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  • Connect with fellow Americans in Shenzhen

  • Get information in our Shenzhen guide

  • Join exciting events and activities

  • Exchange tips about expat life in Shenzhen

Discover Events & Make New Friends

If you’re wondering how to navigate the challenges of life abroad, you’re not alone. Join InterNations and connect with a community of like-minded expats in Canada! You’ll find many ways to network, socialize, and make new international friends.

Don’t miss a variety of welcoming online and in-person events. Join groups to pursue your hobbies — from sports to music, there’s something for everyone With InterNations, you’ll quickly feel at home wherever life takes you.

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InterNations helped me meet many people of different cultures - now I'm more open-minded and happier!
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  • David Thyne

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

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Shenzhen

Hello to all Americans in Shenzhen! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Shenzhen? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Shenzhen which will be showing your favorite baseball or American football team’s upcoming match or where to go in town for st■ turkey?

There’s no doubt about it: Shenzhen transformed from a tiny fishing village into a city of millions within a few decades. The modern metropolis is a fast-paced city known for its vibrant economy, high-tech industry, being the headquarters of numerous multinational companies, and much more! With the modern transportation system featuring a metro system, intercity train services, and buses, navigating your way around the city from one place to the next is simple. This also means that if you don’t want to live among the hustle and bustle of the center, you can enjoy a quieter life in more residential areas of Nanshan and Futian district, for example, which are usually less than a 30-minute journey away from Shenzhen’s center.

Although Shenzhen has lots to offer, you might be wondering where and how you can meet other Americans in the city. Luckily, InterNations is here to make this easier for you! You’re warmly invited to join the InterNations community. Within our international network in Shenzhen, there’s a vibrant circle of American expats from all regions of USA, including New York City, Los Angeles, and beyond.

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    From United States of America, living in Shenzhen
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    From United States of America, living in Shenzhen
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    From United States of America, living in Shenzhen
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    From United States of America, living in Shenzhen
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    From United States of America, living in Shenzhen

Meet other Americans in Shenzhen

Connect at Our Events in Shenzhen

Attend our monthly events and join various interest-based groups to get to know like-minded expats and fellow Americans in Shenzhen. From sailing to spirituality, there is sure to be something for everyone! In most communities, there are also monthly Newcomers’ Events especially for those who have recently joined the American community in Shenzhen. Take this chance to mingle and meet other expats and global minds in Shenzhen.

Want to meet other Americans at our events?

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Shenzhen Expat Forum

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow Americans in our Shenzhen expat forums. When you arrive in Shenzhen, you’re likely to have many questions, from how to register as a resident to where to find language lessons. Use our forum to ask members of the InterNations community everything you’re wondering about, even things like where to find ingredients for dishes from home in Shenzhen. InterNations makes it easy for American expats in Shenzhen to exchange experiences and tips to support each other. You can also check out our Expat Q&A Forum to look for accommodation, jobs, or even advice on the best international schools or whether there are any American schools in your area.

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    Apr 4, 5:34 AM
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    Easter celebration was great! Since I advertised it on several local media sites, I underestimated the turn out. Everything was fantastic from the park/boat riding/ ice-cream/ and dinner it was a …

  • Let's Celebrate
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    May 23, 6:17 AM
    Community member

    I'm just posting this so your forum post has at least 1 reply ...

  • Finding a homestay in Southern China
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    Jan 22, 7:11 PM
    Community member

    Big cities more opportunities Accommodation is a very easy to solve the problem If there's anything that I can help you

Ask experienced American expats in Shenzhen

  • Where can I find American food?
  • Where can I meet other Americans?
  • Are there American schools in Shenzhen?

Find People Who Share Your Passions

The economically fastest-growing city in China, Shenzhen can be a great place for expats, especially with the InterNations community helping you to make the most of your experience!

Do you want to continue with your hobbies — or discover new ones — while living in Shenzhen? There’s a variety of InterNations Groups you can join, including everything from sightseeing to hiking. These are run by dedicated Consuls with at least one activity each month, such as dinners in Shenzhen’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the modern metropolis has to offer, from the world’s 14th tallest building, the King Key 100, to Window of the World, a collection of replicas of world sights and landmarks, and much more.

Find other Americans to share your hobbies with

Enjoy the International Experience with InterNations

  • Browse our network of members to get to know American expats in Shenzhen and connect with others.
  • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Shenzhen.
  • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Shenzhen and across the globe.

InterNations provides an easy, casual way to get to know expats from the USA and further afield in your local community. Sound good? Then let us welcome you into our Shenzhen Community today!

Mix and Mingle with Americans in Shenzhen at Our Events

Our Shenzhen community is also lively and welcoming offline. The InterNations Ambassadors host regular get-togethers and a range of expat activities, e.g. a chic dining experience in Shenzhen’s trendiest restaurant or a get-away with fellow American expats to discover the snowy mountains of the Tibetan provinces. These activities make it easy for you to get to know other expats from the United States of America in your local community and meet Americans in China in a comfortable setting. If this sounds interesting to you, simply sign up for membership – we are looking forward to welcoming you among our Americans living in Shenzhen!