After deciding to move to China rather spontaneously, I have finally made the move to China. I had been working at the Hedge Fund in London until March 2017. At that point, I was planning on completing my Advanced Diploma in Special Event Planning & Design then starting my own business.
Here we interview our old teacher Elsie, on her time teaching in China with us, and what she has taken from the experience with York English! Elsie is from the USA and currently lives and works in Japan.
They say you spend your life waiting for a bus, and then suddenly three turn up. Today I discovered the part they leave out of this saying – it doesn’t matter how many turn up after waiting; not one of them will get you home.
Since arriving and teaching in China, the teaching life has played such a huge role in my day to day time here, I thought 12 months down the line it was about time to finally fill you all in on the day to day life of Louise the teacher!
Navigating the food situation here in China with hardly any Mandarin has been one of the most interesting experiences so far! Chinese food has a huge variety and I have barely scratched the surface, but I’m enjoying trying!
If you’re considering moving to China, you might wonder how your first couple of weeks will go and what it’s like settling into a foreign country and culture and a new job all at the same time. I just finished my first two weeks here in Fuzhou, so read on to get a glimpse of what it was like for me.