Location
  • China
    • Beijing
    • Shanghai
    • Guangzhou
Classroom Audience
Elementary Middle School High School University Students

Program Details

Qualifications
  • Undergraduate Degree (in anything)
Job Type
Government
Classroom Audience
Elementary Middle School High School University Students
Housing
Apartment
Weekly Classroom Hours
20
Age Min.
21
Age Max
40

Pricing

Salary / Benefits
Roughly $2000
Starting Price
750
Price Details
Includes 120-Hour Online TEFL Course
What's Included
Accommodation Airfare Airport Transfers
What's Not Included
Travel Insurance Visa
May 14, 2023
Dec 29, 2022
2 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

See China with your own eyes and kickstart your post-uni life alongside a group of adventurous grads through our 10-month China Teaching Experience

China is an obvious choice for adventure-seeking grads looking for something truly different. Shrouded in mystery, it’s a country of contrasts, with no end of things to discover. From the glamour of Shanghai to the authenticity of Guizhou, it’s full of opportunities — to travel, explore and expand your horizons.

On this 10-month teaching adventure, you’ll experience modern China in all its vibrant glory. You’ll dive headfirst into the mother of all new cultures, test the boundaries of your comfort zone, and gain the kind of knowledge and confidence that’ll make you stand head and shoulders above the crowd. What’s more, you’ll do it all alongside a group of equally adventurous Travel Grads.

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Program Highlights

  • Free Accommodation
  • Competitive Salary
  • Flight Reimbursement
  • Months of Travel Time

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Program Reviews

4.98 Rating
based on 47 reviews
  • 5 rating 97.87%
  • 4 rating 2.13%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Benefits 4.75
  • Support 4.95
  • Fun 4.95
  • Facilities 4.8
  • Safety 5
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Alan
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Life Changing Experience

I had a fantastic experience with Andrew from TravelGrad. I applied while at university and travelgrad organized the application of my visa and found a job for me. I signed a contract directly with the school and didn't have to pay any further fees or commission.

The support was excellent and Andrew went above and beyond to support myself and the other applicants. The job that I got through his company was well paid and a great place to work. TravelGrad have remained in contact with me and are always willing to help with any problems I have. I couldn't be happier with the service provided by Andrew.

Pros
  • Excellent support throughout
  • Well paid and comfortable job
  • Great value for money
14 people found this review helpful.
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Federica
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best year ever

No much to say, because it'd be too much to say! It was simply one of the best experiences of my life! The only negative part of it, was not being able to go back! 😢 ❤️
Being a teacher in China taught me so much on so many levels! It opened my eyes and made me fall in love with this incredible Country, which is very often misunderstood and underrated.

I surely loved every minute of it. Overall It was fun, educating and enriching!
It's a lifechanging experience that I'd definetely recommend to anyone!

13 people found this review helpful.
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Brigitta
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Loved it!

Going to China has definitely been one of the best decisions I've ever made! I've made amazing friends and travelled to lots of beautiful places inside and outside of the country. Destinations in Asia are easily accessible and cheap, and you can save a lot with accommodation and food usually paid for in schools. People are friendly and helpful, and it's really easy to get around. Travelgrad made the application process super easy and offered support even while I was in China. I'd definitely recommend!

Pros
  • Continuous support
  • Easy application process
  • I've met lots of great people
13 people found this review helpful.
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Brad
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Travel Grad to China

I came to China with TravelGrad, and the experience has been great. From signing on, Andrew and the company assisted me with all of my visa supporting documentation, and so I didn’t have to worry about organising it all myself. Following my orientation in Beijing, Travelgrad placed me at a school in Foshan, Guangdong. My experience here has been excellent. While I have been working hard, I’ve also been able to travel a lot of China and also neighbouring Southeast Asia. I’d recommend this to anyone seeking a bit of adventure in their lives and wanting to break away from life in the U.K.. It is not only a gap year option, but can also be the start of a career as further opportunities will pop up down the line. If you’re curious, drop them a message because Andrew and the team are more than happy to have a chat and answer any questions. You won’t regret it!

Pros
  • Opportunity to travel
  • Great for resume
  • Cross cultural experiences
Cons
  • You will need to work
13 people found this review helpful.
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Cian
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Travel Grad

I used Travel Grad back in 2021 during a tough covid time, especially getting into China. Although Travel Grad and Andrew made the experience as easy as it could be. The company were there to help every step of the way and are still there to provide support for us now. I would highly recommend using travel grad wither its to come to China, Korea, Thailand, Australia or any new ventures they have available. Excellent set up that made our experience traveling and living in China an unforgettable experience!!

Pros
  • Great support regarding all information getting into China and living there
  • Provides a fun social group to come here wither its alone or with a group
  • Cheap and seamless
Cons
  • There
  • is
  • none
15 people found this review helpful.
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Rory
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Straight Outta Guangzhou

It's daunting prospect, I remember. Now even more so with the drastic global changes that happened over the last few years. The distance and paperwork seem endless, especially for those who have never left the familiarity of the E.U.

However, you're at no point left in the dark. Andrew is himself something of an old-hand when it comes to China.
When you arrive, you'll meet and greet cohorts spread around the country from the same program, as well as veterans from previous years. It is very easy to travel and adventure around the country in your spare time thanks to China's speedy infrastructure and having this existing social network makes it twice as practical.

If you're doing it for a year, great. If you're doing it for longer, even better.

Put in the effort to get through the application processes, you will not regret it.

Pros
  • Comfortable lifestyle living here.
  • You can learn a new language and set of beliefs.
  • Solid support from the company if you experience any issues.
Cons
  • Culture shock.
15 people found this review helpful.
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David
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Really straightforward process

TravelGrad made things super easy to travel, everything was really clear.

You travel with a group of people which makes it much easier to socialise out there.

You end up getting pretty good pay for China, and you don’t end up working too much, which makes for a great work life balance.

The lengthy winter break also gives you great opportunities to travel to other areas of Asia, especially now that China’s relaxed their covid policies. South East Asia is relatively close and really cheap, so it’s a great jumping off point for there.

All in all, it’s great. You get what you signed up for. It gives you a great basis to make what you want out of travel.

Pros
  • Travel opportunities
  • Socialising
  • Pay
16 people found this review helpful.
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Gillian
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Travel Grad - China

I went to China with Travelgrad and can honestly say I had a brilliant time. Not only did I meet some people that will be with me for life, the opportunity to travel and see some of the most beautiful sites in the world is truly once in a life time. Travel Grad were supportive in every step of getting there and the fact you go with a group makes the transition so much easier. The work itself gave such a fantastic work life balance and the kids I taught were unforgettable. Travel Grad is the only company I would recommend. 5/5

Pros
  • Great social groups
  • Good working hours and pay
  • Amazing travel opportunities
Cons
  • None
  • None
  • None
14 people found this review helpful.

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