School Gap Assistant in China
School Gap Assistant in China
Duration: from 3 Months to 12 Months
Countries: China, Hong KongFrom the heights of the Great Wall to the mystique of the Forbidden City, China is an exotic choice for your Gap year. With Letz Live, you can work as a Teaching Assistant in one of China’s English-speaking boarding schools - all of which can be likened to the "Hogwarts" of Asia. Your meals and accommodation are included - along with a nice wage to sweeten the deal. We’ll help you with your visa and provide in-country orientation upon your arrival. Also, you’ll have the opportunity to learn Mandarin - a lucrative language to know! These positions fill quickly, so APPLY NOW!
Experience China - one of the world’s most interesting and complex nations. The ancient customs of the people can only be understood by those who have lived and worked in this vast nation. As a Teaching Assistant, you will work alongside staff to teach and mentor students. Just as importantly, you will be involved in the daily lives of locals in both the school and the wider community.
There are no set formulas for the type of tasks you’ll be asked to do. Some schools may require you to be competent in a particular discipline. It may be on the sporting pitch, in the performing arts or in the classroom (maybe all three!). You may also be involved in other duties such as assisting the ground staff, tutoring individual students, escorting students to medical appointments, or staffing the reception desk. Whatever the situation, you’ll gain valuable work experience with a range of new challenges. The more you embrace the challenges and responsibilities of your role, the more you will be rewarded. You may even accompany your students on trips to international destinations!
Your accommodation and meals will be provided. In addition, you’ll receive a weekly allowance to cover incidentals and provide you with some spending money. During the school holidays, you can venture across China or to nearby Asian destinations.
A Gap Year is the perfect way to explore the world before settling in to your university studies or first full-time job. And a Letz Live Gap placement is the most economical way to do it! Best of all, the 24/7 support of the Letz Live crew ensures your experience is as safe as possible. We’re always on hand to offer ideas and advice.
Why Letz Live?
Our entire Letz Live team has personally experienced the thrills, rewards and challenges of a Gap placement abroad. We base much of our success on our ability to effectively share these experiences and offer guidance to the next generation of travellers. We’re a young, fun and exciting organisation and we’re always looking to improve our opportunities for young people.
Not sure about China?
Letz Live currently offers Gap placements throughout Australia, Canada, China, India, Thailand and the United Kingdom, ranging from six to twelve months in duration.
Apply today and get ready for a life-changing experience!
All Letz Live placements in China include;
• Placement at a leading boarding school (inclusive of food & accommodation during term time);
• Weekly stipend paid to you by the school;
• Visa and immigration clearances;
• In-country orientation*;
• 24 / 7 support;
• Escorted travel**;
• Discounted travel and tour itineraries;
• Sim-card & international youth hostel memberships;
• Pre-departure information sessions;
• Lonely Planet Country Guide;
• Certificate of Completion;
• Airport transfers.
Who do we accept?
We only accept mature, reliable and independent individuals with a sense of humor and a willingness to become completely immersed in the school community and the Chinese way of life! If this is you, we look forward to welcoming you to China! Participants also must meet the relevant visa and entry clearances, and must be aged 17 to 31 years upon arrival into China (you can find more information via our website).
Past participants experiences
‘‘I had the typical Chinese experiences; climbing the Great Wall, sliding down the Great Wall, eating bulk amounts of rice and drinking mass amounts of tea… and then there were the other not so typical experiences; riding horses with Mongolians, trekking through rice fields and mountain villages, bathing in local hot springs, and even owning the stage with my own rendition of Lady Gaga in a Chinese nightclub. I had so much fun and have come home with so many stories to tell’‘
Support & services
Once you have been accepted, you will be given an emergency contact number so we are literally only a telephone (or a text message) away should you require our immediate assistance. We have representatives based in the United Kingdom, Australia, North Asia and North America who are on-hand should something untoward arise.
Discounts & savings
Participants are eligible to save between 50% to 70% on their second placement
Register your interest online via our website (www.letzlive.org). Once application has been completed in full, our recruitment team will contact your nominated referees before arranging a pre-screening telephone interview with you. Your pre-screening interview is with a past Letz Live participant who will tell you about their experiences abroad, as well as answer any questions or queries you may have (we find that the best way to find out the ins and outs of a Gap year is straight from the horses mouth!). Once this has been completed, we will organize a mutually-convenient time for your formal interview with our recruitment team. Upon completion of your formal interview, we will commence placement formalities (assuming suitability).
accommodation, food, visa, airport pickup
Your big journey of discovery awaits. Jetting off overseas to immerse yourself in a new culture is a life changing experience. It’s a precious opportunity to learn more about the world and yourself.
For decades, young people around the world have been taking this rite of passage before starting tertiary education or their first full time job. And now it’s your turn. You have so many questions. Where shall I go? Where will I live? How will I fund my travels?
Take away the guesswork by talking to the Letz Live crew today. Whether you want to work, learn or volunteer, we’ll help you find a fantastic overseas placement to suit you and your unique interests. The Letz Live crew have all travelled the world at a young age and they’re ready to hand the baton on to the next generation. All of us have personally experienced the thrills, rewards and challenges of living and working overseas.
Whether you’re planning months ahead, or you’re ready to go now, we’ll get straight to work on your itinerary. We know our network of overseas contacts on a personal basis, so you can be assured of only quality placements with full support throughout your experience. You’ll be making lifelong friendships on your journey, but we’ll be your travel buddy from afar!
Letz Live was established in 2004 by Nicholas Hare, who was inspired by his own pivotal gap year experience in the UK.