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TEACH. LEARN. LIVE.


Teach for a year in China

Ambassador Year in China (AYC) is a non profit unique program for university graduates to spend a year teaching, learning, and making a difference at public schools across China by becoming Educational Ambassadors. Participants experience the challenges and unique rewards of immersion into one of the world’s fastest developing economic and cultural landscapes.

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AYC Provides:

  •  6,500 RMB salary per month
  •  10,000 RMB travel allowance awarded at the completion of the program
  •  TEFL training and certification (free 120-hour course)
  •  Free housing (conveniently located close to your school)
  •  Full legal work and residence status (Chinese work visa and residence permit)
  •  Health insurance
  •  Chinese language lessons
  •  Airport pickup and ongoing support

Why Choose AYC?

Be a part of China’s First Intercultural Wave

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  • Despite lower pay in comparison to other teach English in China opportunities, AYC is a non profit program dedicated to providing education equality to underdeveloped communities. This involves sending our Educational Ambassadors to Tier 2-3 cities to provide China's upcoming generation with valuable communicative and cultural skills.

  • Due to economic reform ( 改革开放) by Deng Xiaoping in the 1980s, China is a recent rapidly advancing nation in terms of technology and intercultural immersion. Educational Ambassadors become not only teachers but also part of an era defining generation shared by China's first promotion of intercultural exchange.

  • Not only are they able to experience a culture which 20 years ago was virtually isolated, they are able to truly embody the term Educational Ambassador by paving the way for a new era of Chinese educational enrichment.

Adjustment is a Unique Learning Process

Unlike typical TIC (teach in China) jobs, being an Educational Ambassador is a unique learning process that teaches you how to adapt to a vastly different culture one step at a time whether it is overcoming language barriers or handling culturally sensitive situations. Resources such as coordinators and network opportunities are provided so EAs can lead fulfilling independent lives in China.

As a country with strong political holds on liberal expression (Great Firewall, traditional conventions, government restrictions, etc), China can at times be frustrating for Educational Ambassadors. However despite these drawbacks, China has other state of the art technological advancements such as high-speed trains, advanced takeout delivery, newly developed biking systems, and many more.


Ambassador Year in China Promo

Check out this trailer below to get a better idea of what you as an Educational Ambassador can accomplish in a year through our AYC program.


Application Timeline: 

Our application is open now!

Open positions for Fall 2019 to teach one full academic year (10 months) are also open.

However flexible schedules might be arranged for participants who would like to go earlier or later. Please contact us for further information.

FALL 2019 TERM

Deadline - August 31, 2019

Note: This deadline accommodates applicants who arrive late into the Fall Term

AYC Voices


Learn about how the AYC experience has changed the lives of participants in their own words. We have included a collection of photo essays and videos from current and past Educational Ambassadors to give you a taste of life in China.

AYC Voices


Learn about how the AYC experience has changed the lives of participants in their own words. We have included a collection of photo essays and videos from current and past Educational Ambassadors to give you a taste of life in China.

“Stepping into ayc” web series

We are very happy to share our web series called “Stepping Into AYC” which features interview content and highlights from AYC's Ambassadors in their Chinese communities. Visit our YouTube Channel below to subscribe and share, and check back regularly for more chapters to follow Educational Ambassadors as their AYC experience unfolds.

Media contests

Each year, Ambassador Year in China holds Photo Essay and Video contests for our hard-working Educational Ambassadors. The competitions challenge participants to demonstrate what it feels like to be completely immersed in a new culture and lifestyle. The essays and videos here tell the story of EAs crafting the unfamiliar into a home away from home.

For essays and videos made by Educational Ambassadors, check out the links to our YouTube Channel and our past media competition entries.

Educational Ambassadors in Action

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Testimonials


Hear what professionals, professors, and former Educational Ambassadors have to say

about our program

Testimonials


Hear what professionals, professors, and former Educational Ambassadors have to say

about our program

Educators & ORGANIZATIONS

AYC ALUMNI

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Program


Ambassador Year in China is a program that helps college graduates expand their horizons and enhance their careers by spending one academic year teaching, studying, and making a difference in placement sites across China. Some participants treat it as a way to launch a career abroad or as a language teacher; others think of it more as a gap year.

Program


Ambassador Year in China is a program that helps college graduates expand their horizons and enhance their careers by spending one academic year teaching, studying, and making a difference in placement sites across China. Some participants treat it as a way to launch a career abroad or as a language teacher; others think of it more as a gap year.

Make the most of your year in China

What you can accomplish in one year in China depends on how you spend your time there. Each week, twenty hours are dedicated to teaching, ten hours are spent in the office or in support of student activities, and the remaining time is allotted for collaborative or self-directed pursuits, such as language learning, exploration, and community engagement. This schedule leaves a significant amount of your time open to be used as you see fit. We hope you will choose to use this time in a way that contributes to your personal or professional development  In China, everything revolves around social context; as a newcomer to China, the strong support network that AYC provides will be invaluable in fulfilling your ambitions.

 

“All we have is now…”

There are nearly endless possibilities for how you could spend a year in China. Above all, we want all of our Educational Ambassadors to be active and outgoing because so much is possible if you just step outside of your comfort zone. In the end, though, your year is your year, and it’s up to you what you do with it. It is the AYC’s hope that this year can help kick start your life with the unforgettable experience of learning and teaching. We strongly believe that everyone should spend time abroad in their lives. If you’re curious to see what a year in China has to offer you, click here to get the logistical low-down from our FAQ, or if you’re ready to take the plunge, click here to apply online.