Dating in China

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Dating in China

Dating across cultural boundaries does bring additional challenges, but the rewards, as in any successful relationship, are obviously worth it.

Special thanks to contributions from Josh Wilkes and Adam Mulvey. Happy 11.11!

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What's an EA?

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What's an EA?

Many come to China as an English teacher, but few come to China as an Educational Ambassador (EA). So, what is an EA?

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Autumn ESL Ideas that Incorporate Kinesthetic and Tactile Learning

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Autumn ESL Ideas that Incorporate Kinesthetic and Tactile Learning

Ahh, Fall! We might not have Pumpkin Spice Lattes here in the PRC, but that's hardly an excuse not to celebrate Fall. It's the perfect time of year to take class outside; teach about fall traditions and the way westerners essentially celebrate the season. Here's our collection of classroom activities to mark this time of year!

Cover photo c/o www.meaningfulmama.com

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Short Videos to Vivify your ESL Lesson Plans

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Short Videos to Vivify your ESL Lesson Plans

Videos can be incredibly useful in the ESL Classroom, especially if your students have short attention spans and you're looking to cater to different learning styles. If you're looking to add something new to your lesson plans or free and fun resources, look no further: Here's several great videos to incorporate into your foreign language class.

Cover Photo c/o Sora Sagano on Unsplash.

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I'm Homesick in China. Now What?

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I'm Homesick in China. Now What?

China is about as different from the West as it gets. Living abroad is exciting and eye-opening, but sometimes we long for the familiar. What do you do when homesickness strikes? 

Cover Photo c/o Andrew Branch on Unsplash.

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Orientation Photo Album!

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Orientation Photo Album!

Here's the highlights reel from both week-long Orientations: August 14-21, and September 3-9, 2017. Cover photo was taken from our office, overlooking People's Park! Cover photo c/o Panda Ren

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Chinese Alternatives to Western Websites

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Chinese Alternatives to Western Websites

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. 

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20 Scholarships for 20 Years with Goabroad

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20 Scholarships for 20 Years with Goabroad

Hey AYCers!

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!

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