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Sierra
  • Female
  • Clarksdale, MS
  • United States
  • Guangzhou
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Jacory Curb and Sierra are now friends
Jul 8
Sierra commented on Sierra's status
"Add me on WeChat sierraCaprice "
Jun 27
Sierra commented on Sierra's status
"It’s going great so far it’s very hot over here. I’m from Mississippi so i know the heat but this is a different kind of heat. Your first two weeks will be with the regional trainers at the one link building across from the Timmy…"
Jun 27
Sierra commented on Sierra's status
"I didn’t find out what center i was going to be at until three days before i left. "
Jun 27
Sierra posted a status
"Just finished my first week of training in Guangzhou ready for week two ."
Jun 27
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Jun 21
Victoria Adams left a comment for Sierra
"Hi Sierra! I see that your departure date it today! How exiting! I'll be arriving to Guangzhou on August 22nd. I've just been reaching out to other teachers trying to make some connections. I can't wait to get there and get started…"
Jun 20
Sierra left a comment for Erin McLaughlin
"hi Erin are you still in Shenzhen"
Jun 13
Sierra posted a status
"Anyone else has a start date of the 20th flying out on the 19th."
Jun 11
Sierra posted a status
"Anyone knows how many checked bags we can take. I know some airlines will give two free checked bags ."
May 26
Sierra and Bobbi Mongkhon are now friends
May 23
Sierra left a comment for Julie E Sykes
"Yes, I will be teaching at the kids and teens center. "
May 15
Julie E Sykes commented on Sierra's status
"Nice to meet you too Sierra! Will you be teaching Kids & Teens or Adults?"
May 15
Keith Downing left a comment for Sierra
"Hi Sierra, I think everyone has this question and it's hard to answer as we all have different spending habits. There were lots of people who I on-boarded with that didn't bring a lot of currency so don't worry too much. I brought…"
May 14
Sierra left a comment for Keith Downing
"Hi, Keith my question is how much money should i bring. I’ll be in Guangzhou so apartments are very reasonable. I don’t want to clear out my savings. Also, will my American credit and debit cards work there. I don’t want to carry a…"
May 12
Sierra posted a status
"Hello, I’ll be moving to Guangzhou on the 20th of June. Anyone else going to Guangzhou in June or July"
May 12

Profile Information

When will you join EF?
June 2018
What city will you be/are you in?
Guangzhou
Which EF division are you with?
EF Kids & Teens
What nationality are you?
American
What excites you most about China?
Culture
What kind of teaching qualification do you have?
TEFL
Who's your recruiter?
Juliet Wells

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Housing in Guangzhou

Posted on August 7, 2017 at 12:30am 0 Comments

  • Hello, if my paperwork stays on track ill be arriving in Guangzhou in November.  I was wondering has anyone found an apartment website fornthe area. I"m not. interested in sigining any agreements yet, I just want to look. If anyone has any information about some good areas to stay in could you l et me kno w. 

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At 2:32am on June 20, 2018, Victoria Adams said…

Hi Sierra! I see that your departure date it today! How exiting! I'll be arriving to Guangzhou on August 22nd. I've just been reaching out to other teachers trying to make some connections. I can't wait to get there and get started :)

I hope your transition goes smoothly and that we'll cross paths when I arrive.

Best of luck to you!!

At 7:17pm on May 14, 2018, Keith Downing said…

Hi Sierra,

I think everyone has this question and it's hard to answer as we all have different spending habits. There were lots of people who I on-boarded with that didn't bring a lot of currency so don't worry too much. I brought about 6000 rmb (1000 usd) and ended up living on that for the first month. You will have the option to get an advance which will help with paying the deposit and up to 3 months rent that is sometimes required up front. It sounds like a lot, but don't be afraid to ask to pay less as negotiations are expected during this process.

As for credit cards and debit cards, they work just fine here at higher end locations, but the majority of your spending will happen from your Ali pay account you will set up. Also credit cards and debit cards often charge fees for conversion and ATM use so check with your bank. I know my bank had zero fees for using the credit card abroad, but my debit card charged a higher fee for using it abroad. 

Hope this helps!

Keith Downing

At 10:45pm on October 29, 2017, Valentina Wallace said…
I graduated Alcorn back in 2011.. I’m leaving Jackson on January 2nd. If you have Facebook add me on there my name is Valentina Wallace on Facebook (hahaha)! :)
At 8:55pm on October 29, 2017, Valentina Wallace said…
Yay ! Nice to meet another Mississippi gal! I’m from Jackson not the Delta area, but I have tons of friends from that area I met at Alcorn!! Did you go to JSU??
At 12:15am on August 27, 2017, Benjamin Homer said…
Hey, they put all the trainees in to a decent hotel. For my group it was a Holiday Inn express for 2 weeks. You get your own room but you will often want to meet with your fellow trainees to explore the place :) That's great that you have an unlocked mobile device! They will take you to China Mobile to get a new SIM where you can start using your iphone in China straight away. I will start training later this week (they leave you alone for apartment hunting on your first and second weekend).
At 6:11pm on August 25, 2017, Benjamin Homer said…
Hi Sierra!
My first day in Shenzhen with EF was very smooth and well organised. Got driven to the hotel on arrival and they pay for 14 nights at the hotel. In the following morning i went with my training group to the EF center to get a bank account and mobile contract sorted (they put you on a cheap 58rmb a month). Then you just sign your contract and they take you on a food tour! I loved it and they ease you in to the experience :)
At 2:00pm on August 16, 2017, Miriham Walle said…
Hi! Yes, I will be in Foshan! Everything is going pretty well. Just waiting on my work visa! How about you?
At 8:52pm on August 11, 2017, Mabel Allen said…

I finished the 1st module of tefl but haven't even started on my visa yet. I'm going to try and head to the police station to do my background check today. 

At 8:19pm on August 11, 2017, Mabel Allen said…

I'm good just starting the tefl and visa process. A little overwhelming but I'll handle it lol.

At 5:05am on August 11, 2017, Brandon Kemp said…
I had access to Netflix with a VPN before, but I wouldn't worry too much. It's fairly easy to find free streaming sites for shows and movies in China. I've forgotten the names of some, but having an external hard drive with movies also helps!
 
 
 

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