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Your China Survival Guide

Whichever program you choose to join, a trip to China can be overwhelming and intimidating to first time travellers. While different, China is a beautiful, unique country with a lot to offer foreigners – but planning and preparation is key to a successful time. These are the fundamentals of a trip to China (things to […]

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Top 10 Apps You Must Download When in China

With over 25 years of experience in China, we understand how crucial it is to come prepared for your program. Downloading these apps before you arrive will help avoid many obstacles and challenges. From communication and language, to food and travel, we’ve selected the top 10 most useful apps you should download. 1. WeChat WeChat […]

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A Teaching Intern’s Guide to Surviving in China

From the crazy food stalls to dingy squat toilets, you need to be prepared for everything and anything in China. Nothing is ever simple in this diverse, busy and unique country but that is what you will begin to fall in love with — once you get over all the different smells and tackle how […]

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Why China?

Why go to a country which is 4,831 miles from home? Why go to a country where I can’t speak the language? Why go to a country which I know nothing about? Why not just teach in Europe? These are all questions which I kept asking myself, and others asked me, before I arrived in China. […]

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The 20 MUST-DOS in China

How large is China? Probably larger than you think. At over 9 million kilometers square, how can one simply do and visit all the things and places they want? A country with so many diverse cultures and foods, it can be overwhelming when it comes to planning your itinerary. So we have complied a short […]

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Visas, Flights, and Jet Lag… OH MY!

Long story short on how and why my trip has been sadly delayed, and some tips and tricks for traveling around the world! After weeks and weeks of battling with visa companies, airlines, and the Chinese Consulate… I am finally off on my second Co-Op! I’ve been asked plenty of times when I would be […]

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Top 5 Things to Do and See in ZhangJiaJie!

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China recently celebrated the Tomb Sweeping festival which is a national holiday where people pay respects to their ancestors and burn objects like money, cars, and clothes made from paper so that they can enjoy them in the afterlife. Our school was closed for a week to allow everyone to travel home so we took […]

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