Little TEC IS IN ACTION! While Shanghai undergoes continued rounds of preventive measures during COVID, you may have many questions and concerns that arise… Don’t worry, The Expatriate Center (TEC) is here for you! We have consolidated information and resources from the latest news updates, hospital and medical resources, grocery guides and online webinar resources to keep you covered at all … Continued

In the Eyes of a Teen: 20 Things to Do During Lockdown

By Tiffany Kuo     Lockdown is hard. There is no doubt about it. On the bright side, since people all across Shanghai and in other locked cities are suffering together, it’s built a lot of camaraderie among neighbors. However, as a student, it is difficult to get past the fact that you are missing … Continued

Stress Relief Tips for Children and the Elderly

By Dr. Liqun Hu, Clinical Psychologist at GHC     Covid-19 has profoundly affected everyone, increasing our stress levels and adversely affecting the health of individuals, families and the wider community. The pandemic has seen a sudden and shocking change to our everyday lives; frequent nucleic acid testing, isolation, home-based working, online learning and a … Continued

E-learning Journeys at HQIS

By Shanghai Hong Qiao International School (HQIS)      This past month has marked the beginning of E-Learning, and everything has been even smoother than expected. All of our staff, teachers, and students knew what to do, the online platforms and lesson plans were ready, and all the scheduled classes and activities took place regularly. During the past … Continued

Online Learning at Britannica

By Britannica Shanghai   As we near the end of the third week of online learning, there is much to celebrate. Our teachers have made the rapid transition to delivering lessons online, doing all that they can to ensure continuity and stability for our children. Students have shown remarkable resilience, independence and maturity while settling … Continued

Shanghai Jia You!

Are you finding it hard to sit still while others are dashing around fighting the virus?  Here are a few opportunities to volunteer and help the community right now.   The Expatriate Center (TEC) is a non-profit organization registered and supported by the Shanghai municipal government to help expatriates “Build A Home Away From Home”. … Continued

Supporting a Friend in Central Quarantine or Medical Isolation

So what can you do if a friend or colleague finds themselves in central quarantine or medical isolation? We often feel helpless to watch a friend struggling, and want to support them but aren’t sure how.     Keep the lines of communication open. A simple check-in with a ‘how’s it going’ can help your … Continued

Book Lovers Reunite for the Shanghai Mamas Book Swap

Shanghai booklovers reunited once again for the Shanghai Mamas Book swap event. Over 3000 books were dropped, swapped, and donated for our March event. The book swap, which was started 2 years ago at coffee morning, has exponentially grown and we love seeing the community come together for the genuine passion of reading.     … Continued