Foreigners in Vilnius

More and more international talents are deciding to call Vilnius home. It’s accessible, offers a work/life balance that other cities can only dream of, and actively seeks out contributions and bright ideas from newcomers. The community of foreigners is growing, which makes relocating to Vilnius even more exciting.
Communities for foreigners living in Vilnius

Foreigners in Vilnius

An English-speaking Facebook group where members can ask questions about the city, share tips and insights, and engage in discussions about topics related to life in Vilnius.

International Women's Association of Vilnius

The IWAV is a non-governmental and non-profit women’s association that serves as a forum for socialising, networking, and charitable giving.

Expats in Vilnius

The online Expats community in Vilnius lets members connect and share experiences with fellow internationals residing in Lithuania’s capital.

Girl Gone International

Girl Gone International is on a mission to connect, represent and empower the 112 million women living outside the country of their birth.

Balturca Culture Academy

The Baltic Turkish Culture Academy promotes various cultural events in Lithuania celebrating the different cultures of local minorities.

Social Educational Initiatives Centre PLUS

A Vilnius-based centre that organises cultural events, offers Lithuanian language courses, provides legal advice and facilitates the integration of foreigners into Lithuanian society.

Pirmas Blynas

A pancake restaurant with a culinary and social mission, Pirmas Blynas employs and empowers people with disabilities and also serves as a cultural hub for regular language exchange events, board game evenings, science meetups and sign language lessons.

House of Cultures – Caritas Day Centre

A centre that aims to create a hospitable environment for refugees, migrants and third-country nationals residing in Vilnius. House of Cultures offer all kinds of help and supports integration into local communities. It also organises educational activities for children and adults, and provides social, legal and psychological counselling.

Belarusians in Lithuania

A Facebook group where Belarusian nationals living in Vilnius can ask questions and get advice about navigating the bureaucracy in Lithuania and day-to-day life in Vilnius. 

Ukrainians in Lithuania

One of the many groups and channels where Ukrainians in Vilnius helping each others and making new connections. 

Most reliable sources of information for foreigners (in foreign languages)

LRT, Delfi and 15min are Lithuania’s three main media outlets. Each of them offers a selection of content and articles in English, and some of them offer content in Russian.

Lithuania’s Government website has a news section with information on foreign policy and Lithuania’s position in the context of global affairs.

Platform for migration information and cooperation (MIPAS) provides systematically organised and constantly updated information on migration, asylum, integration, and return of non-EU nationals in Lithuania. 

The koronastop website provides important updates pertaining to the on going pandemic situation, including advice on testing, quarantine and travel, and various state support service. The Ministry of Health also provides pandemic-related updates and other healthcare updates.


Where to learn Lithuanian?

Knowledge of the Lithuanian language will greatly facilitate the integration process. Lithuanian is not the easiest language, but there are many resources to help you get started and keep improving. Even if you speak with errors, the locals will appreciate your efforts.


Meet people and learn Lithuanian in Vilnius. Join foreigners from all over the world and start speaking Lithuanian in no time! Classes are held at the International House Vilnius

Lithuanian language schools:

AMES Language School

Jaunimo perspektyva


Let’s be Friends

Lingua Lituanica



Soros International House

Center for Social and Educational Initiatives PLUS  (free Lithuanian language courses for citizens of countries outside the European Union).

Surface language

Training Centre iCan

Užsienio kalbų mokymo centras

Faculty of Lithuanian at Vilnius University

Language course at Vilnius University

Konstitucijos pr. 3, groundfloor, Vilnius LT-09307 Lithuania[email protected]+370 614 79 283