The Best Way to Learn Chinese

The Best Way to Learn Chinese

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.  I recently sent out a survey asking what people were MOST worried about when it comes to traveling in China. I have to say, I wasn’t too surprised when I saw the number one response: “I’m worried about the language barrier” “How […]

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?

This post is current and updated regularly. Last updated as of May 2017.  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 […]

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, […]