1) The Company: York provides a professional atmosphere with continued support to foster teacher growth. I have learned so much about teaching and have challenged myself to try new things and learn from the feedback that senior teachers and administration have given me. Furthermore, the support I receive extends outside of the classroom and into daily living, such as apartment issues and how to get places.
2) The City: Fuzhou, although not widely known, is a bustling city with lots to see, such as the mountain temples and beautiful parks to wander in; and lots to do, such as visiting the plethora of interesting western- and eastern- style restaurants and bars. I also feel very safe here, which is huge for a small country girl like me.
3) Promises Met: Everything that York said they would provide, they did! My apartment is very comfortable, I am surrounded by a team of supportive teachers and administration, flight reimbursements were timely and just as outlined, and the list goes on! (Really, it does!)
Some of the highlights from my time here in Fuzhou so far have been the development of my skills as a professional, traveling, and having a wide range of unique and new experiences. In one year, with the amount of paid holidays we receive, I was able to travel within China (Beijing, Yellow Mountain, Shanghai, Lu Shan, Xiamen, etc.) and also to Thailand, Vietnam, and Nepal. I know my adventure does not stop here.