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CEAIE Teach in China

The China Educational Association of International Exchange (CEAIE) program brings teachers from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, or the US to live and work in China for 12 months (beginning in August). The aim of the program is to promote language exchange and mutual understanding among young people at home and abroad, and to improve foreign language evaluation in Chinese schools. The program is supported by CEAIE and the Institute of International Education.

CEAIE participants will have the opportunity to teach English in classrooms all over China. Program benefits include TEFL certification and professional teaching experience overseas. Candidates majoring in education and English language study, or with those teaching experience, will be highly competitive. There is also a preference for candidates who have traveled overseas. After the initial 12 months, there may also be the opportunity to continue on as an educator in China.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Native English speaker

  • A bachelor's degree or above

  • Citizen of the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK

  • Between the ages of 20 and 55 years of age

  • Preferred: TESOL certification or two years of teaching experience (TEFL certification will be provided if applicant is selected and doesn't have teaching experience)

Fields of Study:

  • Arts and Creative Fields
  • Business and Law
  • Education
  • Health
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • Social Sciences and Humanities


  • China

Program Type:

  • Service
  • Travel


  • US Citizen
  • US National or Permanent Resident
  • Citizen of another country

Program Length:

  • 12 months


  • February 

Degree Level:

  • Post UG
  • Graduate


  • Support to cover housing, travel, TEFL certification