How close-knit is the expat community in this area? How do I get involved with it?
There is a monthly newsletter for foreigners called The Qingdao Expat. Social and charity membership committees also arrange activities to help keep the expat community involved and together.
Beside expat groups, what is the best way to make social connections outside of work?
A fellowship of Christian expats meet on Sundays.
Where can I meet other singles in this city?
Expats tend to frequent certain bars, making these good meeting places. It would probably be best to go along to the activities arranged by the expat social committee.
Are there any unique networking opportunities for accompanying partners?
Tennis and mahjong are popular. Keep in mind that as the expat community is very small, it welcomes newcomers with fresh ideas.
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