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The Unique Chinese Student I‘m very lucky to live in a pretty nice apartment block located on a housing community just across the road from my school in Beijing. It’s a fascinating place. What strikes many newcomers when they cross my community, is not the wonderful manicured gardens with their magnificent magnolia trees or the groups of Chinese women practicing their plaza dancing en masse or  even the sight of the odd...
10 Tips for a Great Skype Interview Great news, your application has been shortlisted, the Principal has been in touch and the school would like to schedule a Skype interview with you next week! It’s amazing news: you’re excited and perhaps a bit nervous, but there is a large part of you that has already visualised yourself in your new overseas role. The opportunity is so close that you can almost taste it, but wait a...
On day one of arriving in China I came face to face with one of the biggest prawns I’ve ever seen. Deep in the heart of a bustling Beijing fishmongers market, there it was, nestled in ice and only two foot away from the live toads who were quite content to mull over their future in their less than spacious fish tank. Lifeless as it was, this ‘large prawn experience’ reminded me of the reason why I’d had chosen to...