In this podcast episode I sit down with Matt and Jie, newlyweds and Bay Area residents who spent time living and working as expats in Shanghai, China from 2012 through the summer of 2013. Jie, who was born in China but grew up in Seattle, arrived in China several months before Matt and discusses her experience working for a Chinese company and trying to navigate her way through such a different workplace culture. Matt, who was backpacking across the world at the time, arrived in Shanghai later on and he takes us through his job search as an American who did not know how to speak Chinese. We also touch on many other aspects of living as expats abroad (and China specifically) – searching for housing, making friends, acclimating to local food and fashion trends, working around the censorship of major US websites and dealing with the intense pollution. Lots of great stuff, thanks for tuning in everybody!