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Richelle Gamlam

Go Overseas Writer

Traveler, blogger and serial expat, Richelle has been living and working in China for the last four years. From high school English teacher to college admissions consultant, Richelle has tried her hand at many different jobs in China. She spends all of her vacation days traveling Asia off the beaten path, and in her spare time, she loves to scuba dive, salsa dance and try weird foods no one else will eat. For more of Richelle's crazy misadventures, check out her blog Adventures Around Asia.

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George Washington University
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Great question!… What's the normal workload for teachers in China? 09/30/2017
I think the most challenging… What's the most challenging part of teaching in China? 09/30/2017
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Hi Kayla!
If you're a native
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Hi Lauren,
I actually wrote a
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it depends on the country. Do you need a TEFL certificate to teach overseas? 09/10/2016
In China, usually teachers in Can you come home for holidays while teaching overseas? 09/10/2016
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That depends on
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