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Congratulations on being accepted for a position to teach in China. This group has been set up for you to be able to prepare for your up-coming adventure.

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Welcome to EF

We all know what it is like to be new and we hope that by participating in activities and discussions in this group that you will be better prepared.

As a member of the group you will receive a newsletter touching on topics to do with EF, China and teaching. Remember that the point is for you to enjoy your preparation and be pointed to material and content that is relevant to you at this time. There is the saying that the more you put in the more you will get out of it and we believe just that!

We also suggest that you join two other groups to start your networking opportunities. There is a group for you arrival month. This is a space for you to be able to help and be helped by people arriving at the same time as you. There is also a group for each city and by joining you will be able to start networking with current teachers, see what's happening and get a feel for your new home away from home.

So check for your newsletter each week and jump into the discussions below and in various blogs on the site.

Discussion Forum


Started by Caroline Carroll. Last reply by Jon Holu 8 hours ago. 23 Replies

Hi everyone,I'm arriving in Shenzhen in August to work with Adults. I'm wondering if there's anyone  else on here arriving in August??Continue

September 2015 start in Shanghai

Started by Sidra. Last reply by Ashley Young yesterday. 22 Replies

Hi everyone! I'm arriving in Shanghai on the 1st of September. Who else is in that group? I'll be teaching in the online centre. It would be nice to meet some fellow September initiates before then!

Shanghai in July

Started by Angelica Galvan. Last reply by Heather Newton Jul 8. 3 Replies

Hello everyone!  I will be arriving in Shanghai in July. I am super excited. I will be teaching in the Kids & Teens program. I cannot wait to meet everyone, and maybe find a roommate. :) Continue

July Arrival in Beijing

Started by Christopher Upchurch. Last reply by JoElle M Gomez Jun 27. 11 Replies

Hello all!  I will be arriving in Beijing in July to teach Kids and Teens.  Does anyone else have this arrival time or program? Continue

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Comment by Jordan Paul Chaiyanat Kelly on Monday

Hello, I'm curious what Foreign Employee Insurance plan people have chosen out of China Life/Aetna International, Erika EF Expatriates and Metlife International. Would anyone recommend one over the other or would anyone advice against choosing a certain plan?

Comment by Sidra on July 5, 2015 at 7:23am
Hands up who arrives in Shanghai on the 1st of September
Comment by leah wambui on July 4, 2015 at 3:48pm

Hi my name is leah looking forward to possibly arriving in ghuangzou in August. How's everyone doing? Am Looking forward to the new experience..

Comment by Candace Ricks on June 26, 2015 at 5:42pm

Hey everyone, I'm Candace, and im scheduled to arrive in Guangzhou in October and will be working there. I am really excited to teach in and explore that side of the world. I am originally from the Washington DC, MD, and Va area. I have studied and worked in Baltimore and the same in New Orleans ( My second home). I have been doing some teaching and traveling abroad as well, so Im not new to adventure. But even so, I am still excited to connect with you all and hopefully learn a thing or two. 

I'm sending you all positive vibes :-) 


Comment by Eva Maria Valdes on June 26, 2015 at 3:41pm

Hello! I'm Eva. I'll be training in July in Shanghai and then working in Wuhan. I'm from Tampa, Florida, but I've spent the past 4 years in Alabama (not much fun) for grad school. I know very little about China, so I'd love to talk to anyone more knowledgeable than myself, as well as to anyone likewise set to teach in Wuhan. I wish everyone the best year to come and many more thereafter :)

Comment by Andrew Adams on June 22, 2015 at 3:43am
Hey everyone!
I'm Andrew and in August I'll be in Shenzhen to teach Kids and Teens. Teaching abroad is an awesome adventure. Originally I'm from Connecticut, but spent this past year in Seattle for grad school. Looking forward to this upcoming year!
Comment by Louise Mills on June 18, 2015 at 9:48pm

Hi everyone! 

I'll be leaving my home in Glasgow, Scotland to join EF in Shanghai in October. I'm really looking forward to this new adventure! Anyone else going to be arriving in October to teach kids&teens?

Comment by Jordan Doucette on June 18, 2015 at 3:18pm
Hey Crystal, I'm arriving next week too! It's going to be my second year in Shanghai; I'm returning after living in Spain and for the last year. The city is awesome, I'm sure you'll have a great time! See you at Orientation.
Comment by Crystal West on June 18, 2015 at 11:40am

Hello Everyone! I'm Crystal and I currently live in Washington, DC by way of Tennessee. I will be arriving in Shanghai next week! I'm excited, although this experience will be new for me. This will be the longest I've ever lived overseas. Is anyone else set to arrive at the end of June? I would love a few introductions. And everyone else please feel free to add me! Can't wait to meet those of you teaching in Shanghai!

Comment by JoElle M Gomez on June 17, 2015 at 7:39am
Hi! I'm back again. My land have changed and now I'll be arriving in Beijing in August! Anyone else arriving during that time?? Looking for a female roommate!!

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