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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 for Americans 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

InterNations - A Place for Americans in Shanghai

Hello to all of our Americans in Shanghai! Are you interested in getting to know fellow American expats in Shanghai? Are you looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. which bars in Shanghai will broadcast your favorite team’s upcoming match or where in town to go for stuffed turkey?

You are cordially invited to be part of InterNations Shanghai. Among the members of our international expat network, there is also a vibrant circle of American expats, coming from Washington D.C., Los Angeles, New York City and all regions of the USA.

  American Expats in Shanghai Posted:

Re: Church and Gyms

Hello all! I am moving to Shanghai in two weeks from the states for a teaching job. I'm very exci...

Re: Help - Visa Question!

I am currently on the Z-visa and will be completing my work in August. I need to switch to the 10-y...

Re: Americans in China: Dissertation Help!

Hello all, My name is Corey and I am an American Studying in the UK for my Master’s Degree. My ...

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I only have my AOS & BS...so I could only imagine the work needed to put in for a Masters. :( good ...

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Check out smartshanghai.com. They usually have events and tickets for sale.

Re: Fourth of July

Hey Everyone! Since tomorrow is the Fourth of July (a big US holiday), I was curious if there ar...

Fellow Americans in Shanghai

American Expats in Shanghai Share Their Experiences

InterNations is a place where American expats in Shanghai exchange experiences and tips to support each other. The "Paris Of The East" can be a great place for expats - our community helps you make the most of your experience!

  • Browse our Members Network to get to know Shanghai’s American expats.
  • Take part in our Expat Forums to obtain first hand tips from fellow American expats in Shanghai.
  • Use the Expat Guide for Shanghai to find information on your host city.

Meet Fellow Americans in Shanghai at Our Events

Our community in Shanghai is also very active offline. Our InterNations Ambassadors organize regular events and various expat activities, e.g. a dinner in Shanghai’s hippest restaurant or an outing with other American expats to explore the deltas of China's two major rivers, the Huang He and Yangtze. These activities are a casual way to get to know expats from the USA in your local community as well as Americans in China nationwide. Interested? Simply become a member and we’ll be happy to welcome you among our Americans living in Shanghai!

InterNations Members at a Glance
  • 87% of members have university degree
  • Members are 30 to 60 years old (average: 38)
  • Members come from 179 countries
  • 53% expat women
  • 47% expat men
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