The two essential pieces of clothing you need to bring to China

Well China is a pretty big place, as you probably already know! There is some essential weather gear you need to acquire! Here's a list of items we recommend everyone bring to China! 1.) A warm coat Anywhere North of Hangzhou, whether you are going for our Spring or Fall program, you will be in … Continue reading The two essential pieces of clothing you need to bring to China

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Navigating Chinese Pharmacies

While you might not be able to find your favorite Western brand of medicine while living in China, the Chinese still do get sick and are able to find relief from those sickness from their pharmacies.  Without being able to read Chinese you might have a hard time finding what you need, but the pharmacy … Continue reading Navigating Chinese Pharmacies

6 things you will definitely regret not bringing to China

We asked some of our previous teachers what they regretted not bringing and here are their responses. Everyone is different, but here are some things people often don't think of bringing when they move to a foreign country, more specifically, China. 1.) Gifts "The Chinese are so generous with small thoughtful gifts, I never feel … Continue reading 6 things you will definitely regret not bringing to China

7 tips for packing light

It can be hard to pack up your whole life in one 50 lb. suitcase. Here are some tips to help you get everything you need into your suitcase and on the plane. 1.) Roll your clothes Clothing can take up a lot of room if folded, but if you roll up jeans and T-shirts, … Continue reading 7 tips for packing light

6 Things to do before you leave for China

Going to China is such a great adventure! Doing the things on this list will help you have a much easier time adjusting to China, avoiding culture shock and leave more time for fun! 1.) Talk to the bank Make sure to let your bank know you will be in China for the semester. If … Continue reading 6 Things to do before you leave for China

6 toiletries you can’t buy in China

Don't forget to bring these essentials or you'll have a hard time while in China! 1.) Toothpaste, Mouthwash and Dental Floss Although toothpaste is available in China, it won't be the same. Some of the toothpaste has green leaves on it. Be aware, that's green tea flavored. Not mint. So be careful or you'll be in for … Continue reading 6 toiletries you can’t buy in China