Living in Shenzhen
Shenzhen is one of the most modern cities in the world, having been constructed in the last thirty years, since the establishment of the Special Economic Zone. Unlike other major cities Shenzhen is fortunate to avoid the pollution normally associated with living in China. It is a well-planned city with large areas of green space, wide footpaths and cycleways. This access to nature along with the substantially lower cost of living than in neighbouring Hong Kong ensure that Shenzhen is an optimal city for expats. For those who wish for a change, the Hong Kong border is very close and with electronic border crossing you can be in the hustle and bustle of downtown Hong Kong within an hour. Many members of staff travel on weekly trips to Hong Kong for those delicacies you may be missing from home that you haven’t found in Shenzhen.
We have a range of staff who come from overseas; single, married, married teaching couples, and families. They all have a range of interests and Shenzhen can entertain all of them. For many staff members at SCIE the experience of living in Shenzhen far outweighs initial expectations. Shenzhen is a cosmopolitian city, that sometimes suprises people who travel throughout China and come to Shenzhen. As well as a range of parks, cultural attractions and outdoor pursuits, a number of international brands are found throughout the shopping malls and shopping areas of the city like Starbucks, H&M, Gap, Uniqlo etc.