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An Expat Talks about Living in Alexandria, Egypt

Submitted by DinaSavoie

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Alexandria

How long have you lived there?

15 years

What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?

There is Alexandria American ladies group. It is unofficial social gathering for the American women’s who live in Alex. They meet once a month for coffee and planning events. The group is involved with the American center as well.

There is another group called Alexandria women association. They meet every Monday for coffee and they do mostly charity work around Alexandria and it is open for all expects not just Americans

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In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.

Egypt is a Muslim country and there is a large percentage of christens as well. They live in harmony for the most part. Most people like expects and as long as you don’t offend any one you will be fine.

What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?

There are international schools in here American, French, and German and if you have the right qualification they really pay well. There are several American companies in here and they work with government contracts. I don’t recommend coming over without having a job first.

In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?

Little bit of everything, I have to say soccer is a big dell here.

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