Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at Home or Abroad

March 15th, 2018|

To get a feel for how a major city celebrates, it's probably a good idea to visit around St. Patrick's Day. March 17th is not [...]

Spotlight on Ho Chi Minh City

March 8th, 2018|

By Michelle Power Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon, as it used to be called, is famous for its charm, chaos, coffee, pho, traffic and, [...]

How To Spend Your Chinese New Year

February 2nd, 2018|

By Jessica Addington I knew how I was spending my Chinese New Year before my school even told me the dates for the holiday. Shameful [...]

Typical Salaries for ESL Teachers in Asia

January 30th, 2018|

An important question for anyone considering teaching English overseas is how well does it pay? Whilst for most teachers financial reward is rarely the main [...]

Home from Home in Beijing

January 17th, 2018|

Rebecca Nugent, teaching English in Beijing, gives her perspective on making the move from Ireland and settling into teaching and travelling in China. Putting aside [...]

TFA Guide to Social Media in China

January 12th, 2018|

Cody Hoffman, living and teaching in China, describes the most popular social media apps in China and how and when to use them. If you're [...]

Spending the Holidays in China

December 20th, 2017|

By Jessica Addington If you took a survey of expats, I bet that survey would show that homesickness amplifies around the holidays. And I think [...]

Top Cultural Festivals in Thailand

December 19th, 2017|

By Ben Baldieri Thailand will forever hold a special place in my heart. The people are some of the friendliest you will ever meet, the [...]

Christmas in China – Enjoy the Experience!

December 14th, 2017|

Cody Hoffman, an English teacher in Shenzhen, describes the novelty of experiencing Christmas in China with students, colleagues and friends - even if the Christmas [...]