A message to everyone thinking on teaching abroad in China!
The first initial thought when I left for China was I have to start over. I knew I would go into this without knowing anyone and living in a new country/city I don't know anything about. This was one of the best and worst feelings. I was nervous, scared, and excited all at the same time. I can say the excitement over powered the nerves and fright. CIEE really supported me through this process too. You may have some thoughts about moving and trying something new.. I am here to tell you that teaching abroad has been so rewarding since I got here. I have learned a lot about myself and a complete new way of life. Everyone has been incredibly helpful and gracious. They are always willing to help. When I say they, I mean the staff and students especially. I honestly can say I have no regrets since I have been here. Teaching abroad in China was the smartest decision I have made in my life. Now it is your turn to start something new!