September 1, 2019

So what is it really going to cost you to live in China?

Here’s our whistle stop tour of everything you need to know about the real cost of living in China. Sit back, read carefully and be amazed at what you can get for your money.

In China you will be able to afford a l...

May 3, 2019

It’s been a whole month since I was trapesing my way through the rain in Manchester to the airport, to start the biggest adventure of my life so far. 

I’m going to be brutally honest; getting to China has been one of the most stressful things I’ve ever gone through. I’m...

October 6, 2018

It’s been nearly two years since I decided I’d had enough of my mundane job working in a call centre and going to university to study my masters. I didn't quite know what I wanted to do and this left me in a state of mind I’d never felt before. One of my friends who I...

August 27, 2018

My year in China and why I’m doing another

Around March time in your academic year in China, your school or agent will typically ask you to stay or look to relocate you if you so wish. It was one of the easiest decisions I ever faced as to whether I wanted to stay in Ch...

July 30, 2018

Many people consider teaching English abroad but they're not sure where to go - there are so many countries with great programs and opportunities! How do you choose? 

If you haven’t considered teaching in China yet, you should! 

I've been a teacher in China for 3 yea...

March 7, 2018

Life in China… Where do I start? I’ve been living and teaching in Shanghai for almost 3 years and I still learn something new every day.

Each challenge I’ve faced has taught me so many different skills that will continue to help me for years to come. Taking the leap t...

January 17, 2018

Moving to China is proving to be one of the best decisions that I made. When I was graduating from university, the thought of having to get a 9-5 job absolutely terrified me; I’m so young and there’s so much of the world that I want to see, so why should I have to sett...

January 9, 2018

Teaching in China over the last 4 months has probably been the most rewarding and exciting time of my life. In a short period of time I’ve traversed the great wall of China, explored the caves of Guilin, took a cruise down the Li river, experienced the nightlife of Gua...

January 8, 2018

My decision to move to China to take up a role as a TEFL teacher came around January 2017 and to many it seemed a crazy idea.

My friends responses tended to vary from delight and excitement to puzzled faces with one friend simply replying “you’re a strange boy Barney” (...

December 22, 2017

Until entering the final year of my English degree, life after University never really crossed my mind, or phased me. It was only after the relentless “so, what’s your plans for next year?” interrogations from friends and family, I began to contemplate the fact I had n...

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