Hello, we’re Janelle and Calvin, teachers at York’s Ping Dong branch. We’re from the great state of Texas, and we’ve been here for over nine months, now!
We chose to become teachers in China for the opportunity to see another part of the world. After doing our research, we decided on York. Though we went back and forth between wanting to live in the more cosmopolitan Shanghai and the more naturally scenic Fuzhou, once we started asking questions about the schools we were considering accepting positions with, it wasn’t long before we decided on York English. We were especially attracted to the training and support they provide for their teachers. Now that we’re here, we know we made the right decision. Moving abroad is so easy when your apartment is taken care of and ready to be moved into upon arrival, a friendly community of teachers welcomes you with meals and accompanies you on shopping trips, and almost all the administration work is done for you, leaving you to find your feet not only in terms of teaching at York but in Fuzhou as a whole.