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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 […]


Legal Intern: Life in the Hutongs!

hu·tong [ˈho͞otäNG] NOUN 1. A narrow lane or alleyway in a traditional residential area of a Chinese city, especially Beijing. Throughout my stay here in China, I will be living in a Hutong within Central Beijing. Most apartments in this area do not contain bathrooms inside of them since there are public squat toilets all throughout the alleyways, yet I am lucky enough to have a toilet and shower […]


Beijing by Bike and the Art of Making Dumplings

Being an au pair with ImmerQi has brought me to Beijing and being new to the city I purchased the Lonely Planet Guide and have been using it as my trusty companion for the last three weeks. Subsequently, I decided to write about my experiences of the book’s recommendations. ‘Beijing by bike’ – an easy, […]


Life as an Au Pair in Beijing!

Au Pair in China: First Week in Beijing My first week as an au pair in Beijing with ImmerQi has involved green tea ice cream, fermented egg, and countless imaginary tea parties. The little girl I au pair for is aged just four but her English skills are far superior to my mandarin and she is […]


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 to allow everyone to travel home so we took […]


Why Does It Cost Money to Do a Teaching Program?

China Paper Money

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 gives?” you think to yourself, “Why should […]


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 multitude of reasons you should intern 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 terribly high, the […]

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