Raising global citizens in Shenzhen: Colombian mother

Source: Shenzhen DailyUpdated: 2022-10-26

In Shekou, if you bump into a Latin American family who start dancing at a HeyTea store while waiting for their bubble tea, that could be the Angaritas from Colombia.

“Being an expat mom in Shenzhen is busy, but it’s fulfilling,” said Karla Angarita, who works as a kindergarten teacher at Shen Wai International School. “Shenzhen is welcoming. It’s open, and you find a support system within your school community, your city community, and your neighborhood that makes it different.”

Video by Wang Haolan.

Karla and her husband Ramón Angarita came to Shenzhen in March 2007. Back then their expectation was to stay for one year for a music contract with InterContinental Shenzhen. It is the “support system” that they find in the city that has prolonged their stay. Now they credit Shenzhen as their home after being here for more than 15 years.

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