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    From public life to getting visas prepared, learn more here.

  • Where to live?

    This is one of the most important decisions when you move to Shanghai, get an overview here.

  • Things to do

    Shanghai has an abundance of activities for families and young children.

  • Directory

    Useful contacts and emergency information for life in Shanghai

  • Our Schools in Shanghai

    Learn more about our two campuses in Shanghai, Pudong and Puxi

  • Shanghai Life

    Now you have settled into Shanghai, its time to explore its rich history and culture.

Temporary Accomodation

This is a good option if you plan to take your time finding suitable housing to rent or buy as it’s difficult to negotiate a short-term lease in Shanghai. Lease agents are encouraged by landlords to sign minimum one-year leases.

    Expat-oriented, short-term apartments in Shanghai are either specialised apartment blocks or form part of a hotel. They normally come fully furnished with kitchens and access to extensive facilities. They are available daily, weekly, monthly and even yearly. The longer the stay in a Shanghai hotel apartment, the better the rate. For longer-term stays, they’re more comfortable and better value than hotels. Another option is to browse the housing sections of www.smartshanghai.com or www.shanghaiexpat.com to see if anyone is letting their apartment short-term while they’re out of the country. 

    The Ascott - www.the-ascott.com

    41 Hengshan Road  - www.41hengshan.com

    Changning Equatorial Serviced Apartments - www.equatiorial-cesa.com

    Shanghai Centre - www.shanghaicentre.com

    Park Avenue International - www.parkavenueintl.com

    Tomorrow Square Marriott Executive Apartments - www.marriott.com

    Union Square Marriott Executive Apartments - www.marriott.com

    Regalia Serviced Apartments - www.regalia.com.cn

    Residences at Kerry Parkside - residences.kerryparkside.com

    Kerry Residences Jing’An - kerryresidence.com

    Fraser Suites - shanghai-suites.fraserhospitality.com