Travel to China to backpack, study, intern, volunteer, work or live as a digital nomad, expat or emigrant?

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Intro: life and experiences in China
  • China is an extremely interesting destination. In addition to countless sights, the country has a fascinating culture and nature. Nature varies from the tropical rainforest in the south to the Himalayan mountains in the west. A country with a turbulent past from Confucius to Genghis Khan. China, a country that has been closed off from the Western world for years. A country with a history of long-term, strict communism and a country that perhaps has one of the most controversial governments internationally.

Backpacking through China, Hong Kong or Tibet

  • China is an extraordinary destination where you can travel around and backpack for both short and long periods of time.
  • Features: the highest mountains, subtropical regions, vast steppes, ancient culture, and food to lick your fingers or wash them off quickly.

Travel in China, HongKong or Tibet

  • A trip through China is one that sees ancient culture mixed with modern cities and impressive nature.
  • City spotting: Guilin, Hong Kong, Lhasa, Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an.
  • Animal spotting: Mandarin ducks, Giant pandas, Red crowned cranes, Red Panda, Yaks.
  • Nature and areas spotting: Himalayas, Hunan province, Jiuzhaigou national park, Karakoram Highway, Tibet, Wolong nature reserve, Yangze river.

Studying in China or HongKong

  • Studies: basically all subjects and forms of education can be found.
  • Study cities: Beijing, Chengdu, Hangzhou, HongKong, Shanghai.
  • Mandarin language course: Beijing, Chengdu, Guilin, Hong Kong.

Internship in China or HongKong

  • Internship sectors: internships can be found in all sectors of society.
  • Internship cities: Beijing, Chengdu, Hangzhou, HongKong, Shanghai.
  • Internship competencies: perseverance, patience, flexibility, self-reliance.
  • Characteristics: The work culture in China consists of fairly long and fairly hard work.

Volunteering in China or HongKong

  • Volunteer projects: especially in social sectors, wildlife management and animal care.
  • Animal projects: protection of pandas, birds and nature reserves.
  • Characteristics: volunteering possible from 1 or 2 weeks to several months.

Working as a digital nomad in China or HongKong

  • Favorite cities: Guilin, Guangzhou, HongKong, Shanghai.

Working and living in China or HongKong

  • Jobs: temporary work can be found mainly in Hong Kong.
  • Living conditions: it is a relatively safe country to live in with increasing living comfort, the people are generally friendly and helpful even if not always easy to recognize, low cost of living.
  • Many options to eat great food if you know what to eat and where to go.
  • Language: English is not widely but increasingly spoken. In the remote areas some knowledge of Chinese or the local language is very useful, mastering the language is often a challenge.
  • Work culture in China: the differences between bustling cities like HongKong and Shanghai and rural towns are still very big, work is rarely boring and rarely without surprises, and many responsibilities for young employees.
  • Healthcare in China: get advice on insurance policies that provide adequate coverage for proper care and also repatriation in case of emergency or read more about healthcare in China and Hong Kong first.


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