Saturday, March 30, 2013
We received word this month that we will be teaching English at Shandong University in Jinan, China. You can see the Shandong Province is the pink section in the north east. We are actually about 250 miles south of Beijing. So far, that is the extent of my knowledge of Jinan - other than that there are about 6 million people.
We are really excited about this assignment. Unlike when we were to go to Shanghai, there will be another couple teaching at the same University and we believe there will be two other couples at another campus. We have already been in contact with the Pace's and found that they like hiking, games, and eating out. What more could we ask for?
We have also been in contact with the couple that are teaching at Shandong now. They have sent us a ton of information and pictures. This has helped us immensely already. I have no qualms about going now. They make it sound like such a wonderful experience.
We will be going for 100 hours of TEFL training at BYU from Aug. 5 - 16 and then we will leave for China the last week in August. It sounds so far away now but I know the time will pass quickly. I can hardly wait.