More than fifty Chinese universities accept foreign students and function similar to Western institutions. Authors Barbara and Stuart Strother go over the basics of studying in China, including the most popular universities to attend and the cost of tuition.
Chun Jie celebrates the beginning of the new Chinese year. Like most Chinese holidays, its exact date varies slightly from year to year, depending on the Chinese calendar. Author Shannon Aitken discusses the holiday’s traditions and why this may (or may not) be a great time to visit Beijing.
Shannon Aitken has all the insight on what it’s like to live in Beijing—she’s made the move there herself. In Moon Living Abroad in Beijing, she offers firsthand advice on navigating the language and culture of this exciting metropolis and outlines all the information needed to settle down abroad in an organized and straightforward manner. […]
Hong Kong has long been a stronghold of Chinese culture and its traditional festivals are celebrated with energy, color, and lots of noise. Resident and author Rory Boland gives an overview of Hong Kong’s festivals, from Chinese New Year to the Hungry Ghost Festival.
Did you know that splitting the cost of a meal in China is considered rude? Or that if you find it tough to use chopsticks, holding the bowl close to your mouth is perfectly acceptable? Read on for details about what to expect when eating like a local in China.
According to author Rory Boland, skip the bus and set your sights on the water. Here is some helpful information about traveling by ferry, one of the more enjoyable (and often most efficient) ways to explore the region.
Between the bargains and the bargaining, one of the most fun aspects of living in China is the shopping, especially in the local markets. Authors Barbara and Stuart Strother offer tips on how to get the best prices in markets and small shops.
Most taxis in China have meters and do not try to rip you off, but these are some things to be aware of when arranging transportation with pedicabs or individual car owners who offer rides to make a few bucks in their spare time.
English-teaching jobs typically require that you are a native English speaker and have a college degree—any subject will do. Here’s some advice on where to find jobs teaching English as well as what to expect from schools and job contracts.