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How to Choose a Language to Learn

How to Choose a Language to Learn

There are many languages to learn and reasons to learn them. Many of you reading this article will already be motivated to learn Chinese. Academics In Asia wants to make learning language more attainable. Learn more about our Teach and Study Scholarship. But, first, you need to make sure you are ready for the commitment. […]

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AIA new teacher orientation available for Partner Schools at Sias University.

AIA new teacher orientation available for Partner Schools at Sias University.

AIA New Teacher Orientation at Sias University AIA is the official foreign faculty recruiting branch of Sias University (SIAS). SIAS is unique in that it has 4 on-site staff to help with new teacher orientation and year-round staff development. SIAS has 55 Oral English teachers and 70 more academic faculty teaching subjects in English. As a […]

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What to bring to China your first year.

What to bring to China your first year.

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 […]

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How Much Could I Save?

How Much Could I Save?

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 […]

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Recommendation and Teacher Blog from Elizabeth

Recommendation and Teacher Blog from Elizabeth

Those of you that have been following my blog know that I love my job. An intercultural environment is truly at the heart of the vision of Sias. Consequently this university truly caters to the needs and the development of the foreign faculty. Western style food and accommodations, a large community of English speakers, cross […]

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Do you owe taxes to America or China?

Do you owe taxes to America or China?

Here are tips on filing taxes as an expat. Check with the IRS as to whether you qualify for the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. The US Embassy in Beijing offers some tax help. What if I can’t file in time? Overseas taxpayers are automatically eligible for a two-month extension if they are unable to file […]

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What are the schooling options for children?

What are the schooling options for children?

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 […]

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