We want to make sure you have everything you need to teach abroad, from visa guidance to details about your job, and sound advice on how to settle into your new teaching position.
Enrollment in a Teach Abroad program includes an online course designed to help you build a framework of practical, cultural, and professional skills. You also can call us with any questions – our knowledgeable staff is ready to help.
Before you leave, CIEE will guide you through the necessary steps and paperwork to obtain the correct visa. Your visa application process has many steps, but CIEE will walk you through the process, and obtain all of the contracts and paperwork from your Chinese host school for you. You’ll need to complete part of the visa application, and send requested forms and supporting documents with your passport and Chinese work documents to our visa processing agent. Your processed passport will be returned to you before you depart.
When you arrive at your school, your institution will coordinate all legal documentation associated with working in China and assist with obtaining this paperwork, which will be your work permit.
CIEE staff members will communicate with your school and then work with you to complete the visa application process. CIEE in-country staff members will update you on how to maintain your visa status while in China, and what you need to do if you exit and reenter the country.