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  • Chauncey Scales | Vanderbilt University Alumni

Finding a Second Home

Chauncey enjoying a day of at a local Cafe.

Being an English teacher in China has been an incredible honor. Being in a country with a deep history and culture, surrounded by warm and welcoming people, is a wonderful experience. Teaching in a different country will require you to be an adaptable person, but because of the amazing people at the Lanhu Cultural Exchange Center, you will always be taken care of. At the beginning, I didn’t know how I was going to manage being in a place so different from my home. I had always wanted to travel and work in a different country, but I was worried that I would not be able to handle the culture shock. However, I quickly became accustomed to this new place and the opportunities and challenges that come with it. The students and teachers at my school have been extremely helpful and have went out of their way to make this place feel like a second home. I am surrounded by beautiful mountains and live in a vibrant and rapidly developing city. After a few days here, I knew I had made the right decision. Teaching in China will not only give you insight into a different culture but also change the way you view your own culture. A heightened sense of self-confidence will develop from knowing that you can thrive in a new environment. You will become a new person mentally and emotionally, and this is all for the better. I would like to thank Lany for making this opportunity possible. If you like traveling and the opportunity to teach students about your language and culture, I highly recommend teaching in China through the Lanhu Cultural Exchange Center.

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