Karin (ISAC Fall 2018 Intake) is a foreign English teacher at Anhui Science and Technology University. She has been working at ASTU since September 2018.
(In Oct. 2018)
My placement at Anhui University in Fengyang has been a smooth one thanks to the hard work and dedication of ISAC as well as that of Mr Wang and students who have helped to make the transition easier. I was met at Shanghai Pudong airport by Mr Wang and put up in a hotel overnight. The next day I had the most pleasant experience of China’s fast train to Bengbu. I arrived at a magical time, the campus was clothed in the beautiful shades of Autumn. Fengyang is a small town with super friendly people making settling in so much easier.
Lucy Ji, the HR staff of the Program, has been a wonderful help to me from the first email invitation for a preliminary Skype interview through a daunting Z visa application and right up to my arrival in China. She guided me through the entire process, regularly keeping me updated and continues to be very supportive in every way. I was sent the link to the Handbook for New Teachers and the section ‘Life Hacks in China’ is a mine of useful information which I still often refer to. Their step-by-step guidance through the application process was invaluable.
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