1. Budgeting for Expat Life in China

    China can be a great place to enjoy life because the cost of living is lower than western countries; however, before you come over you should know which expat group you will belong to get an idea of how much money you’ll need during your stay in China. Although most budgeting advice in the West is…Read More

  2. Your First Week In China

    You’ve just spent a very long time on an airplane and arrived in China. Now what? If you’ve found a job teaching with a Top Notch ESL school, our team will have arranged for someone to pick you up from the airport and bring you to where you’ll be staying. If not, put on your walking shoes and …Read More

  3. wechat

    Wechat is changing the world

    New arrivals to China may be shocked to discover that almost no one nowadays uses credit cards or cash to pay for things in China. Instead, they use a Chinese app called Wechat. Wechat is primarily a social media app but also has many other uses. You can buy train or plane tickets on Wechat, call a …Read More

  4. China: The good, the bad, and the ugly

    Some of the best advice I've ever received about teaching English in China is to expect the unexpected.  To the vast majority of people, China is a place of mystery, and if you believe the news, a pretty scary place. Some expats in China have mostly good experiences, and other expats have mostly …Read More