An Expat Talks about Living in
What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?
How long have you lived there?
What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?
The expat community is very active here. There is a newsletter called "The Qingdao Expat" that connects us. There is a weekly lunch which is a good place to start getting connected.
In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.
The expat community is very diverse, and I don't sense any prejudices. Living overseas requires and strengthens acceptance of others in order to survive.
What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?
For expat spouses, many job opportunities exist for teaching English and other languages and the pay is good. Jobs are found by looking in English publications and applying in person at schools.
If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.
Pick up copies of the "Redstar" magazine and "The Qingdao Expat." They will tell you where to meet other expats and what things are going on.
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