China Wild Friendship

While in London, a man once told me: you don’t truly realize the full impact of being abroad until years later. He wasn’t wrong, by the way, but he also wasn’t right. I studied abroad in London with less than positive American classmates, housemates,...
The Great Move Abroad

The Great Move Abroad

By WorldTeach China volunteer Anahita Kumar, 2016 Moving abroad for a year is a solid commitment, and grand changes to your life will surely follow. Not to overwhelm the reader, but it’s probably going to be a real large-scale, cross-cultural, border-hopping and...
Xi Guan: The Cultural Adjustment

Xi Guan: The Cultural Adjustment

By WorldTeach China volunteer, Wing-Yee Lau, 2015-2016 “Ni xi guan le ma?” Are you adjusted to life here yet? People would often ask me this question when I told them that I’m American. After living in Changsha for several months, I still struggled to produce a...
20 Classes and 1200 Plus Kids Later….

20 Classes and 1200 Plus Kids Later….

20 classes, it’s a whole lot of kids. Spring term found my classrooms juggled around and whole new dynamics arose. My most advanced classes, 452 and 453, have “shrunk” to 41 students each. The rooms seemed empty at first. They still have their desks...
A Year of Firsts

A Year of Firsts

By: Saskia Kroesen, WorldTeach China Volunteer My year in China has been a year full of firsts: my first year no longer a student, my first time moving to a foreign country alone, my first time living alone, my first time in Asia, my first time trying all sorts of...
Not Another Goodbye

Not Another Goodbye

Sometimes, your WorldTeach year is so great that you have to do it again. Katie Scott, WorldTeach China volunteer, decided to return for a second year as you’ll read below. Interested in our WorldTeach China program? Check out our webinar happening at 7pm, today...