To join the Shanghai Expatriate Association (SEA), you must be a foreign-passport holder (Chinese government regulation). Our members represent more than 40 nationalities, with approximately 60% of our members being native English-speakers.
The SEA membership year is from 1 September to 31 August of the following year, and the annual family membership fee is 350 RMB. Membership in the SEA entitles you to attend any of our Special Events, Luncheons, Day Trips, Small Group activities, Travel Excursions, and allows you to take advantage of our membership discount program.
In addition, as a member of the organization, you will receive our sought-after publication, Courier (6 issues a year).
To attain membership,
- You can sign up at any of our monthly coffees normally held the second Monday of each month from 10am to 12 noon. Please check the Events Page for the location. We welcome you to join us, it’s a wonderful way to meet others.
- You can sign up at any of our Newcomer Reception events normally held around the last Wednesday of each month from 10am to 12 noon. Please check the Events Page for location. We welcome you to join us, it’s another wonderful way to meet others and learn more about SEA.
- Between May and September we hold Membership Drives at locations across Shanghai. Please check the Events Page to find a Membership Drive near you.
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will see if there is a Neighborhood Membership Representative you could meet in your area to assist you.
We look forward to having you as a member of the Shanghai Expatriate Association.