1.What is my destination or point of arrival in china?
Most teachers this year are arriving in Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou and catching a connecting same day flight into the capital city of their particular province. At your destination you will be greeted by your contracted schools representatives at the airport. We advise that you employ the services that ING West Travel offer as they are quite familiar with China and will assist you with all the processes that are required to be followed, in relation to your visa etc. whilst at the same time provide you with the cheapest airfare available.
2.When am I expected to arrive?
This will depend on a school by school basis, however in the vast majority of cases your expected arrival date will be stated very clearly on the employment package that is provided and complete by your contracted school.
3.How much cash should I bring with me on arrival?
We usually advise that between $USD800 in cash is more than enough for the first month. One is able to live in China on approximately $USD200 per month quite comfortably.
You can convert money, if you wish, once you arrive in Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou at the airport.
4.Can I use my credit card in China?
Using a credit card is advisable only as an emergency and not for everyday use. A credit card can only be used in very large cities in China were the facilities are available. Whilst the systems are improving rapidly we advise that you only consider using a credit card in emergency situations.
China is primarily a cash based society and as such we advise that teachers use cash or bank accounts in which to conduct their transactions.
Please also keep in mind that as you will be a resident of China for the duration of your Chinese working visa you are able to establish a bank account in China. It is from this bank account from which you can conduct all transactions. We or your contracted school Foreign Director, will assist you with opening this account.
5.How will I know, who my school representatives are, when I arrive at the airport?
It is quite easy to meet your school representatives at the airport. After you collect your baggage from the baggage claim area at the airport, everyone must walk through one particular exit gate. Standing just outside the gate will be your school representatives holding a big sign MISS TRACY SMITH ?HUNAN NUMBER 3987 MIDDLE SCHOOL.
Remember also that they have a picture of you, so they know exactly who they are looking for. This is the reason the school request your flight details, so that the school can arrange to connect with you at the airport.
Remember also you have the school’s contact details in China if you need assistance with anything whatsoever.
6.If my city is outside a large city, is it difficult to travel?
As the bus and railway system in China is excellent, traveling to larger cities is relatively easy. Generally speaking there is a bus