Andy Boreham comes from New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington, and has lived in China, off and on, for the past seven years. He has a master’s degree in Chinese culture and language from Fudan University and is interested in all things related to contemporary Chinese society. He welcomes your feedback on all of the issues he covers. You can reach him at email@example.com.
Listen to podcasts in your home language.
Visit one of Shanghai’s many libraries that has a range of literature in different languages.
To keep your long-form written skills sharp, swap texting for e-mails when keeping in touch with those back home.
Mingle with people from your home country at a designated language club or meet-up.
Keep cultural and family traditions alive in your Shanghai home.