Shanghai literally means “on the sea” in Chinese, and is a mega city with a population of over 23 million people. It is one of the most famous cities in the world and is a mix of eastern culture with western amenities.

Shanghai has an excellent transport system, with buses, metro and even high speed rail. Shanghai is where the stock exchange is located and it is one of the busiest business centres in the world, with much international and domestic business taking place in Shanghai.

For those who wish to stay in Shanghai and teach English, there are many opportunities because English is a sought after language of business. As well as businesses seeking better English skills for their staff, parents encourage children to be studious and there are many language centres available that cater only to young learners.

Apart from that, there is much to do and see in Shanghai – from riding the rollercoaster at the Pearl Tower, to watching a bird singing contest, to eating at a 4D restaurant, to pondering in one of the many museums – you will find it very hard to be bored!