Richelle, my school hasn’t paid me for 2 months, what do I do?? I receive emails and messages about this topic more than I like to admit. While most of you will never have this problem, it is a huge worry, and this can happen to the best of us. Whether you found this article […]
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Join the China Teach Abroad Community!
When I first taught in China I made a TON of mistakes. I thought I was signing up to teach with an incredible program, when in reality I ended up underpaid in the middle of NOWHERE where I was the only foreigner for miles, working for a school that wasn’t even legally allowed to hire […]
10 Unique Teach Abroad Jobs: How to Teach Abroad Without Teaching English
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info. A few years ago, I had a problem. I wanted to work abroad. I wanted to stay in Asia. I was happy to teach, but I was also sick and tired of teaching ENGLISH. Finding a job abroad without any major work experience or […]
Ambassador Year in China: A Review
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info. So you’re here because you’re thinking about applying to Ambassador Year in China, or AYC for short (Formerly known as Ameson year in China). You’ve probably heard good things and bad, and are looking for an unbiased opinion on whether or not you should take […]
How to Find a Job Teaching in China
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info. 90% of the emails I receive are questions and concerns about teaching abroad in China. I get it. Accepting a job in China is a scary proposition. It’s hard to know if you’re getting a good deal, or if your school is […]
Teaching in China vs. Teaching Online – What’s Best For You?
The following is a guest post by Sasha and Rachel of Grateful Gypsies! Many people dream of traveling long-term or even living abroad. Not so many actually make those dreams a reality. When it comes down to it, there’s always something holding you back. It often boils down to a lack of time or money, […]
Learning to Cook in China
Before I moved to China, my version of cooking was Trader Joe’s frozen meals and mixing together a few things in an attempt to make Mexican food. So when I crash landed in “The Middle of Nowhere China” and had only 3 restaurants within walking distance, I needed to learn how to cook fast. Most people eat […]
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
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
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 […]