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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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A warm welcome to all current and future Shenzhen expats! If you want to get in touch with others in the same boat as you then you're in the right place; InterNations brings together all you lovely Shenzhen expats! When you join our community you have access to the advice, experience, and more importantly friendship, of hundreds of expatriates just like you. Whether you're considering working in Shenzhen and want practical advice on making the move, or you're already settled and looking to meet like-minded people, InterNations is your go-to site for everything you could need. We understand the worries, and many questions, you as an expat will have, but with InterNations you can rest assured knowing that you have an entire community of people who are always ready and waiting to help.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you are moving to another country or going on a business trip somewhere — our communities around the world are there to make you feel at home wherever you are. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Brussels or Singapore.

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Additional Information on Expat Life in Shenzhen

Voted one of the most liveable cities in China, Shenzhen is a modern, fast-growing city where you will find all of the home comforts that you could wish for. Shenzhen is a hugely popular destination with domestic tourists thanks to its fashionable shopping malls, restaurants, and bars, as well as its large number of parks and attractive beaches. The city is also home to many theme parks including Window of the World, the Folk Culture Village, and Minsk World, so during your downtime you will have plenty of options for day trips. If you're a sports lover then there is something for you too, the city boasts two stadiums, one of which is home to the local football team, Shenzhen Ruby FC. Getting from A to B is simple as the city has a fantastic metro system which offers fast, reliable and cheap transportation. Shenzhen's location is perfect if you're hoping to explore more of China; it's very close to Hong Kong and also has excellent links to Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Beijing.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad 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 Shanghai or Beijing, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

InterNations: The Easiest Way to Grow Your Expat Network in Shenzhen

When looking to contact other expats it is important that you have common interests, that's why through InterNations you can search for and connect with others based on a wide range of criteria including nationality, age, and hobbies. At InterNations, we vet all of our members to ensure they adhere to our high standards of etiquette; so you are sure to get a helpful and friendly reception. You can also find out about local groups, so that you can meet like-minded people and continue to do the things you love. In Shenzhen there is a DinnerNations Group that meets to sample the delicious local cuisine, or if you are more into sports than fine dining there are hiking and badminton groups which are the perfect way to keep up your fitness regime.