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Expat Guide to Living in Guilin

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

Dream vs Reality of Living in Guilin, China

An expat talks about how his initial life in Guilin, China

Culture Shock Report

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Guilin handle it can be very comforting. Help others preparing to move to Guilin by filling out our Culture Shock Report.

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Living Overseas Report

What are people's priorities in Guilin - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Help other expats and people moving to Guilin by filling out our Living Overseas Report.

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Moving Overseas Report

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

Submit a Moving Overseas Report

International School Report

Parents are invited to answer questions about the schools that their kids attend (Pre-K through High School) in hopes of helping others moving to Guilin with the school selection process. If you have expat children who attend school in Guilin, take a few minutes to submit a School Review.

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Dream vs. Reality of Living in Guilin Reports

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Guilin. If you are already living in Guilin, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not. Below are some of the reports from expats in Guilin:
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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 Guilin 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 Guilin? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Guilin 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 Guilin? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Guilin? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.

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