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Teaching at Kang Chiao International School in Huaqiao, Kunshan, Jiangsu, China Part 1: The Visa Process and Arrival in China

For the short answer, KCIS is not a school that values education, its teachers, or diversity. I would not recommend taking a teaching position at KCIS in Kunshan. The Visa Process Before Arriving in China The interview with Kang Chiao was fairly straight forward and you'll likely talk with a few different people including the… Continue reading Teaching at Kang Chiao International School in Huaqiao, Kunshan, Jiangsu, China Part 1: The Visa Process and Arrival in China

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Vacation in Okinawa: Hiding from the Coronavirus Panic

We planned our Chinese New Year break vacation to Okinawa way before we were aware of the whole coronavirus mess going on in Wuhan. We left Shanghai on January 18th and I think I may have had some vague awareness that there was some outbreak going on somewhere else in China. During our week-long stay… Continue reading Vacation in Okinawa: Hiding from the Coronavirus Panic

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Welcome to the World of Unsolicited Advice: Bringing a Baby to China

I knew that we would stand out like sore thumbs in China. The foreigner is always accompanied by stares and pointing and exclamations of “laowai” here. I still wasn’t prepared for what would happen when I brought my tiny, blonde-haired girl here though. I remember people touching my little brother’s blonde hair in the market… Continue reading Welcome to the World of Unsolicited Advice: Bringing a Baby to China