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February 2012 Blog Posts (8)

African American Hair Dresser/Barber in SHANGHAI

Hello all!


I have quite a lot of inquiries and requests for salons or people who know how to style and cut African American hair....well HURRAY! I finally got my good friend Phil's hairdresser, and friend, to give me his number





I am not sure of his prices, but he does mostly men’s hair and has other friends that do women’s hair! Text or call him and mention that Jaimee from EF gave you his number…


Added by Jaimee Watson on February 29, 2012 at 9:49am — 5 Comments

Visa Process

I think that i have finished all of the paperwork that I need for the work permit application. Although i could have forgoten one of the many papers.


I have been trying to make a list of things that i need to bring with me but feel like I am missing something. So far my list includes:

Medications, Vitamins, Pads/Tampons, Deoderant, Bras, Underware, Socks, New Shoes, Work Pants



Added by Amanda Gillock on February 27, 2012 at 8:29am — No Comments

Show Me the Money!

Some people are lucky.  When they move to China, they don't have any financial ties back home, and never need to transfer any money back to their home country.

People like me, on the other hand, are not so lucky.  I have student loans, credit card bills, and a phone bill to pay, all of which must come out of my American bank account.  Since EF is sending my money into my Chinese account, I had to figure out a way to transfer my money from my account here to my American…


Added by Rose Connally on February 23, 2012 at 9:33pm — 2 Comments

English is a Crazy Language!

Thought this was fun and interesting:

Can anyone think of any other strange things?

Added by Rose Connally on February 23, 2012 at 9:17pm — No Comments

Things I Wish I'd Known... Part 3

When I came to China, I could only bring one big suitcase and one medium-sized suitcase with me full of everything I was going to bring with me.  This meant a lot of trimming down of my personal belongings, or packing up and storing away things I was okay with living without for the time being.  Once I was in China, it wasn't long before I became bored with my wardrobe and wanted to buy some clothes here in China.

There are clothing and shoe stores *everywhere* in Shanghai. …


Added by Rose Connally on February 15, 2012 at 1:14pm — 8 Comments

EF on Huff Post: Interview Advice

Ming Chen, EF's Executive VP, has some advice on how to interview in the 21st century. As EF conducts 90 percent of first-round interviews on Skype, Ming will steer you in the right direction for online interviews.  Check out her blog post on the …


Added by Teacher Recruitment & Training on February 14, 2012 at 5:58pm — 1 Comment

A Shanghai Visitor's Guide

Found this visitor's guide that someone wrote... it's a little biased and I don't agree with everything he says, but it has a lot of information and is pretty good.  Some of the info is outdated, though, like taxi fares (14 RMB during the day, 18 at night). But it included some things I hadn't heard about, that I'm now interested in checking out. Take a look and see what you think:…


Added by Rose Connally on February 11, 2012 at 1:12am — No Comments

Things I Wish I'd Known... Part 2

It has been some time since I wrote my last blog entry, because of Chinese New Year busy-ness.  But I have been thinking back to my arrival here and what things made my arrival the most challenging... and the next thing I would like to talk about is the language!

Before coming here, I was aware that I was moving to a country that mainly spoke Chinese, not English, but I was under the impression that most people would at least speak some English, since everyone has to learn it…


Added by Rose Connally on February 10, 2012 at 12:22pm — 3 Comments

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