Your Expat
Community in Qingdao

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Join exciting events and groups
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"At the first Shanghai Get-Together I met several American expats. I am very grateful that they shared their experience with me."
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Discover Qingdao's Friendly Expat Community!

你好! Welcome to the friendly expat community in Qingdao, the capital of Shandong province in northern China. Use InterNations to connect with other expats from around the world and get the answers to crucial questions on topics such as housing or the job market. Communicate with expats on our trusted platform and ask their advice to make your transition into life in China smooth. Attend our events across Qingdao to build your network in China, whether it’s a dinner party with new friends or a trek through the nearby national parks. Meet new people and find new friends in Qingdao with InterNations — the world’s trusted expat network.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Seoul or Tokyo.

Connect with Like-Minded Expatriates in Qingdao

Join Our Exciting Events in Qingdao

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

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What's Qingdao Like for Expats?

Located up in the northern coast of China on the Yellow Sea, Qingdao is a major port and naval center for China. Qingdao was named within the top 50 of the Global Financial Centres Index and has shown growth year on year for a ling time now. The unique mix of sea, beach, and skyscrapers make Qingdao a unique place to live in China. Qingdao’s economic status has been built thanks to many industries relocating there to make use of the geographical advantages the city is blessed with. Perhaps one of the more well-known ventures is the Tsingtao Brewery (the city is sometimes known as Tsingtao), which produces beer exported all around the world. Most residents of Qingdao understand Mandarin but might respond in their local dialect which differs slightly from standard Mandarin. After a few months in the city we’re sure you’ll pick up the most important phrases in both Mandarin and the local dialect.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Hanoi or Osaka, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Find New Friends and Grow Your Network of Expats in Qingdao

Communicate with other expats safely on our network of trust. Our members are verified so that you can rest in the knowledge that you are interacting in a friendly but safe environment. Use our forums to get the answers you need to thrive in Qingdao — whether you need to know the best spots for a coffee or how to extend a visa, the reserve of knowledge available to you is huge. As well as connecting with fascinating and interesting people online, you can them meet them offline at one of our many events across the city. The welcoming atmosphere harbored by our Ambassadors and Consuls is a key part of the InterNations experience, ensuring that you feel at home in Qingdao from day one.