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We’re here to help you on the exciting journey of teaching in China. This website introduces Sias University (referred to as Sias below) and its partner schools.

Sias is the first American-owned university in Central China, and employs over 120 foreign teachers, providing the unique opportunity to become a part of an incredible community.

Sias accepts applications throughout the year, but its main hiring season is from January to May, for placement in the Fall semester. Qualified applicants who are unable to be placed at Sias are referred to its partner schools.

Tips, Travel, Teaching & Stories from the Team

  • Culture Shock? Me?
    by Sheila Knoll on May 22, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    When I first came to China I didn’t think much about culture shock. Truthfully, I didn’t know much about it. I had traveled outside of the United States more than most Americans and never experienced it (as far as I knew). I think, like most people, I’d mostly heard about the negative aspects of cultur […]

  • Teaching in a Communal Culture
    by Kayla Dean on May 8, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    I remember the first morning teaching at Sias. I woke up early with those first-day-on-the-job jitters. I was so nervous and didn’t know what to expect. I kept telling myself to calm down. At this time, I had four years of teaching experience under my belt, and over ten years of experience in higher education; […]

  • Resources for New Teachers
    by Rebekah Pusateri on April 30, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    No matter how long you’ve been teaching, starting a new job can be nerve-wracking. I was very nervous for teaching. I didn’t know how much support I’d receive as a first-time teacher, if I’d fit in with the other teachers, if I’d get enough training to feel good enough to teach my students, or if […]

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