cropped-Leopardfish-1-1-e1464111245146.jpg International Schools in China

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Bejing, Shanghai, Chengdu

School Profile Pages

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Access International Academy Ningbo
Alcanta International College
American International School Guangzhou
Beanstalk International Bilingual School
Beijing City International School
Beijing Huijia Private School
Beijing International Bilingual Academy
Beijing International School BISS
Beijing National Day School
Beijing No.35 High School
Beijing World Youth Academy
British School Beijing Shunyi Campus
British School Guangzhou
British School of Nanjing
Changchun American International School
Clifford School of Panyu
Concordia International School Shanghai
Creative Secondary School
Dalian American International School
Daystar Academy
Discovery Bay International School
Discovery College Hong Kong
Dulwich College Beijing
Dulwich College Shanghai
Dulwich College Suzhou
Dulwich College Zhuhai
Dulwich International High School
EtonHouse International School Nanjing
EtonHouse International School Suzhou
EtonHouse International School Wuxi
Fudan International School
Guangdong Country Garden School
Guangzhou Experimental High School
Guangzhou Nanfang International School
Haileybury International College – Bejing
Haileybury International College – China
Harrow International School Beijing
Harrow International School Hong Kong
Hong Kong International School
Huamao International School
International School Beijing-Shunyi
International School Dongguan
International School Macao
International School Nanshan Shenzhen
International School of Tianjin (IST)
ISA International School Guangzhou
Island School Hong Kong
Kang Chiao International School
Kellett School – British Int School in Hong Kong
King George V School 
Leman International School Chengdu
Little Urban Center (LUC)
Livingston American School Shanghai
Nord Anglia International School Shanghai Pudong
Malvern College Hong Kong
Nanjing Foreign Language School Xianlin
Nanjing International School
Nord Anglia School Beijing Fangshan
Oxford International College
Phoenix City International School
Qingdao No 1 International School Shandong
RDFZ Xishan School
RDF International School
Reigate Grammar School Nanjing
School of the Nations Macau
Shanghai American School Puxi & Pudong
Shanghai Community International Hongqiao, Hangzhou & Pudong Campuses
Shanghai High School International Division
Shanghai Rego International School
Shanghai Singapore International School
Shanghai United International School
Shekou International School
Shen Wai International School
Shenyang Pacific International Academy
Shenyang International School
Shenzen American International School
Shenzhen Yaohua Experimental School
Shuren-Ribet Private School Beijing
Sino Canada High School
SMIC Private School Shanghai
Suzhou Singapore International School
Times International College Jiangsu
Tianjin Experimental High School
Tianjin Rego International School
Tsinghua International School
Victoria Shanghai Academy Hong Kong
Utahloy International Zeng Cheng
Wellington  College International Tianjin
Wellington College International Shanghai
Western Academy Beijing
Western International School Shanghai
Wuxi International School
Wuxi Taihu International School
Xi’an Hanova International School
Xi’an Liangjiatan International School
Xiamen International School
Xiwai International School
Yew Chung International Beijing
Yew Chung International School Chongqing
Yew Chung International School Qingdao
Yew Chung International School Shanghai
Yew Wah International Education School Guangzhou
Yew Wah International Education School Yantai
Yinghao College
Zhongshi Korean International School
Zhuhai International School
UWC Changshu China
UWC Li Po Chun

Hong Kong, Macau and Shenzhen and Guangzhou

Leopardfish  Country Guide



The quality of life in China varies greatly from city to city, from town to town and from region to region. It’s a big country. Still, according to Mercer’s annual Quality of Life surveys, pretty much the entire country is continues to lag behind the rest of Asian in providing a good life for its people (even Hong Kong which is China’s top performer). It appears that China’s greatest challenges is environmental, specifically in relation to clean water and air pollution. Traffic congestion in most metropolitan areas is probably a close second. Of course, the western expat encounter other challenges as well. While many locals in major urban areas know some basic English, most do not. This can make navigating, doing personal business, dealing with the government and retail shopping a bit more complicated at times. There’s also the issue of “Big Brother” and government censorship that potential transplants should consider. Of course, China has much to offer internationals: great cosmopolitan cities full of big shopping malls, fine restaurants, cinemas, varied recreational opportunities, high quality public transport and impressive cultural institutions; notable historical and iconic landmarks; and diverse and beautiful natural landscapes.

Satisfying sites on quality of life

expatarrivals-china      shanghaiist     numbeo-china       saporedicina     britishexpats-hong-kong

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Hong Kong

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Cost of Living

Cost of living

China is not a cheap destination for the international expatriate. Indeed, according to’s July 2016 report, the cost of living in China is higher than the international average. This becomes apparent when purchasing a variety of goods and services. Pricier items include housing accommodations and furnishings, healthcare, groceries and personal care items. On the other hand, transport, alcohol, restaurant meals and Internet rates are inexpensive. Retail recreational activities are generally quite reasonable as well. Of course, prices vary through China. It’s a big country. Urban tends to be more inexpensive than rural and costs fluctuate from region to region and from city to city. If the teaching expatriate negotiates a compensation package with their international school that reflects living costs in their given region or city, he or she should be able to live at a comfortable standard.

Satisfying sites on cost of living

numbeo-china     numbeo-shanghai     numbeo-beijing     numbeo-hong-kong      xpatulator



Being a sizeable country China has many and diverse climates. The north east region experiences very hot summers and bitterly cold winters with temperatures getting as low as -20 degrees Celsius. The central and northern regions of China have almost continual rainfall with summers around 26 degrees and winters 0 degrees. The south east regions can have semi tropical summers and abundant rainfall with temperatures reaching over 30 degrees Celsius. In this region the winters are mild, around 10 degrees being the lowest

Hong Kong has a subtropical climate which means it is generally hot and humid. November to February are comfortable months with cool breezes, plenty of sunshine and temperatures of around 22 degrees Celsius. March to April gets warmer,  with temperatures creeping up to  25 degrees Celsius. The humidity also increases along with the temperature. Hong Kong can experience the effects of tropical storms and typhoons, which occur between May and November with September being the worst month. However, these storms do not hit Hong Kong directly and do not put life at risk. The country has a good warning system when these events occur. June, July, August and September are the hottest months with the temperatures reaching 30 degrees. June is also the wettest with rain often falling for twenty days of the month.

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Visa Restrictions

Visa Restrictions


British nationals need a visa to enter mainland China, but not Hong Kong or Macao. For mainland China, you must get a visa prior to arrival, including for Hainan Island, although [some exemptions may be available] ( for tour groups travelling to certain parts of the country. For details of entry requirements to China contact the Chinese Embassy or the China Visa Application Service Centre well before your proposed trip.

Check your visa validity carefully. Don’t overstay your visa or work illegally. The authorities conduct regular checks and you may be fined or detained for not complying with the conditions of your visa or work permit. If you remain in China longer than 6 months, you may need to get a Residence Permit.

Travelling to Hong Kong

If you visit Hong Kong from the mainland of China and wish to return to the mainland, you will need a visa that allows you to make a second entry into China.

Safety and Security

Safety and Security

The political and security status of countries around the world are constantly changing, to keep up with the current situation in any country please monitor the relevant Government websites and international news. The links below also provide useful indicators for prospective travelers:

The UK Foreign Office         US State Department         BBC World News         Al Jazeera   

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