Settle in Arrangements

Settle in Arrangements

Moving to China can be challenging! We will always be on hand to help with any problems you may have. Opening bank accounts and finding local services in your city will be handled by our partner schools. Each school will issue a guardian for foreign teachers. However, we will also be on hand 24/7 for any advice. These include logistical arrangements such as Chinese SIM cards, opening a Chinese bank account, finalising Chinese visa documents and teacher training. Before your arrival, we will issue you with the local staff details to further familiarise yourself fully.

Accommodation is free of charge with all costs paid by your school. Bills may not be included which never usually exceeds about 200 Yuan a month, which is roughly just under £20.A few partner schools prefer our ESL teachers to stay in a hotel for the first 2 weeks to collect their bearings. Others may move you in straightaway. If you are unhappy about your accommodation, you will be able to use your housing allowance to choose another apartment. This budget can be negotiated with your employer who will want all their foreign teachers to be as comfortable as possible. Chinese apartments do vary but all contain the essentials one traveller needs. Most Chinese apartments are based in small community complexes, delivering a sense of togetherness with your neighbours.