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About the city: The largest city by population in China, and largest city proper in the world. Considered to be the financial capital of China. A blend of east meets west.

Climate: Classified as a humid subtropical climate, Shanghai enjoys all 4 seasons. While snowfall is uncommon, it does freeze on cold winter nights. Summers are often hot and humid and the occasional typhoon, freak downpour or thunderstorm are to be expected. Spring and fall are generally the 2 most pleasant seasons, although spring time can often present varying temperatures and weather patterns. Fall is often sunny and dry.

Housing: This is very much dependent on how you choose/like to live as well as location. Roommates are easy to find and lots of housing options exist from 1 roommate to as many as 5. Cheap studios/apartments may go for 3,000 – 5,000. Nicer 1 bedrooms (or those with better locations) begin at around 5,500 a month. Generally, having at least 1 roommate will get you more bang for your buck.

Food: Local Chinese food is extremely cheap and many tasty delights are available for under 10 yuan. Dining at local restaurants is likewise an affordable experience. Great meals can be had for 20-50 rmb and will leave you feeling stuffed and satisfied. Western food exists in spades here, but the prices of course, are higher. Craving a burger? Carl’s Jr. may set you back 60 rmb for a burger meal (still affordable). As you can imagine with a city the size of Shanghai, pricier options exist. It all depends on your budget and dining habits. Import stores are also available, lying in wait to devour your paycheck. But hey – sometimes we all need a little comfort from home. Local dishes to try: soup buns, pepper duck, braised eggplant.

Transportation: Cruising around Shanghai is easy and affordable. Metro rides are usually between 3-4 yuan per ride (depends on how far you are travelling). Taxi rides begin at 14 rmb (during the day, 18 after hours). Mind you, should you live outside of the city center, the price will go up to travel to and fro (but you will also be saving elsewhere in food and rent).

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    Kimmi, USA Placed in Shanghai

    I truly appreciate all the work that Teaching Nomad did upon arriving to Shanghai. Teaching Nomad helped with everything else once I landed, from paperwork to directions. Everyone at the agency is wonderful and extremely helpful and welcoming.
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    Rafael, USA Placed in Shanghai

    Teaching Nomad was by far the easiest process I have gone through. I was able to get all the information I needed to continue with the job application. It was quick, efficient, friendly, and effective (I got the job).
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    Andrew, USA Placed in Shanghai

    I didn't know what professionalism was until I started working with Teaching Nomad. They have always responded to my questions and comment promptly and in a friendly manner. With Teaching Nomad I have truly found my dream contract.
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    Elsie,SA Placed in Shanghai

    Teaching Nomad helped me at a time in my life when I needed to make a positive career move. They helped me find a position in which I feel challenged, motivated and where I have the opportunity to develop my skills and knowledge as a teacher.
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Teaching Nomad is your connection to teaching in Asia & The Middle East! We are a western owned and operated teacher placement agency with offices in Denver & Shanghai. We take a lot of pride in connecting teachers with great teaching opportunities.


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