I decided to come to China after I graduated from Uni.
I worked in an office for 2-to-3 years and I just found each day was the same and I just needed something more interesting in my life.
I Googled interesting jobs for graduates and teaching in China came up.
A friend of mine said that she had heard of M.E.F., so I googled M.E.F. and online it was just good review after good review, after good review.
I found not a single negative review. Which is kind of being me, as I have never come across any company out there that does not have at least one person moaning online or some negativity online. But no, M.E.F. is just positive reviews all around. So, I contacted M.E.F. and almost immediately got an email back to say they wanted to interview me and the interview process was petty easy.
It was just an online interview, it all went really fast. The paperwork at first seemed really daunting. Like, you have to go to various offices and get anything you have ever done officially. kind of signed by someone and notarized by someone else.
But eventually it kind of all works out and it’s actually a lot easier than it seems.
Then it kind of just flew by, M.E.F. really helped.
Within a week, it feels like home. Like the street we live on, we now call home.
That’s one of the best things about being in China. The sheer amount of funny stories that you would just not get back home. We call it being China’d here. That is the phrase that we use, because you are China’d here all the time in the funniest of ways.
I went exploring in the forest the other day. I’m happily going along on my ebike and then my ebike dies. I was out there in China with a dead ebike and then the company came and saved me. So, it all worked out, they came to my rescue. Then I was home with a cup of hot chocolate within an hour.
You are met by an official as soon as you get to the airport and they just make you feel really at ease. In the first 2-to-3 hours of being here I had already met 3 or 4 teachers and one of them is now like my best friend here.
Yeah, it’s perfect really.