China-fy your social media and get inspired to travel! here's a few resources for learning HSK, seeing beautiful scenery, and more!
These are great alternatives to Western websites and other resources when your VPN isn’t working. Or, maybe you're one of the brave souls who wants to navigate China like the locals! Either way, sometimes when in Rome, it's nice to do like the Romans. In addition, there's Chinese alternatives to Uber, Amazon, and social media.
I lived in a Tier 3 city from 2015-2016, teaching at a public high school through AYC. The cost of living in a city like mine is incredibly low. Living within your means is more than possible.
A look into the train system in China
Read about the Emerging Leaders Delegation, and their visit to Shanghai here!
A comparison between teaching in a public school compared to a training center
Jerrika shares her experiences after participating in the AYC Program from 2013 to 2014.
In honor of their 20th Anniversary GoAbroad.com is offering $500 scholarships toward meaningful travel for 20 travelers! In other words, the folks over at GoAbroad want to help fund your endeavors abroad.
For current applicants for AYC 2017-18: these scholarship could go toward your year in China! All you have to do is show proof of your enrollment in AYC and fill out a brief application! As someone who has spent a lot of time abroad, I can tell you that every penny helps. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity :)
For AYC alumni: these scholarships are being offered for all GoAbroad programs; so, if you are planning to stay abroad and teach, looking for work abroad etc. this is a great chance to get some extra money to help you on your way!
The deadline for applying is July 28th.
More details and the application itself can be found here: https://www.goabroad.com/20-years-of-goabroad-scholarships
Go forth and set the world on fire!
100 English books were sent to Samantha Hubner's school placement in Quzhou No.1 High School, as part of a book drive she spearheaded for her students.
Here's a few apps that can get you started living in China
In early June, Educational Ambassadors, host schools, and local Education Bureau representatives gathered together in Cangnan (苍南).
A look into the benefits of the AYC program
Bank transfers, demand drafts, or third-party assistance... there's a few different ways to do it. Here's how to get money from your Chinese bank account to your Western one.
I stumbled across Expat Sandwich, a show about Americans’ experience abroad, the good the bad and the ugly. I was swept away, listening to a young woman who owns a farm in Ecuador, a lawyer in Russia, and a blogger in Germany.
Naturally, as a young professional in China, I wanted to take part.
"the private market for English lessons in China has now reached an estimated 3.1 billion dollars"
"My name is Sarah Minkoff and I was part of the 2014-2015 AYC cohort....Ameson Year in China opened up a whole new world for me. I gained confidence in my self and achieved things I never would have dreamed I could."
While I may not be able to spare you all aches, here’s 9 things I wish professors, young professionals, and friends told me about the real job market and life after college.
Learning Chinese, a non-romance language, can seem like a daunting task. But in many respects, Chinese is actually easier to learn than English!
Here's the skinny on Chinese, and why you should learn one of the oldest and prettiest languages: