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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 one of them, but it’s funny how quickly that reality check can set in. Expectation 1: Everything looks like ancient Chinese…
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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…
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Things I Love About Shanghai: An Expat's Point of View

Shanghai is such a cosmopolitan city. When you’ve lived in other parts of China, even in big cities, they pale in comparison to the marvel that is Shanghai. The urbane feeling in the middle of China when you’ve been living in a city of a smaller caliber makes a big city foreigner like myself feel right at home. My Background  Originally from Miami, I moved to Qingdao, my husband’s hometown…
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