Hello friends and family! I’m coming home! Surprise!!! (I’m not joking this time) If you haven’t been following my blog for long, here are all of the posts I wrote last time I said I was coming home. I didn’t think I needed to rewrite them all. July 2: The Leaving Process July 24: The … More December 6: Coming Home (for real this time)
In case you missed my last post, I’ve officially decided to leave China at the end of my teaching contract. I’ve received a lot of questions about what leaving means and why I had to decide so early. Due to the visa process and the replacement process, my company requires us to decide between our … More July 2: The Leaving Process
I’ve finally (and officially) made the decision of whether or not I will renew my teaching contract in China. … More June 12: The big decision.
Summer is finally here in Shanghai! … More June 4: Summer!
新年快樂! (Xīn nián kuài lè! Happy New Year!) HAPPY OFFICIAL NEW YEAR FROM SHANGHAI! Now that the Lunar New Year has passed, it is officially 2019 and the Year of the Pig in China (and also all around Asia)! Typically, for Chinese people, this time is all about going back to their hometowns, spending time … More February 7: Lunar New Year
(Before you begin reading, I have one small request: if you start reading this post, please read all the way to the end.) Living abroad is amazing and crazy and magical and everything you want it to be, but it’s also hard. I know that all of my blog posts have been so positive, but … More January 9: The Realities of Living Abroad
This week I want to talk a little bit about my job as a teacher! Before leaving, I got asked a lot of questions about what types of things I would teach, how I would know what to teach, if I would be able to communicate with my students, etc. I figured it was finally … More November 14: Teaching in China
I’ve been in China for quite a while, and my work schedule is finally regular. I have my own classes and I’m almost (in like 3 more days) finished with my probation period. So, I thought I would share with you all what my typical day looks like! Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays: I wake up … More October 16: A typical day
Hey friends! It’s Saturday in Shanghai and I officially left the USA on Tuesday morning. Here’s what I’ve been up to: Tuesday: Flying all the way across the world. That’s it. It was kind of like a skipped day. Wednesday: I arrived in Shanghai around 5:30pm and proceeded through immigration. I got through with my … More August 25: The First Few Days
The first step in moving to China (after getting a job) is applying for a Chinese work visa. It’s a lot of work, but it’s going to be worth it! … More Step 1: Apply for a visa