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What are some typical ways to socialize, either with local people or with other expatriates? Are there groups or clubs that you can recommend?

Eat dinner out or at each others' houses. - Oct 10, 2015
Restaurants, clubs, live music. - Jun 29, 2015
Things at the house, restaurants, the beach...that's pretty much it. A lot of people drink a lot, for lack of anything else to do. - Aug 23, 2014
Again, the expat scene tends to be largely Francophone, which is tricky if you don't have the French skills or don't necessarily want to use them during your time off work. Within the American community there is a lot of at-home entertaining. Younger people sometimes break into the Peace Corps social scene. - May 21, 2013
There is a surprisingly robust expat social scene in Benin, among both married folks and singles. But again, you will find significant barriers to integration without solid French. Among the anglophones, there is a large Peace Corps presence in Benin. - Mar 2, 2013
We make our own fun. - Dec 29, 2011