with a panel of professionals with outstanding knowledge in their field of expertise, the Expat Centre Portugal helps newcomers to feel prepared, informed, secure and welcomed in beautiful Portugal. 

Our free webinars are held every month. They are open to everyone and we welcome your questions and curiosity. Together with the speakers, the Expat Centre Portugal has created a Q&A Page, where you can find most answers to your pending questions. 

All info and to sign up: The Expat Centre Portugal is founded and run by expats.


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