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How it Works

Your Teach & Travel experience in China starts with StartSmart. In just a few steps you can go from your sofa to Shanghai.

Step 1

Apply Online.

Apply now to receive a more detailed information package.

Step 2

Documents and Q & A.

Email your resume to set up a Q&A session with a StartSmart expert.

Step 3

Interview with StartSmart.

Submit required documents and interview via Skype.

Step 4

Connect with China.

Connect with our placement partner in China to discuss available opportunities.

Step 5

Interview directly with schools.

Choose a position and interview with school via Skype.

Step 6

Visa and flights.

Prepare your visa and travel documents with help from school and placement partner.

Job Description

With a variety of positions available in different types of schools, job descriptions will vary from school to school. A typical full time working day will include a mix of classroom teaching and office hours. Private schools general offer small class sizes but include evenings and/or weekend work. Public schools generally have larger class sizes but offer a Monday-Friday work week.

Employment Package

  • Competitive full-time starting salaries up to 20,000 RMB/month
  • Free accommodations or accommodation allowance
  • Flight allowance or reimbursement
  • Performance, seasonal and contract completion bonuses
  • Health insurance
  • Airport pick-up
  • Reimbursed visa, permit and medical fees
  • Free Mandarin classes
  • Promotion opportunities
  • Supported Z work visa
* Packages vary from school to school.

Basic Requirements

  • A four year University degree
  • Be a native English speaker
  • 120 hour accredited TEFL certificate
  • Obtain a clear background check
  • Provide a professional photo and degree scan
  • A sense of adventure and willingness to experience a new culture
  • Health Check
* Additional details and procedures provided after interview

Is teaching in China right
for you?

Teach and Travel in China can be a great experience for everyone from new University grads to those looking to make change in their life or career. Apply now to receive more detailed information packages and to speak with our experts today.

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Teaching in Thailand offers a great work/life balance that provides you with a fully immersive experience of the culture and the country. Make a real difference in the world while you explore the rich history and natural beauty of your new home in Thailand.
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