What You Don’t Know About Jade

One of the most valuable things you can find in China is Jade. For thousands of years in China it has been used as parts of jewelry, art, and architecture. In most of China it is recognized as more valuable than diamonds or gold. But where does Jade come from? What makes it so valuable? … Continue reading What You Don’t Know About Jade

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Four Facts You Don’t Need to Know About China

Four Random Facts About China: 1. Potty Training and Slitty Pants: The Chinese have potty training down to a fine art. They start training the kids to do their business to the sound of a whistle at just a few months old. By their first birthday they're practically potty trained. Relatedly, most children's pant seams aren't sewn … Continue reading Four Facts You Don’t Need to Know About China

10 accurate representations of teaching English

There's a real learning curve to teaching, especially in China. Here are some accurate representations of teaching English in China. 1.) Your mind the first time you teach 2.) When you teach them "ball" and you get this look 3.) When there's no heating and you're teaching in the winter 4.) When you play a game … Continue reading 10 accurate representations of teaching English

10 Mulan quotes to inspire you

Who doesn't love Mualn? There's some great quotes in the movie (and the ballad), here are some of our favorites! 1.) 2.) "A single grain of rice can tip the scale. One man may be the difference between victory and defeat" -The Emperor 3.) "Maybe what I really wanted was to prove that I could … Continue reading 10 Mulan quotes to inspire you

7 cute kids to convince you to teach English in China

Are you unconvinced teaching English in China is the right fit for you? Well here are some cute kids to persuade you otherwise. Try saying "no" to these faces! https://www.instagram.com/p/BAwHSzJy3QL/?taken-by=kscruggles https://www.instagram.com/p/_XKrIqNiRl/?taken-by=wabstah https://www.instagram.com/p/9ey_JzoVaX/?taken-by=olsenaaronw https://www.instagram.com/p/8lVSHbyOnd/?taken-by=bryanalfaro09 https://www.instagram.com/p/-U0XXFprUA/?taken-by=harleychapman93 https://www.instagram.com/p/_mkUKklGR9/?taken-by=laurenlyd https://www.instagram.com/p/lbTaokRIMZ/?taken-by=bennyclarence Fill out a preliminary application here, today!

7 Chinese kids who know they’re fabulous

Kids do the funniest things, well Chinese kids are no exception. Kids in China are very friendly and easily become comfortable with their teachers, as they spend much of their day with them. Whether it's what they wear, how they pose or how they act; here are some kids who are completely comfortable in their own skin … Continue reading 7 Chinese kids who know they’re fabulous

Kung Fu Panda 3 is officially happening

The cuddly panda you know and love is back in the third installment in the franchise. Jack Black, once again, is the voice actor for Po, a panda who learns Kung fu; along with 5 other animals. The movie is set to be released January 29, 2016. It was going to be released around Christmas time, … Continue reading Kung Fu Panda 3 is officially happening

2 month countdown to China!

Only two months left until our Fall 2015 group leaves for China. We know you're all very excited and can't wait to find out where you'll be placed. Those assignments will come no later than the end of June! Here are a couple videos to get you excited about traveling to Beijing! This video was … Continue reading 2 month countdown to China!