2019 ISAC Fall Term Orientation

Date: Aug. 22, 2019 – Aug. 24, 2019 (3 days)
Place: ISAC Conference Room, 47th Floor, China Resources Building, Hangzhou, China
Participants: ISAC New Teachers from the 2019-20 Fall Term Intake

Welcome to ISAC Orientation 2019!

Registration: 10:00AM, Aug. 22nd at 47th Floor, China Resources Building Unit B, Hangzhou
Fee: Free hostel and food during the orientation (transportation not included)




Orientation Schedule

Aug. 2210:00am -12:00pmRegistration and Welcome Speech
12:30pmWelcome Lunch @Hangzhou Restaurant
(a renowned restaurant in Hangzhou with over 80 years of history)
2:30-4:30pmChinese Culture Session
Aug. 2310:00-12:00pmLife in China & Teach in China Session
1:30-6:00pmVisit Zhejiang University and Longjing Tea Field
(Zhejiang Unviersity is a top university in China and the best in Zhejiang Province)
6:30pmGroup Dinner at Zhejiang University
Aug. 249:30-12:00amVisit Hangzhou City Hall and CIty Planning Exhibition Hall
12:30pmGroup Lunch
2:00pmEnd of Orientation


*Schedule is subject to change upon weather condition etc.
*Contact Person: Ziying Tang (ztang@isac.org.cn)

What does it include?

Group Meet-ups

  • Meet up with other foreign teachers in the program
  • Get to know ISAC staff and school representatives
  • Get a better understanding of your teaching year ahead

Longjing Tea Field Trip

Tea Picking Tryout
Longjing Tea Field Trip
Taste pure freshness of Longjing Tea

Hangzhou Food

Hangzhou cuisine
West Lake Fish
Longjing Tea Shrimp etc.
Try out the best of the local cuisine.

Plan your trip to Hangzhou


For ISAC Teachers from the 2019 Fall intake, contact ISAC and your host university to arrange your arrival date in China.
– If you choose to fly to Hangzhou, the Xiaoshan International Airport is the nearest airport.
– If you fly to Shanghai Pudong International Airport or Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport,
you can either take a high speed rail (1 hour) or bus (2.5 hours) to Hangzhou.

Orientation FAQ

Hangzhou is the capital of Zhejiang Province on the east coast of China. Hangzhou is about 150 km away from Shanghai.

Hangzhou is one of the most green and popular tourist destinations in China. Though it has been through recent economic and technological developments, it still remains its historic beauty and cultural heritage. Hangzhou is also one of the most modern and vibrant cities, with many e-commerce companies boosting the local economy.

Visit here for more information.

You should bring your passport (with a valid work visa) and the Notification Letter of Work Permit. You should print it out after you receive it from your placement school.

Yes. Family are welcome. However, the additional expenses should be paid by the foreign teachers for their family members including food and accommodation (only if you require additional room).

No, it is not mandatory. However, you are encouraged to participate and meet up with other foreign teachers. You will also be meeting up with ISAC staff and school representatives.

We understand that some teachers may have different arrival times or schedule conflicts. For those who cannot make it, you can always visit us during your summer or winter break.

Location of Zhejiang in China