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What Suits You? Taiwan or China?

What Suits You? Taiwan or China?

What suits you? Taiwan or China? Read about the differences between both countries. While both countries have similarities, they can vary in lifestyles.

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Tutoring vs. Classroom Teaching

Tutoring vs. Classroom Teaching

Teachers ask about tutoring versus classroom teaching in Asia. Here’s some extra information that might be helpful in making the most of your time abroad.

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7 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Teaching Abroad

7 Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Teaching Abroad

Typically we all have our pre-determined ideas of what teaching abroad will be like but here are 7 surprising things you didn’t know about teaching abroad.

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Joys of Free Time

Joys of Free Time

Ah! The joys of free time! A year ago, I was a busy beaver. There was so much to do back then; documents after documents needed to be filled, apostilled, signed- a long list of tasks needed to get done.

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Making Your Schedule Work For You While Living Abroad

Making Your Schedule Work For You While Living Abroad

Making your schedule work for you while living abroad is crucial to life abroad. It’s important to manage your time to take advantage of all possibilities Although a year sounds like a long time, it flies by before you can even realize it. Being in a new country and missing out on everything it has to offer is a mistake some travelers come to regret in the future. Making a plan for what to do in your spare time can prevent future feelings of regret or feelings of missing out on potential self-improvement and adventuring. Although teaching abroad will occupy a chunk of your time: making lesson plans, preparing projects and activities, writing progress reports for students; that doesn’t go to say you will not have free time to travel and continue to improve yourself. Potential Schedules Most people who come to teach in Asia have a few options with their work schedules. One option is to work afternoons and evenings in “training schools” or “cram schools.” These schools often cater to students ranging from elementary school all the way to adults. Work hours at such schools after start around 1pm and last until about 6 or 7pm. Usually these […]

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Taipei Night Markets

Taipei Night Markets

If you’re coming to Taiwan then chances are you’ve read about its night markets, especially Taipei night markets.

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Cultural Challenges

Cultural Challenges

Cultural challenges will happen whilst you’re abroad, you will get lost, something in your apartment will break, or someone will laugh at you for pronouncing something wrong in another language.

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A Weekend in Chengdu

A Weekend in Chengdu

A weekend in Chengdu can take you in all sorts of directions and can be fitting for all kinds of travelers. It is important to plan what it is that you want to do ahead of time so I offer this guide as a little help along the way.

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