Preferences & Joint Applications


Generally speaking, successful applicants are given ‘a placement’. We do not guarantee specific provinces, cities or student age groups. Chinese regulations are forever changing, and it is just not possible for us to assure you that a given region will accept your application. You are however free to identify, amongst other things, regional and/or student age group (primary school, high school, college, university) preferences in your application. Every possible effort will be made by The China Teaching Experience to satisfy your preferences as closely as possible. The point we want you to understand however is that it is not entirely up to us. Before any official invitation papers can be issued to you, two things need to happen: Firstly, a school must accept your application, and secondly, that school must have your application approved by local government in that region. Applicants are therefore asked to think flexibly when it comes to location and/or age group. We do however tend to match an average of about 80% of preferences. You can click here to see the preference identification document.


We can place couples in the same institution (guaranteed), meaning you can live together, and we can place friends in the same placement location (potentially even the same institution). Please just make it known during your Skype interview that you are applying as part of a two-some/group!