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Things I did, and did not miss while traveling abroad

Things I did, and did not miss while traveling abroad

Moving to Asia for the first time was an amazing experience but the irony in making such a move was having spent so much time thinking about the reasons I was happy to be traveling abroad, I then realized everything I actually missed from back home.

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Teaching Nomad Guide to Basic Salary Negotiation

Teaching Nomad Guide to Basic Salary Negotiation

As a teacher who spends most of your time interacting with students, planning lessons, meeting with parents, etc., it can be easy to forget that, with the exception of public schools and not-for-profit organizations, schools are businesses. And like any business, they’d like to keep costs down where they can and this includes teachers’ salaries.

Of course, they have to weigh this against the market rate of a teacher with certain qualifications and experience. This means that there is some grey area around salaries and some room for negotiation. The thought of this can be a little scary for a lot of people, particularly if for people that have never negotiated before.

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Teaching at International Schools in China: The Good and the Not-So-Good

Teaching at International Schools in China: The Good and the Not-So-Good

Guest blog by International School Community | Recently edited and updated by Teaching Nomad

There are 8,000+ international schools dispersed throughout the world, and 550+ are in China alone. In countries that have a lot of international schools, like China, you’ll find a number of schools that utilize American, British, or international curriculum (e.g. DP, IPC, etc.).

In this article, we would like to highlight some pros and cons of working at an international school in China. Using the International School Community website’s database, we found 103 international schools in China that have had comments submitted on them by members.

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Living Abroad

The Most Famous Foreigners in China

The Most Famous Foreigners in China

In many parts of China simply being a foreigner used to earn you some semblance of fame, but as more and more expats are choosing to call China home and high schools around the world are starting to offer Chinese classes, being white and able to speak some Chinese no longaer earns you the celebrity status. Here’s a list of 5 famous “lao wais” and a short description of what they’ve done to accomplish that status.

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11 Quick Facts About China

11 Quick Facts About China

China is one of the biggest countries in the world, and with a population of 1.4 billion people, you’re bound to have some quirks. Here are 11 of the most surprising facts.

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Top 7 richest people in China

Top 7 richest people in China

Before reading this you will probably think “I already know Jack Ma is the richest man in China” and that is very true. With his successful company Alibaba Group that went public in September 2014 and making it the largest IPO in history, Jack Ma became not only the richest man in Mainland China but also the 18th richest man in the world. According to Forbes China has second-most billionaires in the world after the US. With that being said, you can say that China has quite a few rich people and certainly not only Jack Ma. Let’s take a look at these wealthy and successful businessmen.

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