teaching in China Made Easy!

have an incredible experience in china the first time around

The online course and community to help you rock your first year teaching abroad in China!

Most teachers in China have at least 1-2 “throw away years” before they finally start figuring things out.

They have crappy jobs, fall for scams, or get themselves stuck in contracts they can’t escape.

But what if you don’t have time to waste on a “throw-away year”? What if you just want to have an incredible experience in China the FIRST time around??

My first year in China was a total disaster, and I’ve made it my mission to make sure that it doesn’t happen to anyone else. Thankfully, after five years of living and working in China, I’ve cracked the code and I want to teach you everything I wish I knew my first year.

With Teach Abroad Squad, you won’t fall for any of those scammy jobs or programs that prey on first-year teachers. I want to bring you up to my level, and teach you all of the things I wish I knew before I moved to China.

The Teach Abroad Squad is my proven step-by-step system to help you find a high-paying job, become an incredible teacher, and survive (and thrive) in China. 

Hey, it’s me teaching at my first school!

here’s what’s special about teach abroad squad

  • Instant community full of teachers in China with a members-only Facebook Group. Ask questions, share lesson plans, host meetups, and keep each other accountable.
  • Find a high-paying scam-free job with our Approved Jobs List of positions and recruiters that have been personally vetted by Richelle
  • Arrive in China able to speak Survival Chinese with a 40-minute Mandarin course and cheat sheet.
  • Avoid scammy scam jobs through learning how to analyze and negotiate your contract.
  • Get support and guidance with our interactive Facebook group and live Q&A office hours!
  • And finally, training that walks you through every step:
    • Finding and landing an incredible job
    • Completely understanding (and negotiating) your contract
    • Getting your Chinese Work Visa
    • Learning how to be an incredible teacher (to Chinese students)
    • Budgeting and saving up a ton of money to travel and achieve your goals
    • Surviving (and thriving) on the ground once you get there.

Let us make sure you have the adventure of a lifetime the FIRST time around!

Hear from current students

“The thought of moving to China alone can be overwhelming, but TAS goes over everything you need to know to be successful during your time abroad. The biggest takeaway for me was how to avoid scams and what to look for in contracts. I’ve heard so many horror stories about companies promising one thing only for it to be taken away or changed later. I now know how to read contracts, how to negotiate salary and vacation days, and how to handle any complications down the road. I've also made friends that I know I can turn to for any advice in the future.”

— Hillary Hancock, Teach Abroad Squad Member

“I originally joined because I was overwhelmed by all the information out there and I was getting lost in the sea of it all. Then I came across Richelle’s Instagram and blog and realized this is a real person giving real stories of life in China. I felt really good about enrolling in TAS because I knew I'd need help and have questions to ask. Joining the Teach Abroad Squad gave me more confidence that I won't be going into teaching abroad blindly.”

— Sarah Anderson, Teach Abroad Squad Member

find a high-paying job you love so you can rock your first year in china!