At Totally China, we’re advocates of ensuring you get the absolute most out of your time in China. So you can ALWAYS contact us directly on WeChat/WhatsApp with any questions about where to go and what to do. We’ve been through the daunting process of moving to teach in China. We definitely understand the challenges, so now it’s our time to help you.
Moving abroad can be very daunting, especially to a country the other side of the world where the language barrier is far from familiar but teaching in China is an experience you will never forget.
If you’ve got this far and have decided to commit to teaching in China. Then you’re going to want to make the most of it. This post will tell you where to look to get involved!
Once you’ve downloaded Top 10 apps, you’ll want to become familiar with these useful sites:
Top 4 Apps
Smart Shanghai is Shanghai’s most popular English web magazine and basically the bible for any expat living in Shanghai. It has everything from jobs to dining to access codes for clubbing on The Bund. The winning part of Smart Shanghai is that it’s written in English, for English speakers – hallelujah! All points of interest have their address in English & pinyin – ideal for copying and pasting into Maps/Uber/Didi.
Meet Up is your go to for social, business and networking events in your local area. It’s a big hit in the UK and has been successfully executed in China too. The aray of like-minded individuals in China is mind-blowing and the international network you can build will benefit you today, tomorrow & in many years to come, trust us!
Sherpa’s is the only food-delivery service you’ll need, delivering to Beijing, Shanghai & Suzhou. To most expats, ‘Sherpa’s’ might as well replace the word ‘delivery’. Sherpa’s delivers 1000s of top restaurants straight to your door and here’s the bonus…you can now pay on WeChat too.
Start-Up Grind is home to networking events galore, at every level. The beauty of being an expat in China is that the line between juniors and seniors is blurred – meaning the potential to powerfully network is extremely significant. Described as a global community for entrepreneurs, Start-Up Grind ensure you’re around people who really inspire one another! Cliché…but true.