Top 5 Things to Do and See in ZhangJiaJie!

Top 5 Things to Do and See in ZhangJiaJie!

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...
Adventure Train Ride in China: Guangzhou to Shanghai!

Adventure Train Ride in China: Guangzhou to Shanghai!

Adventure Train Ride in China: Guangzhou to Shanghai! Have you ever felt this urgent need to just hop on an airplane and see something completely different? I definitely have! That’s probably one of the main reasons why I joined the teach and travel program here in...
Why Does It Cost Money to Do a Teaching Program?

Why Does It Cost Money to Do a Teaching Program?

You’re itching to get out and explore the world, but there’s just one thing stopping you, the money! Perhaps much to your surprise, it costs a fair chunk of change to go abroad and do both internship and volunteer programs. “But they’re the ones that need me, what...
Top 10 Reasons to Intern Abroad!

Top 10 Reasons to Intern Abroad!

Feel like seeing more of the world and doing it on the cheap? How about gaining some valuable life and professional experience while you’re at it? Becoming an intern abroad is something that more and more people are doing in order to achieve just that. There is a...
Top 10 Reasons to become an Au Pair Abroad!

Top 10 Reasons to become an Au Pair Abroad!

So you’ve heard about being an Au Pair, but don’t quite know what to make of it. Have no fear, here we outline 10 reasons why you should consider taking the plunge and being an Au Pair abroad!   1. The Money   While your actual living allowance or salary won’t be...
Top 10 Reasons to Teach English in China!

Top 10 Reasons to Teach English in China!

BONUS MATERIAL: FREE MANDARIN PHRASEBOOK More and more people are traveling these days, and one of the destinations becoming one of the most popular choices is the Middle Kingdom itself, China. But why China you ask? Golden Nugget: I’ve seen Kung Fu Panda and I know...
Au Pair: How We Raised More Than RMB 10,000 This Year!

Au Pair: How We Raised More Than RMB 10,000 This Year!

While being an Au Pair in China, or most other countries as well, you often get the pleasure of enjoying whimsical adventures and other, more quiet outings. This past weekend I was fortunate enough to be able to take part in a major yearly charity event. The charity...
Au Pair: My Treetop Gliding Adventure with Ally!

Au Pair: My Treetop Gliding Adventure with Ally!

What is Tree Top Gliding? Treetop gliding is human natures way of flying like a bird. Free until you reach the end of the line and your feet fight to find stability. Many times I ended the glide with sand in my pants because my feet failed me! “I was like a swan- sort...
Au Pair: A Day Trip to the Hutongs with My Au Pair Kid

Au Pair: A Day Trip to the Hutongs with My Au Pair Kid

THE HUTONGS TRIP: If you are lucky enough to get placed with a family that encourages you to explore your surrounding areas you will find that often you’re able to take your child with you on these adventures. I am allowed to take my girl, Ally, out every Sunday...