Saturday, May 15, 2010

Shanghai, here I come!


You might remember me mentioning frequent trips to Shanghai to see friends there. Well, I will no longer have to refer to it as my second home - starting this August, it's going to be my real home! I am moving from teaching at a university to teaching at a .... kindergarten! It's going to be a huge change, but I'm really excited about it.

The job sounds fun, with great hours, (great pay,) and great breaks. I'm going to have to leave behind the job I really truly love here, but I'll be getting a lot of other benefits. First and foremost, I'll get to live with a good friend of mine in Shanghai! Also, I'll get to use Chinese on the job, as 5 year olds don't know any useful English yet, and my coworkers will be Chinese. Not to mention I'll be getting paid to fingerpaint, haha.

I'm also looking forward to life in a big city. Shanghai has so much to offer! Right now it's an especially great time because the World Expo is going on. It will last until October, so if anyone wanted to visit me in the fall, it would be a great time, hint hint.

It you want to read more about the Expo or my new place of work, there are links below:

I'm going to be busy arranging my big move, but soon I'll be back to posting about life here.

1 comment:

Erin said...

WOW! I can't believe you actually did it! Good news...I'm sure you will be great with the little ones. Get Jason to share some lesson plans and pass along all the tricks and things he learned the hard way in Guilin!