Legal Intern: Life in the Hutongs!

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...
Beijing by Bike and the Art of Making Dumplings

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...
Life as an Au Pair in Beijing!

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...
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...