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Expat Guide to Living in Shanghai
Whether you're already living in Shanghai or preparing to move to Shanghai, our Expat Guide to Living in China offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Shanghai. For answers to specific questions, visit our China Forum to talk with expats in Shanghai.
Shanghai has a number of great international and bi-lingual schools. Some of these schools cater primarily to expats while others have mostly local students. We cover several popular schools in Shanghai and include feedback from parents.
Rob Kellaghan shares 5 top tips for families relocating to Shanghai - from where to live to how to meet people.
Blogger, Camden, shares tips for finding a job in Shanghai.
Expat Alex Phillips shares his adventures moving to Shanghai to learn Chinese - he tells how he chose his language school and where to live to his cultural impressions and practical advice for others moving to or traveling to Shanghai.
An expat in Shanghai wishes she had brought more walking shoes, winter socks and OTC medications. She advises apartment hunters to make sure everything in the apartment works before you sign the least.
Culture Shock Report
Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Shanghai handle it can be very comforting. Help others preparing to move to Shanghai by filling out our Culture Shock Report.
Submit a Culture Shock Report
Submit a Living Overseas Report
More Living in Shanghai Reports
What are people's priorities in Shanghai - 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 Shanghai:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report
More Moving to Shanghai Reports
What should you take with you when you move to Shanghai? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Shanghai? Below are some of the responses from expats in Shanghai:
Reviews of Schools in Shanghai
Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Shanghai. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Shanghai:
Submit an International School Review
Dream vs. Reality Report
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Shanghai. If you are already living in Shanghai, 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 Shanghai by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.
Submit a Retire Abroad Report
Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report
Having a Baby in Shanghai Reports
How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Shanghai? Below are some of the reports from expats in Shanghai:
Working Abroad Report
What's it like to find a job in Shanghai? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Shanghai? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.
Submit a Working Abroad Report