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David Thyne

Living in Shanghai, from USA

"At the first Shanghai Get-Together I met several American expats. I am very grateful that they shared their experience with me."

Diana Anhaus-Brey

Living in Shanghai, from Germany

"It is just so easy to find other international people and global minds with InterNations. I didn´t know there were so many in Shanghai."

InterNations - a community of trust

InterNations - a trusted Network & Guide for Expats in Shanghai

  • Build up valuable contacts with like-minded Shanghai expats
  • Find reliable information and trustworthy tips about the expat life in Shanghai
  • Join top-class InterNations events to meet fellow expatriates in town

Welcome to the Expatriates Shanghai Community!

Ni hao! We welcome you to our Shanghai expats community! The InterNations network aims to support you when moving to or settling in Shanghai: Connect with fellow expatriates in Shanghai, receive helpful advice and information about expat life in China and join our InterNations get-togethers to meet up with other expats from the international community in Shanghai.

A visit of our community for Hong Kong Expats is recommend if other InterNations chapters across Asia & Oceania are of interest for you. Or your next business trip takes you to our Singapore Expats chapter…

Our Services for Shanghai Expatriates

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Shanghai Expatriates Network

Join our high-quality network of Shanghai expats to connect with expatriates living abroad in Shanghai like you.

Shanghai Guide for Expats

Shanghai Expat Guide

Expat Forum Shanghai

Get trustworthy and authentic advice from fellow members about all aspects of expat life in Shanghai.

Shanghai Expat Forum

Shanghai Events for Expatriates

Attend our monthly events and activities for Shanghai expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Shanghai Expat Events

Enjoy your Shanghai Expat Experience

The "Paris Of The East" opens its intercultural doors to you, beginning with its attractions such as the Bund, the historic neighbourhood alongside Huangpu River and once the financial centre of the Far East,, the traditional celebration of China’s Qingming Festival, to savoring a dish of Peking duck & hot pot. The InterNations network is a place made for the Shanghai expat and offers insider tips and opportunities to ensure that you can make the most of your life as an expat in China. Our members are looking forward to offer their advice and knowledge from experience when you come across one of the many questions about the life as an expatriate in Shanghai, from ʺWhere can I take a crash course in Chinese writing?ʺ to ʺIs the smog in cities like Beijing or Shanghai a serious health risk?ʺ

Join our Expat Shanghai Network

Our members hail from Canada, Austria, Argentina, the USA and nearly every other country from around the world, all of whom are living the expat life in Shanghai, just like you. InterNations offers a platform with which you can easily meet other expats in Shanghai. In addition to our lively online community, our members regularly get together at our InterNations events or take part in planning trips together, e.g. stopping by China’s cultural destinations in the deltas of China's two major rivers, the Huang He and Yangtze.

Also get to know InterNations worldwide and have a look at Jeddah Expat or any other of the over 250 communities. Or you could take a peek at our community for Amsterdam Expats instead!

We cordially invite you to take part: Our expats in the Shanghai community are friendly and will be happy to welcome you as a new member. Just ask for your personal invitation and you’ll be warmly welcomed by our expat Shanghai chapter!

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