Teaching Nomad - Teaching opportunities in China
97% Rating
(170 Reviews)

Teaching Nomad - Teaching opportunities in China

In-person interviews being held in Shanghai & Bangkok
If you're considering teaching in UAE for 2018, this is a great opportunity meet with school leadership in person! TN will be hosting exclusive in-person interviews in Bangkok Thailand, January 4th - 8th & Shanghai, China January 12-14th.

Register with us today to confirm your spot!

Teaching Nomad is your connection to great teaching opportunities in China! American owned and operated company with offices in both Shanghai, China & Denver, Colorado. We are the definitive source for teach abroad in China.

Since 2011 we've been vetting schools in China and helping people like you connect with only the best. We have schools hiring for every subject, in 40+ cities. Whether you want to teach English in Shanghai or Biology in Xi'an, we can probably help!

We take a lot of pride in connecting dedicated teachers with great schools all over the country. Teaching Nomad has programs for teachers of all experience levels including Professional educators, Experienced ESL instructors and Beginner teachers. Our clients include International schools, Language training schools, Primary/ Middle/ High schools and kindergartens.

Register with us today to be connected with a dedicated placement consultant who can answer all your questions and find the perfect match for you.

Highlights
  • Very competitive pay
  • Free housing or allowance
  • Benefits (health, flights, bonuses)
  • Personal placement consultant to walk you through the process
  • Opportunity to get your TEFL for free
Locations
Asia » China
Program Type
Recruiter
Length
1 Year+
Salary / Benefits
CNY 10,000 – 35,000 RMB/month + Potential expat packages including: airfare, housing, insurance, meals and more!
Qualifications
BA degree or above
Native English speaker
Classroom Audience
Adults
Children
High School
Middle School
Pre-School
University Students
Age Min.
21
Age Max
58
Currency
USD
Price Details
TN's services will always be free for teachers
Other Locations
Teaching vacancies throughout the country (40+ cities)

Questions & Answers

Hey Melissa, Thanks for your message. South Africans teachers can apply to all of our programs. Please email your resume to [email protected] and we'll process your application.
Hey Samantha, Most of the teaching positions are for a minimum of one year, and most international school require a two-year commitment from the teacher. There is an occasional opening for a semester, but they're very uncommon and usually open only to people already residing in the country. If you email your resume to [email protected] we can send you updates on short-term positions.
Hey Jimena, This is a great question and I'm sure you're not the only one who would like to know the answer. Most of the schools we work with only hire native English speakers. In many countries this is because of visa regulations and there's not much individual employers can do to change this. However, if you have a valid teaching license or a degree in Education from a native English speaking co...
Yes Jennifer, pre-school is in high demand! We work with some of the top pre-schools and kindergartens.

Program Reviews

  • Benefits
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  • Support
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  • Fun
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  • Facilities
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  • Safety
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Program Reviews (170)

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Conor
Male
23 years old
NZ
University of Auckland

Thank you Teaching Nomad

10/10

Honestly, Teaching Nomad and their staff are great at what they do. They helped me find, apply and successfully take multiple interviews to get offered a job in China over the course of 2-3 weeks. Super quick, I could not believe it. They are with you all along the way as well, any questions you name it, even help with interview preparation. I was really stuck where I was before, not to mention stresses. Teaching Nomad really helped me out.

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Asopa'epa'e
Male
1 month old
New Zealand
University of Otago

O for Awesome Nomad

10/10

I came across this website on Google and thought of giving it a go. After I signed up it didn't take long until I got an email for an interview with one of their recruiters Moira. She was very awesome through out the job hunt making sure it was a smooth ride. Within days I received job interviews from schools and I have recently accepted a teaching job offer from China. For anyone who is thinking of teaching overseas I highly recommend Nomad and hopefully you get Moira as an agent she was O for Awesome (Kiwi joke). And even if you got the job they will still continue to help with your visa process and offering important informations making sure your teaching journey overseas is an unforgettable experience. Any Kiwis and everyone out there who is keen to teach overseas email or contact Nomad and there awesome staff such as Moira. Thank you heaps Nomad and Moira for your efforts and hard work. 😊❤👍👌

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Lee

Best Recruiting Service Ever.

10/10

After previous experiences, I tried Nomad. I noticed the plethora of consistently great reviews, and mine is no different. Within a week I had 7 job interviews set up after the initial interview with my recruiter, Moira. She was absolutely amazing in getting so many great prospects in so little time. Now I'm a week away from leaving for my job in Taiwan. This couldn't have gone any better. This company is professional, kind and makes you feel wanted. Once again, no wonder they're the highest reviewed. Thanks Nomad and thanks Moira.

Sadé
Female

My Great Experience With Teaching Nomad

10/10

After leaving my previous agency due to lack of communication and uncertainty throughout the process .I have been positively surprised by the services Teaching Nomad and ,specifically, the wonderful Moira have given to me. My interview with Moira was great as she was able to gather up what kind of position would be right for me and soon after this interview, she had sent me suitable offers. After the interview Moira had sent me very frequent follow up emails and would always be willing to help often with whatever concerned me regardless of how big or little my questions were. Throughout the process with Teach Nomad I have felt nothing but greater confidence in my opportunity to teach in China because of how professional and well organised this recruitment agency has been

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Jerin

Amazing!

10/10

Teaching Nomad is a greeeaaat resource and company to utilize when looking for teaching positions overseas. After my profile was complete, Ashley started emailing job offers for my preferred cities; once she submitted my information, I received emails within hours. She's efficient when answering my questions, sending jobs, following up after interviews, and she provided useful information immediately after I accepted my position. Through the whole process, Ashley has been helpful & patient :). Teaching Nomad is truly great at what they do.

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Tess
Female
23 years old
California
University of Nevada

Beyond Happy with Teaching Nomad

10/10

Using Teaching Nomad was the biggest help. The whole process of finding a teaching position was simplified. Moira helped me through every step of the way. She was 12 hours ahead but was always so prompt with responses. I was also able to contact her easily via Skype or email. Moira continuously offered excellent advice and was always following up making sure all my questions were answered. She was very knowledgeable about different locations in China and helped me find a good fit for myself. She was great at accommodating my needs! There was never a hassle or stressful moment using Teaching Nomad. I would highly recommend it to anyone!

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Oliver
Male
34 years old
Xiamen
Southern Arkansas University

Such a painless process

10/10

As soon as I got my documents to Ashley, I had job interviews. I had opportunities in multiple cities in China within the week. It all happened so fast. If you're wanting to teach overseas, they'll find you a home. And every time during the process I had a question, I could email Ashley and she'd get back to me within a few hours, or sooner, as long as you attempted communication during the Chinese working day. I feel confident about my new position, and I don't have any fears about living in Asia for the first time. I'm very happy I decided to go with TeachingNomad.

Raq
Female

Teaching in Shanghai through Teaching Nomad

9/10

I have always wanted to go to China to teach, after finishing my Master's degree I knew this was the perfect time. I wanted a company I could go through that were reliable, communicative and thorough, as I had never done anything like this before and needed the support from people that had my best interest at heart. The original company I wanted to go through did not offer this support to me and I chose to part ways and find better options. Teaching Nomad are well established, have a lot of experience and really listen to your needs and wants. Moira McNally, the adviser from Teaching Nomad that walked me through the whole process was awesome! Every question that I had and still have, no matter how big, small or silly, communicated quickly and was always helpful and beneficial with her words. I am very grateful for everything! I have also recommended their services to a friend of mine already, before even finishing the process, as I was so impressed!

Thank you to them for everything.

How can this program be improved?

The only things that I would improve about this whole process was more the benefits the actual school provided. Through talking with them, we were able to come to agreements on these things anyway. So that is all really!

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Jennifer
Female
30 years old
Shanghai
Longy School of Music

Glad to have used Teaching Nomad

9/10

To those of you looking to move overseas, I highly recommend using Teaching Nomad. From the moment I signed up and interviewed with TN, I was supported by the same person throughout the whole process. Ms. Long answered my questions, guided me through the process, and supported me through the move to China. The application is heavy on the front end, but once it's complete, it is so easy to look through the website and search for available job opportunities.

I moved to Shanghai from the US about three weeks ago, and just finished my first week of teaching. I am having a wonderful time in Shanghai, and never thought I could have placed a job in a foreign country so quickly. Thank you Teaching Nomad, and thank you Ms. Long, for helping me find this wonderful opportunity in Shanghai.

How can this program be improved?

A few of the files were difficult to upload (size restrictions on the .jpg and .pdf), but everything else was great.

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G.
Male
29 years old
China
University of Connecticut

Customer Service and Support during Application And Visa Process

7/10

By selecting work with Teaching Nomad you are choosing to work with a professional ESL job finding service, that in my experience offers terrific, personalized customer service. One of the things that first drove me to using Teaching Nomad was the amount of job postings they had and that they do not charge you for their services. They never charged me for any
of their help.

The process of finding a suitable ESL position and then applying for a visa is not easy. These are both good reasons why having support like teaching nomad has been so helpful. They assign you an online support consultant who has personal experience teaching abroad. They are available via email, skype video/text, you name it. Whenever I had a question it was
answered within the day, very often seconds after you ask. And as a matter of fact, I had an important question days after arriving to my job site, and my Teaching Nomad resolved it within seconds!

How can this program be improved?

T.B.D

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Rebecca
Female
24 years old
UK
Nottingham Trent University

Moira at Teaching Nomad

8/10

I would definitely recommend using Teaching Nomad, specifically Moira, when looking for a job in China. She's been wonderful answering all my questions (no matter how numerous and stupid they may be!) Having taught ESL herself I feel like she understood the position I was in perfectly and this made me feel more at ease about the entire process. I'm due to leave in 2 weeks so I can't really say anything about the safety of the school or the social scene, however I'm sure if there were any problems Moira would be happy to help.

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Roger
Male
55 years old
Saint Petersburg, Russia
College of Charleston

Administrative Position with VIA

10/10

I want to thank Teaching Nomad for the opportunity to interview and be selected for a very nice position with Vermont International Academy in China. I would also like to recognize the very nice hospitality not to mention professionalism given to me by Mr. Joseph Alter. The support and response was most pleasurable and comforting during my current transition between my overseas job career continuation. I do thank Joseph very much. I will keep TN update as I go through my transition and begin my new journey and positive challenges.

Kind Regards,
Roger Heide

How can this program be improved?

Not applicable at this time

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Alison
Female
29 years old
New York
University of Denver

Great opportunities for teachers of all flavors!

10/10

I have really enjoyed the placement I earned through Teaching Nomad. I worked with Jacklynn, who was incredibly supportive and informative throughout the entire process. She checked in with me on my progress as I applied and was hired by USKID. As a full-time classroom teacher here in NY, I wasn't quite ready to hop the pond, so she helped me find a placement that worked. Now I get to tutor young Chinese students in English from ththe comfort of my own home. I enjoy a flexible schedule and access to excellent lesson materials with USKID. It provides a great second source of income, and the lessons are really fun! I am very grateful to have the opportunity.

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joanie
Female
27 years old
South Africa
Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Teaching abroad, China, with my family

10/10

So, I was looking for a new job opportunity and went to search the internet. I first worked with a different agency, but they were not too helpful. I searched again and came across Teaching Nomad. I am married and have 2 children, so I took a chance to email them about a teaching job abroad, because I thought it was impossible to take my family with. The next day Jacklynn emailed me back, saying "I would love to work with you" and immediately I felt at ease. We emailed back and forth a few times to discuss the minor detail and then she said we must arrange an interview with her. We scheduled it for 18 July. After the interview she emailed me a few job opportunities. I was interested in them, so she submitted my cv to them. That Friday, 21 July, two schools emailed me to arrange an interview. On 25 July I had my first interview and the next day the school confirmed that I had the job. I am leaving for China, with my family, on 25 August. Jacklynn even helped my husband to get in contact with other agents that guided him through the TEFL course that he is going to start. I am truly satisfied with the help I received from Teaching Nomad. Jacklynn made the whole process so easy and whenever I had a question, she was there the help!

Aiden
Male

Excellent support and ease

10/10

This was my third time trying to find work overseas as a first time English teacher, thought it was my first time using Teaching nomad. I greatly regret waiting this long to use their services. Mary Long (My agent) was phenomenal, she found a whole host of schools that fit my criteria. Perhaps the best part of working with Mary was that she was amazing at helping me make a decision on schools as well as providing valuable insight into how Chinese schools work. Throughout the process she checked in with me to see if there was anything I needed help with. When offers had been given to me Mary was more then happy (on request) to provide her take on which school would be a better fit for me. When one of the schools got aggressive with a contract signing, she was there to assure me to hold out and ask questions I hadn't even thought of asking. The school in question then changed the offer, due to alleged filling of the position, and Mary was honest with me about what she thought I should do next. In the end I chose a training school in Shanghai that provided me with 3 teaching contacts to talk to about the school, and provides me with flexible working hours, based on how much and long I want to teach. While this school did not offer accommodation, the airfare reimbursement comes within 2 months, providing me with much a much more likely payback. All in all I had a great experience with Teaching Nomad, and Mary Long and would recommend both for any first time teacher looking to make the move.

How can this program be improved?

Provide more school options after the initial wave.

I.E. when I found a recruiter I would get tons of potential schools, this winded down quickly, meaning if I didn't like or get in to the schools I was nervous that nothing was around the corner.

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Andrew
Male
China
Deakin University

Teaching Nomad Recruitment

9/10

I was very impressed by Teaching Nomad's recruitment service in China. Moira was extremely helpful, honest and responsive recruiter who made the stress of finding a new job in China much easier. Even after getting a job,Moira continued to provide useful advice and assistance to help organize all the paperwork. I highly recommend Moira (and Teaching Nomad) if you want assistance finding a job in China.

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Sharleen
Female
Shenzhen China
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Support is Always There!

10/10

Working along with Teaching Nomads has been wonderful! After sweet and mostly sour experiences with other local agencies, working with Teaching Nomads has been a true relief. One of the components that made this process so smooth was my assistant placement consultant, Moira Mcnally. Since our initial interview, I could tell she understood what I was looking for in a job, and granted she found great options for me. She always replied promptly to my emails, and there were many! Later within the process and when I was formally offered a position, she was great at coaching me to understand and negotiate the offer. And now, that Im in the middle of the working visa procedures, she has also kindly provided support.

As far as the positions available within Teaching Nomads, they seem very competitive in terms pay and benefits. Thus far, I'm very pleased with the Academy I will be working with next year. The school setting and environment seem to be excellent, and most importantly it seems like a place where I can advance my professional skills. The benefits are competitive. I was surprised to see my medical health plan, since not many schools would provide that.

On another note, I think they're website and platform to place all the information and apply is very convenient and easy to deal with. It's kind of like an online folder. I believe it's a good way to organize all your information.

Overall, I'm very grateful that I found Teaching Nomads online! I believe working with them could definitely make a positive difference in your working experience abroad, and more specifically within China.

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Tamiera
Female
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Daytona State College

Thanks to Josie Piehl

10/10

Teaching in Asia was so far out from where I was looking to teach. I thought that to teach in Asia you had to have a bachelors degree. Plus my head was in Latin America and Europe. Although after posting my resume/CV on Daves ESL Cafe, Josie reached out to me several times through email. After ignoring it for a number of times ( I was avoiding recruiting companies) i finally clicked the email and responded immediately after viewing the offer. The interview with Josie was not stressful at all. She was both personable and informative. I was asked quite a few questions and in return given detailed responses to my own. I was updated regularly on the status of my application with the company that I work for now. If I had any questions during the application process Josie would respond in under 24 hours. Josie has been one of the best recruiter of any kind that I have ever had...and I have experienced horrible ones! I have been in Taiwan for about 3 weeks now and Josie has been checking in on me since the day I began applying for the position offered. I would definitely recommend that if you are looking for a teaching job and tired of the shady recruiters try "Teaching Nomad." Ask for Josie. 8p

How can this program be improved?

N/A

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David
Male
36 years old
South Korea
Other

My experience with teachingnomad

10/10

I have dealt with a number of recruiting agencies in many countries in Asia(both Asian and Western) and some were good, some rude, some unclear, some aggressive and some plainly clueless. You do sometimes get good Asian recruiters, who speak fluently and who provide good info but generally, even though they might be kind, most can't communicate well. Most western recruiters are english speakers but most are either too aggressive or very cold so either situation is not preferable. When teachingnomad agency approached me, I thought, oh well, same agency as always, nothing new but boy was I wrong.
I was dealing with a gentleman named Joseph Alter and he was superb. From the initial interviews that were concrete, informative and practical to the impressive questionnaire that asks really effective questions to the continual checkbacks up until day 1 of employment and after, Joseph has been a great help, really accomodating and supportive. The great thing I love most about them is not only the fact that they communicate everything clearly to you(in English), they have that genial but professional feel that most recruiters don't have. Most interviews didn't go well for me but time and again Joseph kept coming back with a new offer from a different institution, not just any institution but reliable authentic institutions(best offers). Joseph and teachingnomad have been phenomenal for me and anyone looking for a reliable, professional, effective yet friendly agency for teaching jobs must start with teachingnomad.

How can this program be improved?

Everything is great. Keep up the the good work.

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Kellee
Female
24 years old
Canada
University of Alberta

Teaching in China

8/10

I was absolutely thrilled to have Ashley working with me when trying to find a job abroad. She was incredibly helpful, understanding and flexible. At the beginning I was very skeptical about teaching over seas and backed out more than once. She remained incredibly patient with me and expressed how she thought I was right to teach abroad. Even though I was hesitant, she continued to send me positions and one of them happened to be my dream job. How could I say no? She found me various schools that fit my skill set and ultimately found the school I will be working at in the fall! I am so excited to teach in Shanghai for a year and I owe it all to her.

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Eric

Very Responsive

10/10

My experience with Teaching Nomad has been nothing but exceptional. As someone who had recently attained a public school teaching license in the US but was also interested in teaching overseas, I went to Teaching Nomad for help finding schools where my credentials would be recognized. My coordinator was Jacklynn, and she guided me every step of the way. Best of all, there was very little wait before schools were knocking on my door, and an offer was made! I can recommend this agency without hesitation; they will be by your side as you explore the many opportunities out there.

Carla
Female

PERFECT!

10/10

After signing up to the Teaching Nomad website I received an e-mail from Moira who was keen to get me started on my way to finding a job that suited me. I interviewed with her and set up my profile with documents etc. and within a week of completing it I had been offered a job with a great school! I am so excited to be off to China with a secure job in a great school with amazing benefits all thanks to Moira and Teaching Nomad!

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Katie
Female
Beijing China
Fordham University

Great job support

8/10

I was teaching English in Beijing but was looking for a different job- the job I was looking for was pretty niche, and not common in China. I worked with Josie and told her my experience and what I was looking for. She understood the difficulty of finding this type of job, but assured me she'd search. Within a couple months, she had found me an interview and I was hired within a week! She was so supportive and helpful and I would never have found this job if it weren't for her!
I cannot speak to other aspects of teaching nomad, as I have only used this to find a new job, but it was a huge help for me and I could recommend it to anyone!

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Kiera
Female
29 years old
Shanghai, China
George Mason University

Head Librarian

10/10

Teaching Nomad is an amazing service! I highly recommend working with them. I sent my resume in, a day later heard from Teaching Nomad, and by the end of that week had two very good job offers. In addition to that, I was able to take the TEFL online certification from them, which they reimburse after the 90-day probation period at my job. Their support is amazing. Great people, great program, and a great experience. Teaching Nomad is the place to go to get placed overseas!!!

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Johnathan
Male
29 years old
Miami
University of Florida

Shanghai Position

10/10

Moira made the entire process a simple and enjoyable experience. She was always quick to provide answer to questions and gave meaningful support when it counted most. I deeply appreciate working with her and Teaching Nomad to find my dream position. Moira provided step by step advice and counselling for each position. Most importantly she gave realistic advice on positions and benefits. Moria was supportive through salary and benefits negotiations, always willing to step up and go to bat for me. Her inclusion in the process made for a successful job hunt. He highly value and appreciate everything her and Teaching Nomad did for me.

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John
Male
35 years old
Shanghai
Otterbein College

Teaching Nomad - Application Process

9/10

Teaching Nomad has now helped me find 2 different outstanding teaching positions in China. They have made the process of applying for teaching positions easy and painless. These positions were in Beijing and Shanghai. These cities are both extremely safe and have large ex-pat communities. These cities you can experience local Chinese culture but also have the comforts of home in the ex-pat areas. What I have seen in the international schools in these cities the schools are all outstanding. They have amazing facilities that schools back home may not have. I would recommend Teaching Nomad and teaching in China for all teachers who are looking to get a job over seas.

Natalie
Female

Jacklynn is amazing

9/10

Teaching Nomad was suggested to me by a close friend, who used it to find a great job teaching in Beijing. I decided to give it a try and it ended up being the best choice I could've made. Jacklynn has been incredibly helpful in finding me a job that suits all my needs. It made the process so much easier, as I had so much support and help along the way. Jacklynn really seems to care and has kept up with me even after I accepted the new job. It really is such a great program for teachers!!

Lauren
Female

Found a Perfect Match

9/10

I can't thank Jacklynn enough for her assistance in helping me get placed at my new school in China. After deciding to continue teaching science in China, I learned that the international program at my school would be downsizing drastically. Jacklynn helped me find a position at one of the top schools in the province. Not only would I be teaching a subject I love, but I'd get the opportunity to provide professional development to other teachers on staff. And it was all in a matter of a few weeks.
For anyone considering teaching overseas, I would highly recommend working with Teaching Nomad!

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Brittany
Female
23 years old
North Carolina, USA
Gardner-Webb University

100%

10/10

I found this site just randomly searching and because of this program, a thought turned into something REAL! Josie did an AMAZING job helping me get acquainted with Teaching Nomad! She made me feel comfortable and she has this incredible way of matching a perfect school to a really excited candidate! And she didn't stop there. I had endless questions and she was always patient and kind, answering the questions fully and responding within a few hours of my question. She didn't let the 12 hour time difference get in the way of anything. I don't know what I would have done without her guidance and Teaching Nomad's wonderful online TEFL course. I now know what to expect and have resources to better run my classroom. I CANNOT wait to start this wonderful experience! I'll add more to my review after I have started in Shanghai!

How can this program be improved?

None. Seriously, communication is the key to this program and Josie did it very well!

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Rebecca
Female
49 years old
MD
University of Connecticut

Great Help & Support

10/10

Josie was excellent and on the ball in getting back to me. The administration at the school has also been excellent. I've not gone overseas yet so this review is just of my experience so far. Josie did a good job interviewing me and wrote a profile that reflected my strengths. I asked her for advice in terms of negotiating the contract and she did her due diligence and replied with a well-considered response that helped me. From my experience, this is a totally professional organisation with talented staff. I would completely recommend their services.

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The most important service that we provide is behind the scenes research of every school that we can find to identify those worth partnering with. There are 1000's of English schools in Asia, unfortunately not all of them are legitimate. We have contacted, spoke with

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