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

Standard of Living in China

A Brief Overview Visiting and living in different countries allow you to experience an entirely new culture, an unknown language, beautiful traditions, and interact with people of different beliefs. But there are a few of the constraints too, especially when you are planning…
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

Cost of Living in China vs. the United States

Living in China and the United States both have its own pros and cons, this article is going to give you a brief comparison of the cost of living in each country. In the United States for example, you can make quite a bit of money, but a lot of it goes to pay your bills. In…
Teaching

Education in China: How does it work?

The education in China is best characterized by a strict primary & secondary education as well as a relatively flexible tertiary education. That means primary schools and secondary schools have stringent rules, whereas universities in China encourage creativity more frequently. That being said, Chinese schools don’t really expect foreign teachers to worry about their strict rules at…
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Living

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…
Living

Is China a Good Place to Live?

Moving to China may sound scary and impossible to many people, but those who have taken the risk have quickly discovered that it was an excellent decision for them! Living in China can be much more exciting and amazing than living in other areas of the world, despite the…
Living

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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