Hey guys! Welcome to American Expats, a new series that shows you what expat life is like in cities around the world. Next up: Samantha, a teacher who has been living in Shanghai for four years. Here, she talks about soup dumplings, personal safety, and the importance of a good VPN.
My name is Samantha and I grew up in Northern Virginia. I moved to Shanghai alone but now have an amazing network of friends and coworkers!
In Shanghai, I work as a teacher at an international school. Because I am a certified teacher from a native English speaking country, finding a teaching job here was fairly easy. I used a company called Search Associates to help find me a teaching job abroad and Shanghai, China, seemed like the best choice for me. Four years later, with no plans to leave, I’d say I made the right