Discussion List - Culture

A Travel Junkies Guide to Teaching in China

Teaching in China- A Travel Junkies Diary One of the reasons teachers work abroad is to travel and...
Date: 4th Dec 2017 Comments: 1

Anda's Top Location Picks in China

You might be looking to switch up your routine or you may have heard about the savings potential, either way, you are now one of many international teachers looking to relocate to China for their next big career move. Moving to China, however, is no small feat – it is a huge country...
Date: 11th May 2017 Comments: 2

A Glimpse of Expat Life in China

Put simply, I love China, it is a country that has so much to offer, amazing food, wonderful sights, incredible career opportunities, interesting people and most of all it gives you the chance to experience a culture and country like no other. I moved to China in 2010, planning to say for six...
Date: 10th May 2017 Comments: None

Their Way is the Highway

Few people do well in life when they try to live by the credo “My Way or the Highway.” And, arguably, doing “well” by this precept could include only parochial or narrow experience. Those who, instead, choose a life rich with experience and learning will take...
Date: 25th Nov 2016 Comments: 5

Attest-what? Simplifying the attestation process

You were interviewed and have been successfully hired to teach in an international school, CONGRATULATIONS! But, before you finish dishing out high fives and start planning your going away party, your school sends you a list of required documents. This seems easy enough: diplomas,...
Date: 19th Oct 2016 Comments: 2

Jumping on a plane 5 minutes before class starts

Summer is waving its goodbyes, children are getting ready to return to their school desks and mornings are getting chillier. This is an exciting time for many teachers who are about to start their international teaching contracts abroad. These teachers are on their way to completing induction...
Date: 1st Sep 2016 Comments: 2

My top 5 hilights of travel in China

Every so often, Edvectus likes to have a theme week; one where we can really focus on a particular country we recruit to. We spend a week talking about the culture, fascinating facts and the professional opportunities available for teachers. This week it is ‘China week’. Talking...
Date: 15th Jun 2016 Comments: None

What's beautiful to you? How living abroad might change your viewpoint

For the past 2 weeks I’ve been travelling visiting clients in Asia. I started out in Abu Dhabi with the Oil Company schools, the IB schools group in Abu Dhabi, and the Abu Dhabi Education Council government schools, and then it was on to Beijing for school visits and an international...
Date: 18th Mar 2016 Comments: None

Ramadan and the International Teacher

Ramadan and You  The Holy Month of Ramadan will start on 18th of June 2015. If you are headed for a job in the Middle East, Central Asia or Southeast Asia it is important to learn about Ramadan and how it may affect you.  What is...
Date: 5th Jun 2015 Comments: None


I write today with one eye on the BBC website, watching events unfold in Paris. It makes me, as someone who believes in tolerance and respect, really think about the impact of words and actions on others.   I find that internationally bound teachers sometimes have anxiety...
Date: 9th Jan 2015 Comments: 1

Understanding the Middle East

It was announced today that the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani is passing control of the...
Date: 8th Oct 2014 Comments: None

The Deal with China

The Premier of China was in the UK this week and signed a deal with the UK worth £14 billion. That’s more than the entire GDP of Bahrain.   ...
Date: 19th Jun 2014 Comments: None

Ni Hao

I listened to a very interesting podcast this week. It was an interview with the author of a book that explores the tension between old...
Date: 6th Jun 2014 Comments: None
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