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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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Shanghai to Okinawa to Seoul to Florida: Our Coronavirus Escape Route

We flew to Okinawa with a Pack n’ Play and a few sets of beach clothes on January 18th, right at the start of my husband’s two-week Chinese New Year vacation. I remember my husband briefly mentioning something about a virus in China, but it was far from Shanghai so I didn’t think anything of… Continue reading Shanghai to Okinawa to Seoul to Florida: Our Coronavirus Escape Route

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The Real Deal with Kunshan’s Air Quality

When my husband was offered a job at Kang Chiao International School in Kunshan, China last spring, the first concern we had about moving our family there was the air quality. China is notorious for having horrible air quality, and I had experienced the black, sooty air of Beijing firsthand on trip there a few… Continue reading The Real Deal with Kunshan’s Air Quality

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Teething, Typhoons, and Ten Thousand Steps: Moving to Kunshan Part 4

We found our wonderful MixTown apartment last week and finally got the keys last Thursday. This exciting event meant that we could stop living in a hotel room. The biggest issue we’ve had with being in a hotel was that our daughter is teething and she whines in her sleep as her huge molars are… Continue reading Teething, Typhoons, and Ten Thousand Steps: Moving to Kunshan Part 4