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Becoming an Expat Nurse in China read more
Apr-12th-2019 | Post by expatree

Despite China being the second biggest economy in the world, it’s still viewed as a developing country. This is because there are more than half a million individuals living in poverty and a further 373.1 million living below the upper-middle-income poverty line. As a result, the nation’s health is diminishing, and China’s healthcare services are stretched. But this is good news if you’re an expat with a nursing degree behind you, as you’ll be able to seamlessly transition into expat life with a meaningful job in tow.

Becoming a nurse in China

If you wish to become a registered nurse in one of China’s developing cities, such as Shanghai or Bejing, you’ll need to prove that you’re serious about the role. You’ll therefore be expected to complete an internship and pass the Chinese NCLEX exam. In addition to this, you’ll be expected to speak fluent Mandarin. As 73% of the population speak Mandarin, you’re sure to come across
Your guide to accessibility as an Expat in China read more
Mar-12th-2019 | Post by expatree

There are at least 85 million people living with disabilities all throughout China. While the country has made huge strides in working to integrate those people into society in a way that increases accessibility and promotes awareness of their needs, there are certain areas where mobility-limited expats can go to enjoy full accessibility without fear of limitation. After all, transitioning into life as an expat is hard enough without having to worry about whether or not you’ll even be able to access basic necessities and locations needed to integrate yourself into Chinese society. Alas, there are solutions abound, and many different accessible trips you can take that will blow your mind.

What To Know About Accessibility In China

On August 1, 2012, China introduced the Construction of a Barrier-Free Environment. According to the Chinese government, this regulation was designed to ensure that all newly built roads and buildings meet certain construction standards in order to provid
Ways to Eat Nutritious Food While Transitioning into Expat Life read more
Feb-11th-2019 | Post by expatree

Food habits are known as being one of the most complex aspects of human behavior, which makes them even more important to understand when moving abroad. As you adjust to a new culture, job, language and lifestyle you’ll undoubtedly feel like your entire body is out of whack. Cultivating a routine will help, while trying to adjust to the Chinese eating schedule as quickly as possible will also assit your body in finding its rhythm sooner rather than later. There are a few other things you can do, however, that will ensure you have the energy your body needs to be healthy and engage in all of the fun activities going on in your new expat life.

Start Slowly
You don’t have to get acclimated all at once. As you unpack your bags and possibly even search for your new apartment in Shanghai or Beijing, it’s important to ease into your new life. Take care of your mental health and allow yourself to enjoy comfort foods from home. Just know that eventually, you will have to branc
10 Ways Sleep Deprivation Could Impact Your Expat Life read more
Jan-7th-2019 | Post by expatree

60% of the Chinese nation state that they don’t get enough sleep. And it’s the younger generation who are particularly failing to get enough shut-eye. Survey participants cited career worries and financial concerns as leading causes of their sleep battles. As an expat entrepreneur selling via a marketplace, it’s too easy to stay up working through the night. However, in doing so, you could be putting your health, relationships, and livelihood at risk.

A good night’s sleep
The National Sleep Foundation states that adults require between seven and nine hours of sleep every night. For optimum sleep, you should avoid using gadgets at least an hour before bed as they are linked to poor sleep. One aspect you should consider is the type of bedding you require. A mattress which suits your sleep style, preference, and any medical conditions you have will help you achieve good quality sleep. You should also ensure that you regularly flip your mattress to maximize its life
I CAN! Life Skills Tournament Recap read more
Nov-15th-2017 | Post by expatree
The M&Y group is proud to present the first I CAN! Life Skills Tournament, focused on the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations. It was successfully held in Yew Chung International School of Shanghai, Central Park Campus, last Sunday with over 100 parents and special guests and 8 teams of students from various schools and countries.
The goal of the tournament was to bring awareness and boost critical thinking among the next generations by developing Life Skills and taking actions to make an impact, reaching the four Sustainable Development Goals we focused on: Zero Hunger, Gender Equality, Quality Education and Climate Action Goals.

The M&Y team believes that developing right skills at the young age will form authentic character and wholesome personality that will lead to successful life.

Margarita and Yuliana, founders of The M&Y group, both went through leadership programs as kids. Having experienced the positive results of personal development edu
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