There are currently twelve families with children and seventeen married couples at Sias. Currently there are about 12 children under 10 and 8 between 10 and 19. Do you have Children ages 3-5? You can send them to Sias International Kindergarten. You can send them all day (literally). It opens at 8 and serve the children breakfast. All the Classes are in Chinese taught by Chinese teachers except for the 30 minutes that I teach English in each class. They have 4 classes the 3 year old's are divided into 2 classes 3-3 1/2 and those that are 3 1/2 [...]
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Just about all your expenses are covered when you work at Sias University. Airfare, Visa, Housing, Electricity, Internet, Cable TV, Culture Trips, weekly trips to Zhengzhou, and 6 weeks of paid holiday. $100 spends more like $500 in Henan Province. But, not everyone budgets their money and many like to travel to Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong or go to other countries like Thailand or the Philippines during our 6-week winter holiday. Don't plan on saving any money if you want to to travel to these places often during the school year. To help you plan, open this Excel document: Salary estimator updated [...]
Aaron's Personal Story When Rachael and I first came to China in 2008 we just married and we were combining all of our life possessions while preparing to come to China. The task was intense and chaotic. I decided to convince Rachael to leave behind everything that had a "Made In China" label with the logic we can just buy that in China when we get there. Rachael was never convinced I knew what I was talking about, but we needed some filter as to what to leave behind. In hindsight, that is a good rule of thumb -- "only [...]
Seven Academics In Asia (AIA) teachers will be Live Blogging as they travel around Asia during this long 7-week Winter Break. The Chinese academic school calendar is based on the Gregorian Calendar for the start of the Fall Semester and based on the Lunar Calendar for the start of the Spring Semester.
There are many ways SIAS University is unique and may be the softest landing for foreign faculty in Central China. These 25 reasons are so unique, you can’t find them at any other campus in all of China. 1. A community of 140 expat teachers and their 40 dependents. The most foreign faculty of any university in China. 2.
There’s an old cliché that “You never get a second chance to make a first impression” and when you apply for jobs teaching English abroad – or just about any job for that matter – your resume, or “CV”, can make or break your chances of getting an interview and ultimately the job you want.
The US student loan debt has surpassed the 1 Trillion USD Mark, but it doesn’t mean you are in loan-slavery. The the majority of college graduates today finance their education through borrowing. You may think, “Will I ever get a chance to pursue my dream of teaching abroad in countries where the wages may not pay off my loans quickly?”