I am a sophomore in college currently working on a contract with a Chinese recruiting company. They offer some choices on what will be in my contract in exchange for teaching English in their school for a year in Beijing.
I want to teach English in China to learn Chinese, and experience their culture. My ultimate goal is to learn Chinese, and work in Chinese business as I am a business management major.
The packages are as follows:
1. 5,000 RMB per month + Accomodation + Visa Service + Two hours Mandarin Lessons each week + 1,000 USD Airfare + Free meels on campus + Paid Chinese holiday + Assistance from staff + Free TEFL Certification
2. 7,000 RMB per month + Visa Service + Two hours Mandarin Lessons each week + 1,000 USD Airfare Bonus + Free meals on Campus + Paid Chinese Holida + Assistance from Staff + Free TEFL Certification
3. 9,000 RMB per month + Free meals on campus + Paid Chinese Holidays + Assistance from Staff.
Which contract do you think is ideal? Should I find my own place to live with the extra 2,000 RMB a month I make? Should I do EVERYTHING myself with the extra 4,000 RMB a month?
Please help. I know nothing of Beijing life, and its costs.