Moving to an unfamiliar country can at first feel daunting. Shanghai is a diverse cosmopolitan city with over 250,000 expats. You will not get to meet them all, well not straight away, but very quickly you will find your niche in the local community. With a little effort you will discover new opportunities to make friends, use your existing strengths and talents and even develop new ones. The British International School Shanghai New Parent Programme will help you to build a life in Shanghai. Here are some of the most popular areas families have chosen to live in.