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Expat Guide to Living in Qingdao

Whether you're already living in Qingdao or preparing to move to Qingdao, our Expat Guide to Living in China offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Qingdao. For answers to specific questions, visit our China Forum to talk with expats in Qingdao.

5 Tips for Living in Qingdao, China

With its huge expat population, expats in Qingdao enjoy numerous expat-oriented social events and local resources. Expats also appreciate the friendly and welcoming to locals, sea view homes in the Laoshan district and Qingdao's international schools.

Culture Shock in Qingdao, China

Enjoy a thorough exploration of culture shock in China from the perspective of a 65-year-old man who is married to a Chinese woman. This is a great report that is fun to read!

Living in Qingdao, China

There is a huge foreign population in Qingdao given its importance for trade and shipping, and many more foreigners visit every year as tourists. Summer is truly beautiful in Qingdao, with miles of beautiful beaches, state-of-the-art sailing facilities, municipal parks and a breathtaking mountain resort very close by.

More Culture Shock Reports for Qingdao

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Qingdao handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Qingdao:
Submit a Culture Shock Report

More Living in Qingdao Reports

What are people's priorities in Qingdao - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Qingdao:
Submit a Living Overseas Report

Moving Overseas Report

What should you take with you when you move to Qingdao? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Qingdao? Help others moving to Qingdao by filling out our Moving Overseas Report.

Submit a Moving Overseas Report

Reviews of Schools in Qingdao

Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Qingdao. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Qingdao:
Submit an International School Review

Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Qingdao. If you are already living in Qingdao, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

Overseas Retirement Report

Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Qingdao by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.

Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Qingdao? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Qingdao by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working Abroad Report

What's it like to find a job in Qingdao? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Qingdao? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.

Submit a Working Abroad Report
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