Living

10 Things I’ve Learned After Living in China for 3 Years

I’ve been living in China ever since I graduated from university in 2016. At the age of 21 years old, I packed my bags and flew out to Chengdu. From work life to language to culture, here are the 10 things I’ve learned after living in China for 3 years. About myself, China, and just life in general. 1. In China, WeChat is a Survival App I seriously didn’t…
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Living

How to Get Health Insurance in China as an Expat?

If you’re planning on moving to China, one thing you may be considering is what you’ll have to do if you get sick. How to deal with recurring prescriptions or chronic illness? And what exactly you might get from the company or school you work for? Health insurance in…
Living

How to use Didi Chuxing? (Tips for Expats)

If you’re new to China, you may have heard people mentioning Didi, or even seen some use it. You also may be wondering, where can I get an Uber around here?! This is going to be your guide to using Didi in China to get anywhere you need. What is Didi? For the absolute…
Teaching

10 Things I Wish I Knew About Teaching in China

I worked and lived in China for three years, and learned a lot that I wouldn’t have expected about the workforce and education in China. Here are 10 things I wish I knew before teaching English in China. 1. Naptime is very important Chinese people value nap time a lot. This means that most offices will have 12:00-1:00 lunch, then 1:00-2:00 optional nap at your desk. This is awesome because you…
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Teaching

The Truth About Teaching English in China

1. You don’t need teaching experience While certified teachers might have some more opportunities in China for higher pay, as long as you have a university degree, you can teach in China. Most teachers arrive with minimal or no experience, including myself. This also means…
Living

How to Spend Your Spare Time Teaching in China?

You made the decision, you booked your tickets and packed your bags, and you finally flew around the world to embark on an exciting adventure!   While it will be easy to become consumed by your new routine, it’s important to maintain a healthy life-work balance. You are…