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  • kzel81
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    24 October, 2006 at 4:46
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    Hi all,

    I’m heading over to southern China next year, and was hoping that anyone with some experience over there could give me some pointers. Tips, information, advice and warnings all welcome!

    Also, I’ve heard that it can be difficult to transfer money back to your native country – can anyone confirm this?

    Thanks for your help!

    Cheers,
    Kris :P

    Keith
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    23 February, 2007 at 13:55
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    Reply To: Tips for living in China

    Hi Kris

    Try this page for some good advice about teaching in China: http://www.eslbase.com/countries/teach-english-in-china

    Good luck, Keith

    hofeizai
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    9 March, 2007 at 22:00
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    Reply To: Tips for living in China

    Hi all,

    Also, I’ve heard that it can be difficult to transfer money back to your native country – can anyone confirm this?

    I lived in Guangdong for about 2 1/2 years, and never had a problem, but I sent money from Hong Kong.

    Most of the normal advice applies. try to learn some of the lingo, buy a map that has English and Chinese, try to contact people who live in that city and get their advice. Unless you really like the classics, bring reading material. make sure your work apapers are in order. I loved it. Good luck

    Mr. G
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    3 July, 2008 at 4:26
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    Reply To: Tips for living in China

    If the students really like you, they will take you out to eat all the time. Job Hazard warning: weight gain likely.

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