Do I Need a TEFL To Teach Abroad in China?

Do I Need a TEFL To Teach Abroad in China?

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.  What exactly is a TEFL? Do I really need one to teach abroad in China? Do I actually need to pay $2,000 USD?!!!!! TEFLs are one of the most confusing aspects of teaching abroad, and not too long ago, I was in […]

How to Find an Internship in China

How to Find an Internship in China

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.  I’ve talked a lot about what it’s like to work as an English teacher or college counselor in China, but what about interning? My very good friend Lena from Lenaaround is currently getting her Master’s Degree in Beijing, while also working as […]

Confessions of an ESL Teacher in China

Confessions of an ESL Teacher in China

This article originally appeared on Go Overseas where I write as a Teach Abroad and China expert. Though I write intensively about teaching abroad, there are a few juicy secrets I’ve been holding back from you all. It’s confession time: I’m far from a perfect ESL teacher, and my experience teaching abroad wasn’t quite as […]

Want to Work as a College Counselor in China?

Want to Work as a College Counselor in China?

If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me about teaching English in China, I could quit my day job. Teaching English in China is great. I taught for multiple different schools and companies all over China. That said, I think it’s important for you all to know that teaching abroad isn’t the only […]

How to Find a Job Teaching in China

How to Find a Job Teaching in China

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.  This is the question I get most often. I get it. It’s a scary proposition, accepting a job to teach in China. It’s hard to know if you’re getting a good deal, or if your school is scamming you. If you’ve never been […]

American Millennials: Quit Whining and Move Abroad

American Millennials: Quit Whining and Move Abroad

Being a millennial in today’s America is hard. Not “growing up in Syria” hard, but difficult nonetheless. We have issues our parents never had, and problems our Canadian and European friends never think twice about. Of course every country has it’s own issues, but today I’m going to talk about the USA. Let’s be real, […]

China Culture Shock #6: Chinese Fire Drill

China Culture Shock #6: Chinese Fire Drill

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, IT’S  CHINA CULTURE SHOCK!  Part of the reason I was interested in moving to China in the first place was to explore a culture completely different from my own. I wanted to experience “culture shock” and challenge myself. I’ve been living in China for over two years now, and I’m still constantly experiencing things that shock me, […]

How to Travel the World (Without Saving a Ton of Money)

How to Travel the World (Without Saving a Ton of Money)

Recently, there’s been a lot of backlash against travel bloggers who claim, “everyone can travel!!!” Can literally everyone travel? Probably not. Can most people travel if they really want to? Yes. I’ve read the blogs of so many people who have overcome major obstacles to live abroad and travel: overwhelming debt, life-threatening food allergies, and […]