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|cmark 3 posts||
Hello my name is Calvin and i am quite adamant on going to China in August 2011 for that internship or maybe even just working there directly without the internship. Regardless of the choice I think it would be alot better for me to do this with someone i know. I imagine many people here who are doing the online training probably don't know anyone else who is doing this as well as though who have already gone wished they knew someone earlier there to ease thier minds about who they maybe rooming with.
But anyways i am looking to make friends on here. I just started the 40 Hour online certification (slowly upgrading) I just thought I stop by on here to say hello and hope to get to know anyone else who plans on going around the same time i am or get some advice. Nice to meet you all
|chrisdalli 1 post||
Gday Calvin, my name is Christopher 37yo and live in Melbourne, Australia. I have booked and paid for the August 2011 Internship in China and am already well into my TEFL course. I'm looking for a change in my life and want to work and travell (hopefully). I definately understand your feelings regarding knowing someone and am happy to become a friend of yours and chat about stuff. I've travelled on my own before through SE Asia and it was amazing!!! I'm still pretty nervous about this decision but there the times when u discover the most about who you are....thats why I'm doing it.
So if meeting someone before hand helps you make up you mind then I'm happy to oblidge and I also would like to have contact with a familar face prior to going and hopefully bunk together or be close by.
Stay in touch and let me know what you decide.....Good luck with your studies...PEACE:-)
|tusoo 2 posts||
I was also thinking about joining the August internship, but am a bit unsure because I don't know anyone there, and am afraid of being all alone! Like others have said, it would be great to have a familiar face if I do go.
I started my 140hr course last week, and I would love to have a friend here who I can exchange tips and concerns with!
|Lindsay03 4 posts||
I have signed up for the August internship too. Just about to email back my application documents. I am in the (fortunate!) position of having already completed 100 hours last year, so I only have 20 more hours to do which takes the pressure off a bit.
I am so bored of doing my 9-5 job, and thought new year, new adventure (providing I get accepted!)
|tusoo 2 posts||
@stevebudd - ahahahaha very true. after reading about so many people going on the internship...I think I'm going to do it now. I'm just gonna wait til Monday to sign up. Just need to make sure I talk it over with my family one last final time. They seemed supporting when I first told them, but at that time, I only said I was 'thinking about it'.
I shall see you guys in China in August! LOL
|gabyc880 2 posts||
Hey, I've also signed up for the China internship in August! I'm graudating this year with a law degree, and wanting to explore china & really eager to teach (so many other reasons too). Would like to get in contact with others before going.. there's soo many things to think/consider for this so would be great to discuss stuff! drop me a msg :)
|daddykooljr 6 posts||
Hello fellow wanna be teachers,my name is john.i am going to China in April. The 5th to be precise.My intention is to settle. I dont have any teaching experiance,not in schools. If i can get a position then anybody can.I am in touch with a few agencies in China and am awaiting offers. My resume is rather weak i fear.So i can only hope.I will post any positive news later.
|jessicadejong 1 post||
i paid and signed up for the august 2011 china internship..am just waiting to find out if im in!!sure hope so!!
goodluck with whatever u decide!and also im keen 2 make friends as well before i go :)
gaby started up a facebook group for people who are going 2 china in august..its called china internship august 2011..
u, tusoo and john should check it out!
so tusoo did u end up applying for the internship?have u heard anything yet?im getting so impatient waiting haha
and goodluck with the job applications john!