Becoming an expat in Fuzhou (Part 1)

Personal stories

by Sarah Bucknall

The long wait for another vacation was never going to satisfy these itchy feet of mine that find it impossible to stay rooted to the ground. The direction I found led me to obtaining a TEFL certificate to teach overseas, and the path I followed b...

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How teaching English in China changed my life

Personal stories

by Kim Ooi

We all know that teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) is the chance to get paid to work and travel. But can it be a life-changing experience too? Here are 12 ways in which teaching in China has changed my life. 1. It has saved me from...

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The tale of traveling 10 hours to see junk

Personal stories

by Mike Cairnduff

I arrive in big, bustling Hong Kong. It’s as humid as hell, but who cares? It has some of the best shopping in the world! Time is limited. I’m here for just three days and there’s so much to see and do. I’ve been her...

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Why I left my life in the US to teach in China (Part 2)

Personal stories

by Dan McElroy

Since leaving corporate America behind two years ago, I have been traveling across Europe and Asia in search of happiness and living a more meaningful life. My now-girlfriend Jess was supportive of my decision to accept the job in China. W...

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Why I left my life in the US to teach in China

Personal stories

by Dan McElroy

Since leaving corporate America behind two years ago, I have been traveling across Europe and Asia in search of happiness and living a more meaningful life. I used to lie in bed at night and think about my life. I would often ask myself the q...

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