positions open for 2019 Session Two.
July 21 to August 17.
Are you a current classroom teacher … or hold at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Education? This program is an excellent opportunity for global teaching experience to enhance your career while getting paid a cash stipend.
Go teach abroad this summer as a paid English teacher in China with GeoVisions. Spending 4 weeks (including orientation) teaching in China can enhance your teaching career. It is also a fantastic opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others while experiencing the rich culture of China. And think what you’ll bring back to your classroom at the start of the school year in your
These positions fill up each year. Since we use rolling admissions, you will want to secure a position as soon as possible.
Go beyond the beaten path and experience China the way no tourist ever could … even for four short weeks. GeoVisions’ Summer Paid Teach In China program allows you to live and work in one of the world’s favorite holiday destinations while helping to improve the English skills of local children and experiencing and engaging in a meaningful cultural exchange. You will find a rich culture built upon a fascinating history and a country populated by a caring, vibrant people.
School locations are in Beijing, Chongqing, Shanxi.
$999 You will receive a thank you gift of $800 at the end of your program. Use this to offset flights, travel, or put in your bank account.
China F visa, namely the noncommercial visit visa, is usually issued to foreigners who are invited to conduct a lecture, an investigation, scientific and cultural exchanges, study tours and other non-business activities in China. Usually, the duration of stay on the China F visa is 30 days, which means you can stay for up to 30 days from the date of entry. In case that you need a longer duration, claim it clearly in your application form and the officer may give the duration of stay according to your need.
You are eligible to apply if you meet the following requirements:
For summer 2019:
Session 1: June 23 to July 20
Session 2: July 21 to August 17
The fee you pay to teach in China during the summer goes to our 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity, The GeoVisions Foundation. The program donation for this experience covers our costs of local screening of potential host schools in China; assisting you with the process of compiling the documents you will need to collect for a guaranteed job and the correct visa; and assistance in China during your entire stay to make sure what you have agreed to is what really happens. This provides you with a great deal of security and a social base to grow and enjoy your time in China. If you are from the US, the fee also includes your travel and medical insurance.
We provide 24/7 emergency service, supported by real people. You are supported from the moment you contact us to the time you return … and beyond, through our active Alumni Community. Be sure to speak to your tax preparer to see if any of these fees can be deducted as a charitable donation.
This is a teaching position in China that involves teaching English in a real classroom in a real school. You will not earn a full time teaching salary because you are only in the school for a month. Rather, you will earn a stipend that is designed to assist you in paying for your meals and accommodation.
The stipend is provided at the end of your program. You will not receive National Health insurance, but you will have sickness and accident insurance from GeoVisions (US citizens only). You will not open a banking account (as you would if you were teaching a full academic semester or year) but will be paid in cash before you depart China.
The stipend is USD $800 paid at the end of the program. So do come prepared to pay your rent and food in advance of your first stipend payment.
Yes! We’ll do all we can to keep you together. Ultimately, though, it’s up to the institutions where our participants teach. There might not be a pair of openings available at the same school. If that’s the case, we’ll try to keep you both in the same city. Two important things: Make sure you indicate your preference when you apply, and apply early.
Keep in mind that GeoVisions services and support cover only participants. So if you bring a spouse or friend who will not also be teaching, they will not be eligible for our support or services.
You may submit your preferences for teaching location, but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to honor your request.
Summer paid placements will be in Beijing, Chongqing, and Shanxi.
No. Your host school will assist you in finding a furnished apartment and you will use some of your
Over the years we have met teachers who have had horrible experiences when they think they are going into a fantastic overseas teaching job only to find out they are not going to a real school, but a corporate school and not a true International school. They have been caught in a signed contract without having visited the school or met the administrators. Where do they turn without a support team who’s only job is to look out for you?
At GeoVisions, we have pre-screened the school and the position and in most cases, we have placed teachers at that school before. We make sure you’re being paid the highest salary from the school as possible. We provide a formal orientation, starting when we pick you up at the airport. You will meet other teachers just like you the day you arrive. Start enjoying the GeoVisions safety net immediately. We help you with your visa, your formal documents and we make sure your new school is ready to receive you. In fact, if your placement doesn’t work out, we work to move you to another school or another part of China.
Most schools do not impose age restrictions, but there may be a subtle age bias towards younger teachers. However, if you are active, vibrant, energetic and a creative educator who loves being around young people, you will be able to secure a job. A few countries do impose age restrictions set by the government for issuing work visas, but most do not.
If you are a teacher (or have teaching experience) a TEFL/TESOL certificate is not required.
If you have never taught, TEFL/TESOL is not required, but it would help you become more successful in the classroom.
You will have a 5-day-work-week with 2 consecutive days off. Most teachers will have classes 20-25 hours/week with 32-40 working hours in the week.
Not knowing the local language actually is considered an advantage. Schools in China prefer teachers who cannot speak any Chinese, to set a better example of English for their students.