Spanning over 16,000 km sq, and with a population of over 21,000,000, Beijing is truly a mega-city. Famed for its dynamic mix of futuristic architecture and ancient sites including the Forbidden City, Summer Palace and Great Wall of China. More modern attractions include the 798 art space and iconic buildings of the Beijing Olympic games. The most famous dish in this city is surely Peking Duck.
China's third largest city, Gaungzhou, boasts a wealth of avant garde architecture. It is one of China's most important cities commercially and home to the Canton Fair, China's largest and oldest trade fair. Shamian Island offers a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of city life with its tranquil streets and colonial architecture. Guangzhou also has a reputation as the food city of China and is the home of Dim Sum.
A smaller city, by Chinese standards, Harbin is world famous for its yearly International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival which transforms the city throughout the winter months.The unique architecture and cuisine of this city pay testament to its strong historical ties with Eastern European countries and Russia. Eating smoked sausage and sourdough bread in the historic quarter you may for a moment forget you are even in China!
Famous for its shopping destinations and amusement parks, Shenzhen is one of the wealthiest cities in China. IT and finance are two of its most important economic sectors and it has one of the world's busiest ports. Hong Kong is a popular and easy day trip. With an active arts and music scene, and fantastic beaches, Shenzhen is a melting pot of peoples from across the globe.
A river port city with a population of around 7,000,000 and an important centre for textiles. Historically Nantong was an agricultural area, today it is a fast growing coastal city with excellent transport links to Shanghai. Nantong is surrounded by the Hao river, which acted as a moat in ancient times, and is now home to various parks, museums and temples. The city's most famous attraction is Wolf Mountain.
A small city famous for its production of whistling kites and bonsai trees. Rugao has the highest proportion of centenarians in China and is known as a 'longevity city'. With a population of around 1,000,000 Rugao may not have the amazing architecture and world class facilities of larger, more cosmopolitan cities; but it does have a cleaner environment, fewer ex-pats, and a chance to experience the 'real China.'
We are actively expanding into other Chinese cities and have teaching positions available in alternative locations. We will do our very best to find a teaching position for you in the city of your choice.