How To Survive In China – Your Guide To Living An Expats Life In Shenzhen

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Surviving in a new country will be priority number one for anyone; single or married with children. Below are short excerpts from an affiliated blog, Shenzhen Chronicles, that we decided to share with you. You’ll find topics that range from: What it’s like to live in the city, salaries, community living, personal life, and career opportunities. Take a few minutes to read what we have laid out for you. We hope this guide helps you make your decision easier.

Life in Shenzhen is full of activities. As an expatriate, you will be welcomed with open arms. There is a large ex-pat community and it seems to be growing every year.

In terms of being here with a wife and child, you will be thankful that your family is with you. Your family will create a sense of home away from home. When it comes to healthcare and communication, you will not have to worry much about language barriers. Several clinics are foreigner-friendly, with English speaking doctors and nurses. Now, being that they are private they tend to be more expensive.

If you’re not married and have no children then don’t worry. You will still be able to feel like part of a big growing community of expatriates in a foreign land.

Life in Shenzhen is good. Once you get over the subtle nuances that come from cultural differences, you begin to appreciate the uniqueness that is China. One of the perks of being in China is the number of holidays that you experience while here. The North American or Western cultured holidays are not as predominantly recognized here,

When it comes to being colored and living anywhere in the world you can be sure that you will encounter some form of discrimination, fear, hatred, and admiration.

Shenzhen is becoming the new economic hub of Southern China, it would be fair to say that the opportunities here are boundless. Do you have a new tech idea? Find a maker space and get your idea off the ground! It all can be done with a few clicks and swipes of your phone, with the use of Chinas’ most sophisticated mobile APP, WeChat.

WeChat will be the gateway to any community, activity, event, news or updates you want to get into. WeChat will become your wallet, chauffeur, food delivery man, conference call medium, blog, and so much more. If you want to play sports, there are a multitude of groups and communities that you could get involved with. Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Ultimate Frisbee, Rugby, just to name and few.

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