China is one of the most exciting, bustling and ever-changing places on earth. Imagine what it's like living there!
As a teacher in China, you’ll live in an apartment (like most Chinese people) with all the mod-cons. It’s likely to be really close to your school too. What’s more, most teaching contracts include accommodation, meaning you’ll have plenty of money to do as you please.
Chinese food is to die for. It differs depending on where you are in China, ranging from savoury breads and buns in the north to sweeter dishes in the south.
After just a few days in China, you’ll start getting used to the money and, hopefully, how to say the numbers in Mandarin. This will put you in good stead for the rest of your time in the country.
An ESL teacher will earn at least double the average Chinese salary, while some teachers will earn much more than that. This means you’ll find the cost of living to be quite low. Just remember to keep your visits to foreign fast-food places to a minimum!
You’ll find plenty of things to do in China. Local favorites include karaoke (called KTV), badminton, table tennis, dancing in the park, and of course shopping.
China is a centuries-old society and is very different to Western countries. The Chinese culture and way of life is unique. For example, family values remain rock solid while development happens at lightning speed.
You’ll enjoy a number of national holidays while teaching in China. If you choose to go sightseeing on your time off, the hard part will be deciding which beautiful place you'll visit!
When you’re traveling around this great country, you’ll get to experience the world-class bullet train system and other convenient modes of transport. And yes, there is Uber in China.