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 here to do a job, of course, but that doesn’t mean you should miss out on all of the amazing things that China has to…
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Cost of Living in China for Expats: 2020 Guide

If you plan to move to China, you might be very curious to know the cost of living and lifestyle over there. The cost of living in China can vary hugely depending on the cities, regions as well as the lifestyle you choose. You can live in most China’s major cities…
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What are the Pros and Cons of Living in China? (For Expats)

Living in China has about the same pros and cons of living anywhere else in the world. In recent years, the number of expats living in China has hugely increased, many of them think the pros outweigh the cons. While some people would argue that living in a foreign country can’t be that wonderful, those who did choose to work and live in China have discovered that they wouldn’t choose to live…
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Is Living in China Safe? (Some Useful Tips)

Is China safe to live? Let’s find out! If you’ve been considering moving abroad to work in China, perhaps to teach or in some other facet of the business, you’ve likely wondered how safe it is. It’s normal for many people to find great happiness in uprooting…
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Experience a Different Type of Christmas in China

Christmas in China You might wonder, as an expat in China, how would Chinese people celebrate Christmas every time this year? Well, the answer is, most of the people who live in China do not celebrate Christmas. But that doesn’t mean that you won’t capture the spirit of the season in the larger cities. As you wander through the streets of the bigger cities, you will notice all the…
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Living in China as a Foreigner: Expectation vs. Reality

Foreigners in China often found themselves in shock in a lot of situations. It doesn’t matter how much you read about China before you get there, whether to travel or to teach English. Your expectations will almost always be different from reality. Maybe not every single…
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5 Challenges Living in China as An Expat

As an expat, living in China is fun but also challenging.  China is a remarkably beautiful and large country, but it’s very different than most Westerners are used to. That doesn’t make it a bad place to call home for a time, however knowing what to expect will make…
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How To Save Money While Teaching in China?

Can You Save Money Teaching in China?  You have decided to go to China and teach kids. It’s all fun and games until the bills arrive. You need to eat, go out, have fun, buy a fan (it gets hot). How much money are you left with? Is it possible to pay off bills at home? Let’s find out. When you teach in a standard program you get 10000 RMB for a month’s work. That’s around $2000 AUD. For…
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