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Meet International People is part of Meet People Chicago (https://www.meetpeoplechicago.com/), Chicago's largest social group. All our events have 60 - 120 people in attendance, most who are new to the city and many come solo. Find out why we have connected thousands. Be a member for as low as $9.99 a month (https://www.meetpeoplechicago.com/join) and go to most of our events for free!

"Peter - I want to say thank you. All my good friends and the love of my life, I have met through your events. Now I have a beautiful baby and it's all because of you!" - Jill

"Before I found out about your events, I stayed home and was a loner. Now I find myself being a social butterfly. My confidence level has never been higher. I've met so many friends and wonderful people. Thank you for what you have done!" - Sarah

"Peter, you probably don't remember me but I went to last year's Division Street Bar Crawl. I met this girl from Dubai and I had the week of my life. I just want to say thank you." - Tall young guy

The three above comments were made by our members. These are just three out of hundreds I have gotten over the last several years. It's hard to explain to people over a web page on why we're different and why I started this group in the first place. And to be honest, it's almost impossible to explain. I see so many comments on Meetup about how to meet people, on doing a "pre-meetup" before a meetup, on how to even show up at an event. It's because these people have never been to my events. And they think, accurately for the most part, that it's not just hard to meet people, but scary too. Who wouldn't be? But our meetups are not like any others. We're genuine, authentic and real. All our members are no different than other meetups that are disappointing but what makes us different is in our culture. We are an inclusive, friendly and social group. Why and how? Because we created this culture since our first meetup 4 years ago. And since then thousands have been to our events, thousands more have connected, hundreds have met their best friends and even over a dozen have gotten married. Yup, all this because of a passion to connect others. Read my two blogs and you will understand why I did all this: How It All Started (https://www.meetpeoplechicago.com/blog/62-meet-people-chicago-how-it-all-started) and Creating a Phenomenon (https://www.meetpeoplechicago.com/blog/26-creating-a-phenomenon).

Now, creating all these events hundreds of them a year so we can connect thousands of Chicagoans take much effort and time. That's why for the most part we charge a small fee, usually $10 for our events for our hosting and organizing services as well as event expenses. Or if you want to save money, subscribe for just $9.99 a month (https://www.meetpeoplechicago.com/join) and go to our events at no extra charge. We hope you understand for a small amount we are able to change lives for the better.

So, don't worry about meeting people here. I guarantee you that you will have a good time and that you will meet interesting people. If you are still nervous (and it's okay) just direct message me and I will try my best to answer your questions.

-Peter Shen, Founder of Meet People Chicago (https://www.meetpeoplechicago.com/)

Ni Hao! Salut! Ciao! Kon Nichiwa! Czesc! Ola! Shalom! Hola! Hallo!

If you can say any of those hellos or if you like to learn other people's language and culture, then welcome my friends!

Meet International People (MIP) is perfect for expats or people from foreign countries who love America, love their country and love meeting people of other countries! Whether you are an international student, professional from abroad, or just visiting the United States, come to our fun events to meet people just like you! Besides other expats you'll meet, you'll get to practice your English and get to understand Americans. We are a curious bunch. :)

MIP also welcomes Americans who love to meet international people. Perhaps you want to enhance your French, Portuguese or Chinese. Or you would like to expand your circle of friends to include a German friend, because you're going to Germany soon! Or you are just fascinated by other cultures. Whatever the reason, come join us too!

Based on parties from our trips abroad, every month we will have get togethers and international themed parties! You'll meet people from all over the world, while at the same time having an incredible time!

Namaste!

International events are hosted by MeetPeopleChicago.com (http://meetpeoplechicago.com/). Welcome to the Phenomenon (https://www.meetpeoplechicago.com/blog/26-creating-a-phenomenon).

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Upcoming events (2)

International Party at Trophy Room! 1 FREE DRINK, FREE APPS, DRINK SPECIALS!

$5 - $10 Pre-Sale Tickets On Sale Now! Get Tickets Here! https://www.meetpeoplechicago.com/events/mtt/172-international-party-trophy-room-3 Meet People Chicago is hosting the next International Party at Trophy Room! Join expats, foreign professionals, students and Americans in this one and only party! The International Party will be at Trophy Room, a fun new bar at River North! This bar will be a perfect setting for the International Party! FREE APPS + ONE DRINK TICKET + AWESOME DRINK SPECIALS! $0 One Drink Ticket! $0 Apps! MEET TALK DANCE! 8-11PM Meet New People! Practice your English, meet new friends, meet special friends! :) All in one awesome setting at Trophy Room, River North! Meet Europeans, Asians, Latin Americans, Africans, Americans! APPS, DRINK & SPECIALS ALL NIGHT! Everyone is welcome, tell your friends and join us! Get Tickets Here! https://www.meetpeoplechicago.com/events/mtt/172-international-party-trophy-room-3 About Meet People Chicago - Every week, 100s of people join Chicago's number social party group - Find out why people have said they had the time of their lives with us - Great Opportunity to make some new friends in this awesome city - Enjoy the atmosphere at relaxed lounge & bar area - Find romance or meet new friends or just have great conversation with some cool new people - The party is what you make it!!! As soon as we reach 10000 Facebook "likes", we will say "Thank You" by inviting all of our Facebook Fans to a completely FREE Party!!! In case you haven't clicked "Like" yet, you can still do so now in order to get a FREE Admission ticket for the upcoming Facebook Party. https://www.facebook.com/MeetPeopleChicago/ Special offer: Become a member for as low as $9.99 a month and go to our events free! See details here: https://www.meetpeoplechicago.com/join Everybody is welcome, so tell your friends and join us!

St Patrick's Day: The Five Saints Bar Crawl

Get Your St Patrick's Day Tickets Here! https://www.meetpeoplechicago.com/events/bar-crawls/163-st-patrick-s-day-bar-crawl-the-five-saints-crawl It’s this time of the year again. You know where no matter where you come from or who you are, we are all IRISH for one day. That’s right Chicagoans, wear your favorite St Paddy’s shirt, pants, hats, ties, and join the rest of the city as we party it up. The Irish god's have shown mercy and St. Pat’s happens to land on a weekend this year which means that we at Meet People Chicago, Chicago’s largest social group, have a full lineup of St Paddy’s events for you. What do we mean you ask? How about 5 MASSIVE but SUPER FUN bar crawls?! That’s right, welcome to The Five Saints Crawl. We have 5 bar crawls in 5 Chicago neighborhoods with over 500 people. All you have to do is pick the neighborhood and the bar crawl you and your friends wish to go. But WAIT! This is St Patrick’s Day. All 500 of us are all going to converge into one HUGE St Patrick’s Day after-party at the end of the night! But you are only invited to this amazing green sea of a party if you attend one of the neighborhood bar crawls OR if you prefer, just get the ticket for the final party. Below are details of each neighborhood crawl. Each one is unique and different. It’s up to you to decide which crawl you think is right for you. Plus at each of our bar crawls we will have fun games and prizes! What are those? How about: 1. Prize for the most "sober" person! The winner gets two drinks of his or her choice (or $25 food)! 2. Prize for the most "Spirited Irishman or woman!" The winner gets a bottle of Jameson Irish Whiskey! So pick your Chicago St Pats Neighborhood Bar Crawl or the final party and join the rest of Chicago in this incredible day! St Patrick’s Day River North Bar Crawl St Patrick’s Day Lincoln Park Bar Crawl St Patrick’s Day Division Street Bar Crawl St Patrick’s Day Wicker Park Bar Crawl St Patrick’s Day Logan Square Bar Crawl Each Five Saints Crawl Ticket Includes: -Entry to one neighborhood bar crawl -Invitation to The Five Saints Crawl after-party -1 drink ticket at The Five Saints Crawl after-party -Drink specials at participating bars -Participate in the "most sober" and the "most spirited Irishman or woman" contest Get Your St Patrick's Day Tickets Here! https://www.meetpeoplechicago.com/events/bar-crawls/163-st-patrick-s-day-bar-crawl-the-five-saints-crawl *ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT DETAILS* *After party venue will be announced shortly* *Bar schedule and specials will be emailed to ticketholders the day of the event* *All ticket sales are final and non-refundable* *Entry into venues immediately is not guaranteed, there may be a wait* About Meet People Chicago - Every week, 100s of people join Chicago's number one social party group - Find out why people have said they had the time of their lives with us - Great Opportunity to make some new friends in this awesome city - Enjoy the atmosphere at relaxed lounge & bar area As soon as we reach 10000 Facebook "likes", we will say "Thank You" by inviting all of our Facebook Fans to a completely FREE Party!!! In case you haven't clicked "Like" yet, you can still do so now in order to get a FREE Admission ticket for the upcoming Facebook Party. https://www.facebook.com/MeetPeopleChicago/ Special offer: Become a member for as low as $9.99 a month and go to our events free! See details here: https://www.meetpeoplechicago.com/join Everybody is welcome, so tell your friends and join us!

Past events (94)

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Untitled Supper Club

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