AYC Teaching: Make the most of your year in China

What you can accomplish in a year in China depends on how you spend your time there. Each week, twenty hours are dedicated to teaching, ten hours are spent in the office or in support of student activities, and the remaining time is allotted for collaborative or self-directed pursuits, such as language learning, exploration, and community engagement. This schedule leaves a significant amount of your time open to be used as you see fit. While you could load up on knock-off DVDs and re-watch The Sopranos for the third time, that would defeat the purpose of coming to China. We hope you will choose to use this time in a way that contributes to your personal or professional development  However, in China, everything revolves around social context. As a newcomer to China, the strong support network the AYC provides will be invaluable in fulfilling your ambitions.


“All we have is now…”

There are nearly endless possibilities for how you could spend a year in China. Above all, be active, be outgoing, because so much is possible if you just step out of your comfort zone. In the end, though, your year is your year, and it’s up to you what you do with it. However, it is the AYC’s hope that this year can help kick start your life with an unforgettable year of learning and teaching. We also believe that everyone should spend at least one year abroad in their lives. If you’re curious to see what a year in China has to offer you, click here to get the logistical low-down from our FAQ, or if you’re ready to take the plunge, click here to apply online.